We are excited about the many church plant stories that are emerging. These are stories of ordinary churches and people finding opportunities to engage in the mission of God. We invite you to enter into these stories. As you do, pray for these developing churches and for vision in your own context.
I am very excited that you are exploring the area of church planting with the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. We believe that God is up to something & we are invited to join in what God is already doing in the neighbourhoods and communities of Ontario and Quebec. This document provides some direction to church planters and churches exploring church planting.
There are four seasons that we want to identify and pay attention to throughout the planting process:
SEASON OF DISCERNING if a church and planter (team) is ready & equipped to plant
SEASON OF DEVELOPING the tools & expertise to plant
SEASON OF IMPLEMENTING strategic directions & operationalizing ideas
We recognize that church planting is a wonderful intersection between the calling of individuals and the needs of people. It is an intersection of developing a vision with the realities of challenges and opportunities. Ultimately, church planting is an intersection between God’s invitation of new life and mission lived out in the lives of people.
Dallas Friesen | 416-620-2958
Director of Congregational Development
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Church Planting with CBOQ
Additional Church Planting Resources
New Leaf Network
The New Leaf Network is a partnership of a number of Canadian denominations, who work together to equip, encourage and resource church planters, or those considering planting, here in Canada. We offer Canadian specific teaching and mentorship through our Church Plant Design Shops and offer events throughout the year to cultivate relationships and connections with other planters across Canada.
Church Planting Canada
Church Planting Canada was initiated in 1997 in Bramalea, Ontario and has developed into a broad network of Canadian leaders who work together for the multiplication of churches across Canada. The movement believes that the best way to do this is to focus on the missional nature of the churches that are being planted in order to engage in the transformation of neighbourhoods with the love of Christ.
To continue the discussion in your context, contact CBOQ: Dallas Friesen (416-620-2958)