The Gathering 2023


We want to invite our CNBC family of churches to Calgary for our annual gathering on May 11 - 12, 2023. Our hope is you will enjoy the variety of activities and multicultural experiences that our city has to offer, as you enjoy renewing and discovering new relationships with our CNBC family from across the nation.

Thursday night, as part of the Main Gathering at 7:00 pm, we will be having a special time honouring Gerry Taillon, our previous National Ministry Leader, for his years of servant leadership to the CNBC family.


Click on the links below for more information:


             Equip Sessions and Bios        
              Childrens Program                     
                      Youth Program                         
                     Promo Materials                       



Comfort Inn and Suites South Calgary
4611 Macleod Trail SW

Rooms $130 + taxes / night

To make a reservation, please call 403-287-7070 and tell them that you are booking with the rooming block for the Canadian National Baptist Convention.

Please be sure to book your room by April 17, 2023 to ensure that you receive the rooming block pricing


There will be a free shuttle running from the hotel to Richmond Hill Baptist Church and back each day, please see below for times

Thursday May 11, leaving @ 1:30 PM -
FROM: Hyatt Regency - 700 Centre St S, downtown Calgary
TO: Comfort Inn and Suites South - 4611 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
Thursday May 11, leaving @ 4:00 PM -
FROM: Comfort Inn and Suites South
TO: Richmond Hill Baptist Church - 7251 Sierra Morena Blvd SW, Calgary
Supper provided at Richmond Hill
Thursday May 11, leaving at 9:20 PM - 
FROM: Richmond Hill Baptist Church
TO: Comfort Inn and Suites South
Friday May 12, leaving at 8:45 AM
FROM: Comfort Inn and Suites South
TO: Richmond Hill Baptist Church 
Lunch will be provided and there are quite a few supper options available within walking distance
Friday May 12, leaving at 9:15 PM - 
FROM: Richmond Hill Baptist Church
TO: Comfort Inn and Suites South



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The Gathering Schedule

Thursday May 11


4 PM          

Registration - Richmond Hill Baptist Church

5 PM


7 PM

Main Gathering
     CNBC History
     Honouring Gerry
     Message / Vision Sharing

8:45 PM Ice Cream Social by CNBC Alberta


Friday Morning - May 12
8:30 AM Seminary Breakfast

9:30 AM

Main Gathering
     President's Charge
     Panel with CNBC entities
     Voting on CNBC business 

12:00 PM Lunch for all
12:00 PM     Women's Lunch (kids with dads)

1:30 PM

Equip Gathering 1
     See below for details

2:45 PM

Equip Gathering 2
     See below for details

7 PM

Main Gathering
     Directed Prayer
     Executive Director's Charge 


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Friday 1:30   Equip Gathering 1

  Churches Caring for Churches / Sanctuary

How can we cooperate together in God’s mission, God’s message, and God’s mandate for us as a family of churches? This session will explore the dynamics of collaboration and present a challenge to all CNBC churches to care for one another so that we can participate more fully in making disciples for the glory to God.

DR GARTH LENO is the CNBC National Team Leader for Pastor Care. In 2013, Garth and his wife Patty started a Bible study in their home in Windsor, Ontario. It grew quickly and the following year they planted The Gathering Church with help from the Send Network. Prior to The Gathering, the Lenos served in several local churches in Canada and the U.S.  They have three children and five growing grandchildren.


  Recovering from Betrayal / Fellowship Hall

Whether your betrayal was personal or church related, forgiveness and recovery can be a long and difficult road. We will explore topics of forgiveness, trust, when to restore the relationship and when not to.

JENNIFER HOLMES is a Biblical Counsellor and Director of the Hope Care Centre, coming alongside churches in the mental health and relational care of their people by offering resources, seminars, and one on one care. She is also a speaker, podcaster, and writer on the topic of mental health and faith. You can find her latest book on her website, as well as her podcast and other resources. Follow her on Instagram for encouragement and glimpses into her daily life @jensnewsong as she works out what it means to be a Christian living with mental illness.

Friday 2:45   Equip Gathering 2

  The Blessing of Unity / Sanctuary

In many places in our society, unity seems to be in short supply. We say we want it, but in the church, what kind of unity are we looking for? In this breakout session, we will answer that critical question, strategize and pray toward unity, and marvel at the blessing God gives to His united people.

SCOTT D MACDONALD serves as associate professor of theology with the Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary and College in Cochrane, Alberta. Scott is married to Michal, and they have four children - Malachi, Adelaide, Isaiah, and Aliza.



The Key Elements for Living the Gospel / Fellowship Hall

How do we get to the gospel with people as a way of life and what key practical elements do we need as Christians in order to be effective disciple-makers in our own context. 

CESAR PARRA  is a passionate, Chilean evangelist with a heart for sharing the gospel and equipping leaders to do the same. Cesar and his wife, Mary, currently live in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada with their three kids, Rebecca, David, and Sammy. He is a graduate of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, where he received his Masters of Divinity, and has served as a pastor, church planter, and missionary all over Canada and the world. Cesar serves as the Team leader for Evangelism, Missions, and Youth at the Canadian National Baptist Convention. He also co-pastors a new Hispanic church plant in Calgary, Alberta. 


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Team Reports
Executive Director Report
Pastor Care Team Report
Missions and Evangelism Team Report
Church Planting Team Report
CNBC Women Team Report
CNBC Contributions and Offerings
CNBC Cooperative Program
  & Special Offerings Report 2022
Cooperative Giving April 2023
CNBC Budget and Financial Statement
CNBC Budget 2024
CNBC Financial Statements 2022
CNBC Foundation Budget and Financial Statement
CNBC Foundation Budget 2024
CNBC Foundation Financial Statements 2022
Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College (CBTSC&C)
CBT President's Report
CBT Operating Budget Summary
CBT Financial Statements 2022


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Click on image for a printable poster for your church 

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There will be a wonderful, fun and engaging children’s program for kids of all ages. Bring your kids to enjoy a VBS style worship experience designed just for them.

There will be singing, crafts, worship times, teaching and fun activities in a safe, warm environment for them.

Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and runners.


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The Alberta SYC (Summer Youth Celebration) team is working hard to bring the youth a fun-filled experience at The Gathering.



Parents to drop off youth at 6:45pm at A.E. Cross School (3445 37 Street SW, Calgary)
If you and your family are going to be coming to The Gathering on the Shuttle, email us by
clicking here to let us know that your youth will need a ride to their event

Gym night in the main gym
9:15pm pickup at A.E. Cross School

Games, Gospel, SYC appetizer and pizza!  All CNBC church youth welcome!!


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