Vol 4 No. 30 Manitoba Listening Sessions

Last week we looked at half the Manitoba responses in the Listening Sessions that took place March 15th. In the afternoon of that same day we gathered with the Northern and West Manitoba churches; 10 participated. This group is a very strong association with strong support for one another, excellent ministry opportunities and praxis in many of its communities. The region has strong attachment to Carey Theological College and has been an excellent example of long distance, distributive, church-based education. Flin Flon shared about evangelism in nearby communities (which resonated with the conversion stories from Filipino Evangelical Winnipeg earlier in the day). Stories of a variety of ministries were forthcoming. What I was particularly impressed by is the rich, varied and fruitful work of these churches. I would love that more of their story and God’s faithfulness was heard, shared and celebrated… God is doing great things in the midst of these churches.

Here are the commitments for this year.



In Christ,

Jeremy Bell


Western and Northern Manitoba – 10 participating churches

Portage la Prairie, First Baptist – will pray for and financially support Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship, Baptist missionaries and CBWC

Souris, Faith Community Baptist – will seek to maintain our financial commitment to the CBWC budget and continue to work together with our Western Manitoba churches and William Carey Institute in the area of leadership development

Flin Flon, First Baptist – will create space for our pastor to continue to serve on the Heartland Church Health and Planting committee; host at least one Short Term Ministry; continue to celebrate, pray and financially support the work of CBM

Dauphin, First Baptist – will financially support and pray for denominational leadership; assist churches and people from CBWC churches who seek prayer ministry

Brandon, First Baptist – will remember denominational leaders and various churches through regular prayer and monthly encouragement cards and letters

Strathclair Baptist – will provide representation at all/most area and denominational events; weekly prayer support of denominational programs

Thompson, First Baptist – will continue to provide financial support to CBWC and endeavour to get involved physically as we can with sister churches

Shoal Lake Baptist – will use whatever God places in our hands to encourage and build up the body of believers in the CBWC; will stand with you in prayer – God moves when His people pray

Virden Baptist – will commit to being informed of your greater work in the CBWC family; enable our church family to pray for specific needs; increased missions to CBWC

Neepawa, First Baptist – will pray, encourage and give talent in money and time as God enables us in our local area as well as the western provinces