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Cowboy worship sets stage for challenge facing Canadian Baptists

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada (BP) — Southern Baptists in Canada opened their annual meeting with an Alberta-style fellowship that included horse-drawn wagon rides, a creek-side fire pit and “cowboy-style” worship. Their business sessions included a report from Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, that promised to triple the number of fully-funded church-planting catalysts […]

Canadian Baptists have ‘quite the journey’

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO (BP)–With only 10 years left before the Canadian National Baptist Convention hits the deadline for reaching its goals of 1,000 healthy, reproducing and cooperating churches and 100,000 baptisms, President Rick Lamothe predicts pastors and churches are in for “quite the journey.” “We’re going to have a lot of decisions to make. We’re going […]

Small Canadian church of 50 makes film

MAPLE RIDGE, British Columbia (BP)--Many people who have seen "The Scarf," a new feature-length film produced by a Canadian Baptist church, are giving it "two thumbs up."

Canadian churches emphasize cooperation

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (BP)–Messengers to the annual meeting of the Canadian National Baptist Convention, formerly the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists, in Edmonton, Alberta, emphasized cooperation by reciting together a covenant that was approved at the 2008 meeting. “We’re using it in all our convention meetings. Every convention meeting we have, we now have a […]

Winter Olympics stirs Baptists to action

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada (BP)--Baptist leaders in Vancouver are planning outreach efforts surrounding the 2010 Winter Olympics that they hope will lead to additional churches in the Canadian city.

WRAP-UP: New name in store for Canadian Baptists

RICHMOND, British Columbia, Canada (BP)–Canadian Southern Baptists are just one vote away from adopting a new name — Canadian National Baptist Convention — to more accurately reflect their geographic location. A final vote on changing the name will take place at next year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists. If the motion […]

Canadian Southern Baptists consider changing their name

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada (BP)--Gerry Taillon, the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists’ national ministry leader, underscored his optimism for the future of the convention at its annual meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.

Canadian Baptists to form name change study committee

TORONTO (BP)--After being known for 20 years as the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists, messengers to the annual meeting in Toronto voted to take the first tentative step toward considering a new name.

Youth & missions in spotlight at Canadian Baptist meeting

TORONTO (BP)--It was no accident that youth took center stage during much of the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists’ annual meeting July 6-8 in Toronto.