Intercultural Ministries

The CBAC Inter-Cultural Ministry department is up and running. Is your church wondering about, exploring or already engaged in cross-cultural outreach and fellowship? Paul Carline would love to meet, learn from, encourage and help you. Paul can be available for Sunday pulpit ministry and also has an adaptable workshop on mission, culture and hospitality called “Loving Strangers”. Contact the Inter-Cultural Ministries Department:

  • Paul Carline, Director: paul.carline@baptist-atlantic.ca; 506-635-1922 ext. 106 – Paul is the Director of Intercultural Ministries. If you have questions about any of the ministries or services of this department or if you would like for Paul to speak at your church or with your sponsorship team than please feel free to contact him.
  • Refugee Sponsorship:
    • Mrs. Jacqueline Derrah: jacqueline.derrah@baptist-atlantic.ca
      ; 506-635-1922 ext 115 – For general inquiries about refugee sponsorship, to schedule Paul or one of our volunteers to preach in your church or facilitate an information session, to help you select a family for sponsorship.
    • Please note: We are unable to accept unsolicited applications for permanent residence from refugees overseas.
Purpose
…Furthering a movement of cross-cultural hospitality
…Facilitating diverse Christ-centred communities
A research and resource ministry helping Atlantic Baptists enjoy cross-cultural and Christ-honouring relationships within our historic and newcomer communities.
God is bringing all things in heaven and earth back together under one head – Christ Jesus. As part of his universal plan, we are being reconciled to one another and to him. The growing diversity of Atlantic Canada is calling us into relationships with people unlike ourselves – new arrivals as well as communities too long ignored.

We envision an Atlantic Canada that is not mono-cultural where we are all assimilated, not just multi-cultural where we are segregated, but inter-cultural where we celebrate our differences and relate as equals.

Theology of Hospitality

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Refugee Sponsorship

  • Syrian Refugees – Along with our Canadian Baptist family, nationally we are committing to help 100 Syrian families attain sponsorship to Canada. In Atlantic Canada, we are aiming to help with 50 of these. Contact Paul Carline (refugeesponsorship@baptist-atlantic.ca) if you and your church want to start the conversation. More promo materials will follow.
  • Refugee Sponsorship – The CBAC is a government recognized Sponsorship Agreement Holder. For more information about the crisis and how your church can respond please check out the resources below. If you’d like to schedule someone to come and speak with your congregation please contact: refugeesponsorship@baptist-atlantic.ca

 

How Can You Respond to the Refugee Crisis?
    • Pray – God is clearly leading us and we have been presented with this incredible opportunity. Pray that we will be good stewards and that more churches will answer the call. Also Remember CBM and the Lebanese as they help 20,000 refugees in Lebanon. You can sponsor the work in Lebanon through CBM (www.cbmin.org/our-work/crisis-response).
    • Sponsor – Your church could be directly involved helping refugees.
    • Support – If you’re not involved in sponsoring you can still come alongside others that are and offer support.
    • Advocate – Write a letter or email to your MP. Solutions need to be found in the Middle East but Canada needs to be much more welcoming. Click here for a template letter you can use. (MS Word document)
    • Donate – Our Director is responding to every request for assistance and desires to continue to do that. However our financial resources are limited. We will continue to respond but YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT will enable us to do more. PLEASE CONSIDER a special gift to the CBAC to help during this critical opportunity.
      Please share this message with your pastor, churches and communities! Download bulletin insert here: http://baptist-atlantic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/syrian-refugee-crisis-bulletin-insert-2015.pdfWhen you give to the CBAC for refugee sponsorship, here is what your gift will help us with:

      • Paul’s travel expenses as he works with churches and other groups across Atlantic Canada who are seeking to sponsor refugees;
      • Other volunteers assisting Paul in administrative support and meeting with churches;
      • Additional administrative support;
      • Promotional material;
      • Financial assistance to churches involved in refugee sponsorship.

Give now:http://baptist-atlantic.ca/donate!

Refugee Sponsorship Resources: (click titles for pdf files)

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Message from the Paul Carline, Director:
I am very honoured and privileged to be working in and with the CBAC family and to be part of this Holy Spirit movement of cross-cultural hospitality. If you would like to learn more about this new department or if we could encourage and assist your inter-cultural endeavours in any way please contact me by email or phone 506-635-1922 ext. 105.

Paul Carline

Paul Carline, Director of Intercultural Ministries

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