Hello fellow pastors,
We are excited to be hosting our Pastor’s Conference in April this year to help minimize the impact of weather on those traveling through the mountains. Kerry Bender of the North American Baptist Conference will be ministering to us in our sessions and we have the privilege of meeting together again at Cedar Springs in Sumas. The promo video below shares how God has used our pastor’s conference each year to provide community, encouragement, refreshing and excitement among our pastors.
We hope that you will all be able to join us from April 7-10!
You don’t want to miss THE GREAT ESCAPE, BC NAB Women’s Retreat at Rockridge Canyon in Princeton, BC.
What you can look forward to:
The new Prayer Calendar for 2019 is now available!
Below are some interesting resources for pastors and churches.
If you would like to sign up for the NAB Leadership Forum to participate in discussions online, please visit: nabconference.org/resources/forms-2/leadership-forum-signup
There are also leadership formation resources on the NAB site at: nabconference.org/north-american-missions/leadership-formation
Scripture to contemporary music: www.seedsfamilyworship.com
Right Now Media Bible study library: www.rightnowmedia.org
The Bible Project: thebibleproject.com/explore
I Am Second: www.iamsecond.com
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries: www.rzim.org
Billy Graham: billygraham.org
Apologetics Canada: www.apologeticscanada.com
Power to Change: p2c.com
Plugged In (Focus on the Family): www.pluggedin.ca
Common Sense Media: www.commonsensemedia.org
We are looking forward to a great time at Pastor’s Conference in 2019. As voted on at our Association Meetings, the conference will now be in April instead of February. Please note on your calendars the following dates and we will provide you with more information in the coming months.
Sunday, April 7th – 6:00 pm dinner
Wednesday, April 10th – 10:30 am brunch to end gathering
Blessings and hope to see you there next year!
You are invited to join us at Grace Baptist Church in Kelowna on November 9th & 10th for the NAB Gateway Workshop on best practices in short-term missions.
For more information see the Short-term missions (STM) flyer:
Gateway Missions Workshop Flyer
REGISTRATION: Cost: $20/person
Register for this event online: nabonmission.org/get-involved/nab-gateway/gateway-global/register-nab-training
From July 26-29, the North American Baptist Conference of Churches (NAB) held their Triennial in Edmonton, Alberta. Our BC Executive Minister, Bob Krahn, and his wife Dawn, loaded up their truck and brought medical supplies, donated by our BC Churches, to be included in a shipment to two hospitals in Cameroon. This is one of the projects that the NAB is involved with; working with White Cross to send medical supplies internationally. There were lots of familiar faces at Triennial and the sessions and times of fellowship were a blessing and encouragement to all who attended.
During the spring and summer Bob had the opportunity to visit several different churches and pastors in our BC Association. He celebrated Canada Day at Sunshine Ridge Baptist Church in Surrey, visited with Phil Johnson at Osoyoos Baptist Church where they serve a Saturday meal to over eight hundred migrant workers during the summer, and ran across the border to visit with Mark Fast at New Hope Bible Fellowship in Oroville, Washington.
God is so good and we praise Him for his many blessings including Andre Deepwell’s 40th Wedding Anniversary, Andy Dietrich’s 25 years at Grace Baptist in Kelowna, Chilliwack’s (MidTown Church) new building, and Trinity Kelowna’s building extension.