Church Vitalization Summit

The Church Vitalization Virtual Summit is designed to help Canadian churches and denominations go from plateaued and declining to thriving in their communities. The Summit features pastors, coaches, and denominational leaders who have been a part of denominational and church turn-around. The goal is to have prevailing churches across our nation that turn the tide of Christian influence in Canada.

– Dates: Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2021
– All Sessions will be hosted through Zoom.
– All Sessions will be recorded. A Playback Pass is available for purchase with your registration to receive the content after the summit.

Find out more: https://abnwt.com/cvsummit21

Register now: https://abnwt.regfox.com/national-church-vitalization-summit-2021

Lead Pastor Job Opportunity

Following 22+ months of intentional transition, Park Meadows Baptist Church is looking for a Lead Pastor to join our community of faith and provide leadership and direction as we lean into a renewed sense of vision and determine how we can partner with the Mission of God to make a difference in the lives of others.
 
To get an idea of who we are and where we sense we are going, please review our history and vision documents, as well as the accompanying job description.
 
For more information, visit https://www.parkmeadowschurch.ca/pastoral-search/. Those interested in applying are asked to submit a resume, brief testimony, philosophy of ministry and links to 2 sermons to search@parkmeadows.ca.

Restriction Free Worship!!!

Dear Friends, 

This week Premier John Horgan, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Minister Adrian Dix announced Step 3 in British Columbia’s Restart Plan will begin on July 1st.  This includes a return to normal for personal gatherings, Canada-wide recreational travel, no group limits for restaurants, and normal capacity for gyms, indoor fitness classes, and recreational facilities. Additionally, this includes:

  • No capacity limits or restrictions on religious gatherings and worship services
  • Singing is permitted
  • Gathering pre and post service is permitted
  • Sharing meals is permitted

 More details can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restart#step-three

Ministry Opportunity: Rose of Sharon Baptist Church

Seeking a Lead Pastor – Rose of Sharon Baptist Church

Has God put a calling on your life to be a lead pastor? Do you have a heart for people of all ages? Rose of Sharon Baptist Church (ROSBC) is prayerfully seeking a Spirit-led full-time pastor to work alongside our Pastor of Family Ministries, active Board of Elders, dedicated staff and host of gifted volunteers.

We are a multigenerational community with a desire to know our Lord more intimately, serve Him more faithfully, and fellowship together. To put our love for others in action, we have a variety of outreach ministries such as an in-house K-12 private school, a thriving children’s ministry, a Christian counselling centre and more!

For more information, please visit www.rosbc.com.

Application Process:

If you feel called to apply to become the next Lead Pastor, please submit a written testimony of God’s work in your life, your Ministerial Information Profile (MIP), and/or your resume to psc@rosbc.com with “Pastoral Search Committee” in the subject line.

A Church Profile is available upon request.

See Job Posting for more details:

BCBA Online Ministry

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UNITed AGAINST RACISM

The BCBA along with 150 other denominations have signed the following statement that condemns all racism.

We grieve and mourn the continued racism against all people. Specifically, we are saddened by the rise in verbal and physical attacks on Asian Canadians. We acknowledge that recent incidents in Canada and the United States have occurred within a growing context of anti-Asian racism and violence.

In honour of Asian Heritage Month and the upcoming centenary of Canada’s Exclusion Act (1923), we condemn these activities in Canada and around the world.

Anti-Asian racist incidents have grown at unprecedented rates since 2020. Asian Heritage Month reminds us of both the contributions made by the Asian communities and of sad historical realities such as the Head Tax, the Vancouver Anti-Asian Riots of 1907 and the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. Anti-Asian rhetoric and violence amplified by COVID-19 also remind us that Asian women and seniors continue to be disproportionately affected by incidents of racism.

We stand with and for Asian and BIPOC Canadian communities. We see and affirm the anger, grief, pain and fear of Asian-Canadian families. We pledge to support you and will follow up through community care events for those wrestling with the emotional, spiritual and psychological impact of these racist incidents.

As Christian leaders, we categorically condemn the sin of racism. We acknowledge that racism may take many forms, from overt violence and threats to racial microaggressions, dismissiveness and omissions. We exhort our community members to consider their own words and deeds, and to endeavour to learn more of our shared history.

We commit ourselves to challenge all forms of racism and discrimination. We must continue to work together to build a just and caring British Columbia for ourselves and for future generations. Now is the time for renewal of our commitment to work to rectify racial and socio-economic inequities.

How can we bring justice and beauty to our cities, province and nation? Statements are not enough. Please consider ways we can encourage, ally, report and pursue greater vigilance in protecting our communities from racism. Let us look out for the vulnerable as we consider various forms of Bystander Training and Awareness. Consider allyship through your consumer choices by patronizing Asian and BIPOC restaurants and retail establishments.

Anyone seeking counseling resources may wish to contact our counseling collaborators, including those listed on the link, and use or support the free faith-based resources available via Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries. (www.sanctuarymentalhealth.org/2021/04/01/stop-asian-hate/)

May our Lord continue to lead us to establish greater awareness, compassion and justice with our Asian and BIPOC family so that we may love and serve one another as unto the Lord. We pray that we will model a more redemptive society based on Jesus’ love and example as we seek to follow His teachings in Scripture.

By God’s grace and mercy,

Dr. Bob Krahn
Executive Minister
BCBA

NAB TRIENNIAL 2021: July 9-11

Find out more and register for the NAB Triennial, July 9-11: https://nabtriennial.vfairs.com

BCBA Online Ministry

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Green Bay Bible Camp

STAFF NEEDED: Green Bay Bible Camp is still in need of 2 kitchen assistants and 1 cook for the summer. These are paid positions and more information can be found here: https://www.greenbay.bc.ca/cabin-leaders-and-program-team-volunteers/

CAMP OPPORTUNITIES: Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley in West Kelowna, Green Bay Bible Camp has spent 65 years creating meaningful and memorable experiences for campers of all ages. Here, at Green Bay, we seek to serve and specialize in fun. We believe that summer camp has the ability to provide life-changing moments for parents and their children. With wonderful meals prepared for you, a picturesque waterfront, as well as fun and innovative programming you won’t experience anywhere else, Green Bay stands out as an ideal place for you and your family to spend your summer. We provide space for families to experience rest, renewal and growth and have a team of leaders who model the sacrificial service and extravagant love of Christ. We are committed to being rooted in Scripture, immersed in prayer and devoted to cultivating community. We seek to serve others and are committed to developing the next generation of Kingdom Leaders. Whether it’s on the field, at the waterfront or around the campfire, we believe that families come alive here at Green Bay, so we invite you to come join us we embark on another unforgettable summer! Register for family camp online now: https://www.greenbay.bc.ca/family-rates-dates/

BCBA Online Ministry

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