Frequently Asked Questions
Will these changes diminish the National Convention or the Regional Association?
No, if anything these changes will enhance the work of the association and convention by giving both entities an opportunity to serve the churches in more effective ways through their increased cooperation together. Both organizations will have more resources and personnel by cooperating together.

Will the Association receive less funding through the unified giving system than they did before when they collected their own funds?
No, this unified giving system will result in more funds for regional associations, because the publicity and promotion that the national convention does will serve to increase both associational and convention funding. Churches will write one cheque to the Cooperative Program for their combined associational and convention giving. 
Churches will be encouraged to give a minimum of 10% of their general offerings and increase their percentage giving annually to a maximum of 15%. As new churches are planted, they will also give to the Cooperative Program, thus increasing the funds sent back to the association. 

If this new combined Cooperative Program increases each year who will benefit the most?

Regional associations will benefit more from increases to the new combined Cooperative Program (CP), because the increase will be shared at a greater percentage than the normal allocation originally sent back to the association. So as CP increases, there will be bonus funds for regional associations based on the yearly increase.

What resources will the national convention share with the regional association?
All communication resources such as databases, websites, communication and e-blast systems, will be made available to associational leaders.  A regional edition of the CNBC Horizon will be published that highlights associational news and events.

Will the unified branding CNBC National and CNBC Regional (ie: CNBC Atlantic, CNBC Saskatchewan) diminish the identity of the Association?
If anything, this unified branding will enhance the exposure of the regional association, because this branding is intuitive and borrows from the national convention’s identity.  Our churches are typically referred to as CNBC churches and our denominational entity is more commonly known as the CNBC. If the national identity is CNBC, it logically follows that the regional identity would also include CNBC, plus a regional identifier (ie: CNBC Manitoba, CNBC Ontario).

Will these changes mean that the National Convention has more control over the associations?
No, the whole idea of these changes is to foster a climate of greater cooperation and partnership with each association.  Events will be planned and organized from the associational level with an effort to maximize local participation.  Local leaders will be encouraged to develop strategies and training that meets the needs of our churches.  If anything, the national convention will transfer more of its control to associational leadership.  

Who will give direction to the new position: Regional Ministry Leader?
The job description for the Regional Ministry Leader will be negotiated together by the convention and the association.  The selection and appointment of the Regional Ministry Leader will be done jointly by the convention and the association. This position will be evaluated annually by the pastors and leaders of the association and by the National Ministry Leader.  The Regional Ministry Leader will report to the National Ministry Leader of the CNBC.  

How will the position of Regional Ministry Leader be funded?

This position will be funded 50% from the national convention and 50% from the regional association. Some Regional Ministry Leaders will be full time and some part time.  

What if changes are needed to this proposal in the future?
This agreement between the national convention and the regional association can be extended, changed or re-negotiated by either party at the end of this 3 year term.