Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28: 18-20
The Atlantic Baptist Mission Board is an independently incorporated Board within the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada that works closely with CBAC Council to achieve the goals of CBAC. Specifically, the Board’s role is to “ensure that a central guiding vision is maintained in the areas of evangelism, church planting, intercultural ministries, and special mission projects”.
The Board is composed of eight voting members, (seven elected by the CBAC plus the Superintendent of the Home Mission Department of Atlantic Baptist Women), and the Director of Atlantic Baptist Mission. The Annual Meeting of the Board normally takes place in September of each year, with additional meetings being held as needed.
The Discovery Process
Discovery is a process designed to facilitate the renewal of vision and ministry in the local church. Its goal is that:
Each local church will be a dynamic spiritual-social presence relevant to its community acting as Christ’s agent of reconciliation and hope.
Discovery is unique to the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada. It was initially developed as a tool to meet the needs of the many “rural” churches in our constituency but has since evolved into one that will help instill new life into any congregation that wishes to use it.
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A significant portion of the Atlantic Baptist Mission Board annual budget is set aside to help fund various churches, ministries, missions and situations within the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada.
Depending upon the need and the availability of funds, both the Ministry Initiative Grant and Capital Grant may be extended to churches.
For more information or to obtain copies of grant application forms please contact your local Association or Jacqueline Derrah (email – firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone – 506-635-1922).