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.
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).
Ministry Initiative Grant
The Atlantic Baptist Mission Board is committed to supporting churches and ministries that evidence a strong forward motion in reaching their potential for Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. Consequently, applications will be considered from churches in need of financial support for a concrete vision and intentional strategy for one or more of the following:
- the renewal or revitalization of the church’s ministry;
- to become a healthy (or healthier) growing church;
- to establish a specific outreach ministry in the community or beyond;
- to reach the immediate community and beyond with the Gospel;
- to establish a point of mission or plant a new church;
- to begin a new ministry initiative or move the ministry of the church in a new direction.