Canada has a special relationship with Cuba. We export food, products, and tourists to the island nation. We are one of only two Western Hemisphere countries who have maintained uninterrupted diplomatic relations with Cuba for the past sixty years.
CNBC has a special relationship with Cuban Baptists. While some differences such as language and culture are obvious, we have many similarities. CNBC has partnered with both the Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention and Western Cuba Baptist Convention.
A Cuban Connection is an intentional commitment and partnership between a CNBC church and a Cuban Baptist region, ministry, or priority.
God is doing exciting things in and through our Cuban Baptist friends. There is so much that we can learn from our Cuban friends and there is so much that each one of our churches has to offer in return. Will you consider making a Cuban Connection?
WHAT TYPE OF CONNECTION ARE YOU LOOKING TO MAKE?
Our CNBC convention has a partnership with Cuban Baptists that includes three types of connections:
Partner Connection - Canadian church commits to partner with a specific ministry, region, or priority by praying, giving, and going.
HOW DOES OUR CHURCH MAKE A CUBAN CONNECTION?
Mel Cruikshank is the point person for our CNBC Cuban Connection and is a key liaison between CNBC churches, International Mission Board, Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention, Western Cuba Baptist Convention, and a couple of other conventions who are partnering on island as well. Resources are very limited on the ground, so it is important that churches sending teams always contact Mel Cruikshank before finalizing plans. This is important because CNBC Mobilization keeps abreast of what teams will be on the ground at which times and helps ensure that we never overwhelm our Cuban hosts, and works with Eastern or Western Cuba Baptist Conventions to obtain the required entry visas for your team.
The CNBC is a network of churches who give themselves away for the kingdom of God. With over 400 churches across Canada, we believe that God's primary vehicle for impacting the world is the local church. The role of the CNBC staff is to network churches with each other to see God add New Believers, New Disciplemakers, New Communities of Faith to our family of congregations all who are transforming their communities for the Kingdom of God. Our vision is to see 1000 healthy churches by the year 2020.