2023 AGM and Conference
The 2023 CABF AGM took place on September 29th with the presentation of reports and the election of Officers, Council and Committees. To see the Agenda with links to the reports, click here. The Conference Speaker on September 30th was Dr. Scott Gibson of Baylor University and his topic was Christ the Common Connection. The lectures are available on YouTube here and here. A highlight of the weekend was the launch of Keeping the Faith: Essays in Memory of Roger H. Prentice, edited by Paul Harris and Karen Smith. The launch can be viewed on YouTube here.
The position for chaplain at Dkyeland Lodge, a long-term care facility who feels spirituality is important for holistic care, in Windsor NS. has recently become vacant. The position is part time, 20 hrs per week and includes visiting the residents, worship services and Bible Studies. For more details click here.
On Sunday, September 3rd at 10:30 am St. Margaret’s Bay Baptist Church will have an Induction Service for Rev. Pamela D. Estey, an accredited Minister with CABF. A Potluck Lunch will follow the Service. All are welcome. The Church is at 6374 St. Margaret’s Bay Road.
2023 Rushton Lecture Video
The 2023 Lecture by Dr. Allan Effa, entitled Enlarge the site of your tent: metaphors and challenges of inclusion and diversity for the Canadian church, is now available on YouTube by clicking here.
First Baptist Church Halifax, acting on the recommendation of a CABF Ordination Council, ordained Rev. Arla Johnson to Christian Ministry on Sunday, April 2nd. Arla is the Minister of Inclusive Community at First Baptist and one of the founders of Queer Spirit Church. We believe she is the first married lesbian woman to be ordained in a Baptist Church in Canada. You can watch a video of the service here. (Photo by Dr. Rob Fennell)
BC Churches Join CABF
Welcome to Kitsilano Christian Community Church, the most recent congregation to join CABF! On May 3 Council approved the recommendation of the Membership Committee to admit this vibrant community of faith in greater Vancouver, to be ratified at our next full members meeting on June 3. They join with the Church at Southpoint in Surrey, BC, accepted as a new member congregation during the March Council meeting, as our second BC congregation.
Minister of Families and Outreach
First Baptist Church, Amherst, NS is seeking a Minister of Familes and Outreach. To learn more about this full time position and how to apply, click here.
Community Life Coordinator Search
The Church at Southpoint, Surrey BC, is seeking a Community Life Coordinator: Introduction and Position Description.
Senior Pastor Search
The Port Williams United Baptist Church continues its search for a Senior Pastor. For further details, or to apply, click here.