The Cooperative Program and Special Offerings Report is online here
This report lists CNBC churches’ giving through the end of December 2019.
The Cooperative Program (CP) is an avenue of directing our resources to effectively share Jesus in Canada, North America and around the world. The CNBC mission, “Giving ourselves away,” takes shape as we individually tithe through our local churches. The churches, in turn, contribute a percentage of their budgets through the CP.
Because you give to CP, the CNBC can:
Equip new pastors through an orientation event
Provide annual Oasis weekend retreats for ministry couples
Provide leadership training
Support global needs through Canadian Global Response
Fund Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College
Provide a news outlet through the CNBC Horizon Weekly
Support church planting
Support the work of the national staff of the CNBC
Enable the CNBC to give grants to churches to help them accomplish their mission
Support national and regional ministry leaders who help strengthen churches
Offer resources to help equip churches
CNBC National Ministry Leader Gerry Taillon says
“Thank you for giving to CP” in this video.
Along with giving through CP, CNBC churches collect a special mission offering through the Global Mission Offering (GMO) emphasis. The CNBC’s goal for missions is: “Every church partnering, giving and bringing the Gospel to the world.”
The GMO provides an opportunity for everyone to participate by giving and going on mission. Each year CNBC churches take time to pray for missionaries and collect this offering. The churches are inspired by hearing true stories of missionaries, church planters and mission teams who share the Gospel in Canada, North America and globally.
Your church can be a part of future mission stories by giving to the GMO. Your gifts will help others to hear about Jesus and then be discipled.
Because you give, international missionaries and mission teams are reaching unreached peoples and places around the world, making disciples and multiplying churches for the glory of God.
In 2019 a Cuba vision trip took our leaders to a number of communities in Eastern Cuba where there have been no partnerships from outside the country. One of the amazing experiences was to see over 3,000 Bibles distributed to district leaders. It is an answer to prayer that the Word of God is finally being allowed into the country after decades of prohibition. There is still a huge need for more Spanish-language Bibles and Christian resources in the thousands of churches and missions in the country. Read more here.
Because you give, CNBC churches partner with the North American Mission Board to empower a church planting movement that invests in the Kingdom and has a powerful impact all over North America for Jesus Christ.
JD Fasolino serves as a church planting missionary in the diverse city of Toronto. Fasolino planted Emmanuel Baptist Church East and focuses on reaching the Hispanic population.
Of the 5.9 million people in the Greater Toronto Area, roughly 25 percent do not affiliate with any religion. The evangelical presence is between 3 and 4 percent of the population, and the religious makeup of the city includes significant Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist populations as well. Watch for an upcoming Horizon article featuring the Fasolinos’ work in Toronto.
Because you give, churches are strengthened as their pastors, leaders, and church members have opportunities for training.
Our Church Strengthening ministry has helped sponsor numerous training events across Canada. One of those events, the CNBC Alberta North Equip Conference, was hosted in Edmonton last fall. Other training events include the West Coast Association’s “Restart” initiative. This initiative helps revive fading churches.
Because you give, the GMO provides grants, which help CNBC church members and pastors participate in mission outreach.
Pastor Eric Dizon, from Bridge International Church in Calgary, received a ministers experiencing missions grant, which helped him to go with a mission team to his home country, the Philippines.
This was their second year of doing missions in the Philippines as they partnered with several churches and organizations. On this mission trip they were able to:
Mobilize a total of 22 missionaries from Canada and the Philippines: four dentists and three doctors.
Give 300 New Testament Bibles to the Muslim people of Maguindanao, translated into their native dialect.
Serve 577 people with dental and medical assistance. Many of these have not seen doctors and dentists before.
Share the Gospel and feed 150 children in a depressed area of Manila.
Become prayer partners and give financial support to local pastors and missionaries who continue the ministry in all five towns.
Read more of Pastor Eric’s story here.
Because you give, our convention of churches is able to “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” (1 Chronicles 16:24, ESV). Your special offering gifts to missions and for strengthening churches through GMO, and your church’s gifts through CP make a difference.
At our Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College (CSBS&C) we continue to see a growing number of men and women join our student body to further their preparation for ministry, and this includes six more students who went through orientation on January 9 and 10. All of these students now live in Canada, but are from six different countries—Canada, South Korea, Nigeria, Great Britain, Venezuela and the USA. Wow! God has sent each of these to train and to be His hands and feet among vastly different communities. What a privilege we have to come alongside to train them, and no doubt much we can learn from each of them, as well.
God tells us in the Bible not to worry about our simple needs, but we can certainly express our thanks to Him for providing them. Here at CSBS&C, we pray that we would follow His instructions in Matthew 6:33 CSB: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” Would you join us in that prayer, as well?
Thank you again for helping make the training of these current and future leaders possible!
Dr Rob Blackaby, President
Barry Nelson, Director of Development
Eighteen graduates last May and many more to graduate in 2020. Join us May 1 and 2 for graduation weekend events. Everyone welcome!
Drs Bob and Martha Bergen and Dr Calvin and Devra Morris return as adjunct professors for this semester.
Twenty-nine new students who started their studies during this academic school year.
Close to two hundred volunteers from partnering churches coming this summer to perform crucial work on campus.
We thank the Lord and our donors for another year of provision.