The CABC 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 Ministry Department at email@example.com
…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.
- 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 if you and your church want to start the conversation. More promo materials will follow.
- Refugee Sponsorship – If your church feels led to sponsor a refugee our Convention may be able to assist with this since our Convention is a Government-recognized Sponsorship Agreement Holder. Churches interested in sponsoring refugees should contact our office for more information.
- Best site for info on Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program
- Address by António Guterres, United High Commissioner for Refugees, summarizing the current refugee crisis in the Middle East
- Lebanese Baptists – http://www.lsesd.org
- Info on the Blended Visa Office Referred Program
Message from the Paul Carline, Director:
I am very honoured and privileged to be working in and with the CABC 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.