This year's CNBC Annual Gathering will be held in Toronto, Ontario from May 12 - 13 in conjunction with the Send Network Gathering that will be held on May 11 - 12. Both events will be held at the Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street W., in downtown Toronto. For those who have already registered for the Send Network Gathering, your hotel for Thursday night is included in your registration cost.
Thursday May 12, 7:00 pm (EST)
Friday May 13, 10:00 am (EST)
Thursday May 12, 7:00 pm (EST)
Friday May 13, 10:00 am (EST)
|National Ministry Leader Candidate|
THURSDAY MAY 12:
7:00 - Welcome - Bo Neal
7:02 - Worship
7:15 - Send Relief - Josh Benton and Jason Cox - Introduction by Abraham Shepherd
7:35 - Announcement of voting results
7:40 - National Ministry Leader’s address - Gerry Taillon
8:10 - Worship
8:20 - Prayer for new National Ministry Leader - Bo Neal
8:30 - New National Ministry Leader’s address
Closing - Bo Neal
FRIDAY MAY 13:
8:30 am - Seminary Breakfast - room 46: Churchill Room (for alumni of Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary and College) CLICK HERE to register for this event.
10:00 - International Worship
IMB Report - Otey Enoch
Missions Experience Video
Missions Is Now - Cesar Parra
10:55 - International Worship
11:00 - NAMB Greeting - Kevin Ezell Video
11:05 - Seminary Video - Rob Blackaby
11:20 - International Worship
11:30 - President’s Message - Bo Neal
Closing - Gerry Taillon
Both the Send Network Gathering and the CNBC Annual Gathering Sessions will be held at the Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street W., downtown Toronto. If you are registered for the Send Network Gathering previous to the CNBC Annual Gathering, your registration fee includes your Thursday night stay at the Sheraton. If you would like to extend your stay, please contact the Hotel and ask them to extend your stay for a night.
We do not have a rooming block at any particular hotel this year, as more and more people have been booking through discount booking sites.
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For CNBC President:
Bo Neal—Southwinds Baptist Church, Calgary AB
Bo has provided great leadership for our convention as our president during the pandemic. He is a seasoned church planter and pastor at Southwinds since 2009. He is a team player serving at multiple levels in our denomination on the CNBC Alberta and Calgary SEND Network City teams. Additionally, he is a proud graduate of our seminary. Bo led the CNBC National Ministry Leader Search Team to nominate Jeff Christopherson as our next leader. He has skill of hand and integrity of heart. I am pleased to nominate Bo Neal to serve another term as our president. — Nomination from Shane Spannagel, Senior Pastor at Richmond Hill Baptist Church, Calgary AB
For CNBC First Vice-President:
JD Fasolino—Emmanuel Baptist Church East, Toronto ON
JD is a proven leader not only in this role over the past year, but in every role he has been asked to fill. JD is a humble, confident leader that is always learning and helping the broader mission and vision move forward. He has a heart passionately in love with Jesus, a relentless pursuit of loving others, and a clear gifting to see leaders developed and deployed. I nominate Pastor JD to serve as the CNBC First Vice President with full confidence in both his character and competencies. — Nomination from Brett Porter, Toronto Send City Missionary for CNBC / Send Network
For CNBC Second Vice-President:
Victor Somers—EastSide, Miramichi NB
Victor and his wife Jodi have served in Miramichi, NB at EastSide for several years and have a heart for their community to know Jesus. Victor has also served on the CNBC National Leadership Board as a board member for the past 3 years. I believe Victor would do great in this role because of his experience on the board and his heart for the church and the CNBC. "I've been working with him for a few years now and have come to appreciate his love for people and his servant attitude in all he does." — Nomination from Chad Macdonald, CNBC Atlantic Regional Ministry Leader, Senior Pastor at Port City Church, Church Planting Catalyst for CNBC / Send Network.
Benoit Dalce—Église Baptiste Communautaire Béthanie, Charlemagne QC
Benoit as been married for 27 years and has five children (all girls). He has been the Pastor of Église Baptiste Communautaire Béthanie in Charlemagne, QC since 2001 (21 years) and has been part of the CNBC since 2004. Benoit has also served as a choir director and is a musician. If you would like to see Benoit preaching, the church has a YouTube channel –– Église Baptiste Communautaire Béthanie. — Nominated by Bruna Dalce, member of Église Baptiste Communautaire Béthanie
Messenger Voting will take place the week before the Annual Gathering. Ballots will be mailed to all registered Messengers on Wednesday, May 4th and voting will close on Wednesday, May 11th at 5:00 (MST).
The National Ministry Leader Search Team would like to thank each and every one of you for praying for this team as we sought God’s will for our next CNBC leader. Whether you prayed with those gathered online, with others or in your personal prayer time, the search team felt and appreciated your prayers. We would like to especially thank Folusho Hezekiah for organizing and leading the online prayer initiative for the National Ministry Leader (NML) search. May God bless each of you for your faithfulness.
The NML search process began in July of 2021, and the window for receiving applications came to a close at the end of October. Throughout the process, we received applications from amazing leaders across the nation! As churches prayed and the search team prayed and met with these leaders, God continued to lead the team to a unified decision.
The National Ministry Leader Search Team together with the National Leadership Board are excited to present Jeff Christopherson as the proposed National Ministry Leader for the CNBC. Jeff is a leader with depth of character and experience with a heart for God’s Kingdom work and the CNBC. His bio is below to discover a bit more about him.
As Jeff is a proposed successor for the National Ministry Leader, there will be a vote held in preparation for the annual CNBC gathering taking place in Toronto this May.
Jeff Christopherson is a product of the Canadian National Baptist Convention (CNBC). He was saved at Torch Trail Bible Camp and baptized and discipled by Jack Conner at Scarborough Baptist Church in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He graduated in the first class of our Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary when he and his wife, Laura, began starting and pastoring CNBC churches in Lloydminster, AB, North Battleford, SK, Calgary, AB, and Oakville, ON. He has served as Trustee Chair of CBTS and as past president of the CNBC. Jeff’s leadership skills were further developed when he served as CNBC Team Leader for Church Planting, NAMB VP for Canada and NE USA, and Founding VP for the Send Network.
Jeff currently serves as Co-founder and Chief Missiologist of the Send Institute, Executive Director of Church Planting Canada, co-vocational pastor of The Sanctuary, Oakville, and contributing columnist with Christianity Today. He is the author of Venal Dogmata: A Parable of the Future Church, Kingdom Matrix: Designing a Church for the Kingdom of God, and Kingdom First: Starting Churches That Shape Movements. He and his wife, Laura, live in Cambridge, Ontario. They have two married children, Kelley and James, and four grandchildren.
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