6. A Theology of Cafechurch
Cid Latty, Congregational Development Associate
This seminar will offer a theological and biblical basis for cafechurch to help a church explore ways of being missional. It will share the UK story as well as biblical underpinning for the concept. You will also get some practical pointers, too. This seminar will give examples of three different forms of cafechurch which you might like to try when you get home.
What is cafechurch? Go to baptist.ca/cafechurch.
7. From the Horse’s Mouth
Karen Lowe, Clergy Care Associate with a panel of pastors
How do you build in spiritual rhythms of rest and reflection to increase sustainability and vitality in ministry for pastors, Christian leaders and congregational members? Pastors will share how God has used such practices as: sabbatical, spiritual direction, silence, spiritual retreat and scripture memorization. What steps do you take in starting a new practice? How can a church support their pastor in these practices? What practice might God be calling you to investigate?
8. CB Group Benefits and Pension How much is enough?
Rob Jackett, Director of Administration,
Canadian Baptist Ministries
Understanding your Benefit and Retirement options within your Canadian Baptist Pension Plan (CBPP) and Canadian Baptist Benefit Plan (CBBP)
9. Optimize Your Time
Ellen Duffield, Director of The Leadership Studio at Muskoka Woods
Time. One of God’s first creations and a precious gift we all want to steward well. Yet, how can we manage it wisely when our lives are filled with so many competing expectations and very real needs? Come engage in honest dialogue. Come away with wise practices and fresh tools.
10. Imaginative Hope: Engaging & Reaching the Next Generation
Matt Wilkinson, Director of Next Generation Ministries
Our young people—those under 18—are no longer the millennial generation that grew up in the church but left in droves. There is a new generation: Generation Z (ages 5-18). They are not leaving the church; they have never been in our churches to begin with. What must we do to reach and engage these young people with the person and message of Jesus? This session will explore what the church needs to do to respond to this generation and the Christian faith.