Horizon Weekly | 4 February 2022

New National Ministry Leader Candidate Announced

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.

Introducing Jeff Christopherson

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.

New Date for Lectureship

You and your congregation are invited to study Biblical Archaeology with Dr Steven Ortiz at Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary and College in Cochrane. Offered through the Dr Garry Owen, MD, Memorial Academic Lectures, February 28–March 2, 2022. These are free to the public! Everyone welcome!

Guests can come in person or watch online live with this link:  https://bit.ly/cbt-lectureship22  No need to pre-register.

Times to join in: 

Monday, Feb 28 – 7–8 pm (evening lecture)
Tuesday, March 1 – 11am–12pm and 2:30–3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 2 – 11am–12pm and 2:30–3:30pm

If you are unable to join at these times, the lectures will be available for watching later, on our YouTube channel:



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CNBC Weekly Horizon
National Ministry Leader: Gerry Taillon 
Editor: Lynda Blazina
French Translation: Baker Hill    


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