Vol 5 No. 44 Short Term Ministries

This week’s newsletter is an extensive report from Nadia VanderKuip regarding her work on our behalf in short term ministries and mission in our family of churches.  You will see how the relationships of those calling for help, those interested in serving, and a larger desire to encourage one another in the family of Christ is growing amongst us.  Nadia brings good skills and lots of energy to this task.  We are also thankful for Carmin MacMillan, for the CBM personnel and CBM for all the work and skill that goes into our intentional partnership.  I have talked to Nadia about projects already launched in the Fall and am very encouraged.



In Christ,



STM Update – August 2009

Some Facts and Figures

Sites of STMs

Edmonton Mustard Seed – Edmonton, AB

Hope Farm – Duncan, BC

Urban Promise Ministries – Vancouver, BC

Living Life Ministries – Carlyle, SK

SERVE – Swift Current, SK


Groups participating in STMs

Gull Lake Camp – 12 to Edmonton Mustard Seed, 25 to Brownfield

Webster – 15 to Edmonton Mustard Seed

First Edmonton – 6 to Edmonton Mustard Seed

Emmanuel Baptist Victoria – 12 to Victoria Mustard Seed

The Forge – 25 to Hope Farm & Mustard Seed Victoria (Social Justice Camp)

Kits Church – 4 to Hope Farm

Hillside – 40 to Keats work weekend


Total Participants: 139


SERVE Groups: 144

  • Bonavista
  • Olivet
  • Cornerstone
  • West Point Gray
  • Swift Current
  • Willowlake
  • Berea Baptist
  • Westhill
  • High River
  • Sunrise
  • Peace River
  • Thompson

Total Participants: 283

Groups doing other STMs

New Life – DCLA – 25

First Penticton – Mexico with other churches – 70

Olds – Mexico (number unknown)

Emmanuel Baptist, Saskatoon – Trip to Vancouver with YWAM -20

Prince Albert, SK – Summer Jam – 1000 people walked through the festival/park


Discussions with Churches

Six churches were engaged in discussion and each had a group of 2-5 interested people, but due to low numbers or incompatible dates, these Connections did not go ahead.


STM Opportunities in the pipeline

  1. Strathcona Church – a church plant out of Kits church – Jodi Spargur
  2. Kinbrace House – refugee housing – Loren Balisky
  3. SERVE 2010 – Flin Flon
  4. The ‘Engage’ Challenge
  5. Vancouver Experience – a tailor made blend of different ministry experiences
    1. First Baptist Lethbridge has already expressed interest for April 2010
  6. White Rock Baptist rebuilding Keats Cluster
  7. Hillside committing to Camp Grace @ Grandview to host holiday dinners starting with Thanksgiving.