Churches are engaged in the full cycle of life. From discovering your church’s vision, to mentoring the next generation, to building your church’s stewardship culture, CBOQ has resources to help your church thrive.
Being faithful to God and others during this COVID-19 crisis isn’t easy, is it? Navigating your financial challenges, difficult HR decisions and leadership opportunities is difficult, but we are people of hope. This crisis is an opportunity for your church to continue to build disciples of Jesus that are engaged in mission.
But how do you do this when your ways of gathering and worship have been disrupted? How do you lead through high emotion, high stakes critical conversations? And how do you lead with pressing new financial realities?
Discovering your Church’s Calling
Who are we and where are we going?
Knowing who you are can help your church determine its calling. Through Thrive, churches are invited on a journey to discover more about their identity and calling in their local context.
Managing church resources can be complicated. CBOQ is committed to assisting your church encourage generosity and facilitate giving. We encourage you to use these resources with your congregation as you steward God’s resources well.
Online Giving for CBOQ Churches
CBOQ has partnered with Tithe.ly, an online giving platform designed to help churches increase giving and engagement with tools built for ministries. As giving trends change, and fewer people give by cash or cheque, having online giving options can make a substantial difference for churches.
What does it mean to live a generous life? How can we encourage our fellow Canadian Baptists and ourselves to live more generously? Beyond tithing our 10%, true generosity leads us to give our time, talent and treasure in the service of Jesus. We encourage you to use this new resource to help your congregation understand and practice generosity in your church.
A field guide for growing the fruit of love, joy and peace in your life.
One in five people will experience a mental disorder at some point in their lives. While these illnesses of the brain can affect anyone, as people of faith, too often we have blamed people who suffer with mental illness for a lack of faith. Discussion around mental illness has been noticeably absent from most places of worship. We can easily pray for those experiencing a physical challenge, but those who are struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental illnesses remain invisible. So what can we do?
Next Generation Ministries
Next Generation leaders are charged with caring for the youngest members of our family of churches. Whether you are caring for toddlers or teenagers, we are dedicated to equipping you to respond to the changing reality of church in engaging children, youth, young adults and families inside and outside of the church.
More Next Generation Ministries
Visit our Next Generation Ministries websites for more resources, events, training opportunities and more!
Boards are charged with directing, protecting and reflecting on their churches. Discerning how best to flourish in God's call in your congregation can be intimidating. Developing healthy boards can significantly impact the well-being of a congregation, allowing them to focus their ministry, care for their pastors and staff and serve their communities.
If you are looking for information on resources on salary recommendations, HR guidelines and other church management related resources, please go to Church Operations.