New to CBOQ Pastors’ Orientation (NCPO) has been described as one of the most meaningful event CBOQ holds during the year. The orientation is offered in a retreat format, taking place over three days. It offers an overnight experience, guest speakers, worship, and information sessions and time for solitude, reflection and prayer. Spouses are welcome to attend.
The ultimate goal is that ministry leaders new to CBOQ and their spouses will have ample opportunity to learn about what CBOQ and our partners offer through meeting the staff and their partners. It is also designed for participants to find encouragement and information meant to increase one’s effectiveness in one’s ministries though interacting with one another. The mix of seasoned pastors and new to pastoral ministry is invaluable for learning and sharing ideas.
The orientation is a mandatory part of our CBOQ pastors’ accreditation process. As such, it is a required step toward ordination through a CBOQ congregation. More importantly, it is a great opportunity to build lasting relationships with colleagues in our family of churches.
“Attending NPO was a bit daunting at first: I was a country mouse meeting with a pack of educated city mice. But getting to know the other participants through the small group exercises helped me to feel like I am part of a larger, supportive community. I was also pleasantly surprised that it was not just a work event but a time when we could draw close to God. The communion service with Brian Craig was likely one of the most touching I’d ever attended. NPO will definitely go down as one of the highlights of my year.” – Kathy Brown, First Baptist Church, Wallaceburg
DIRECTIONS TO NEW PASTORS’ ORIENTATION
Fairhavens Retreat Centre • Beaverton, Ontario • 800-430-5059
Google Maps: Use the name “Fair Havens Bible Conference”
GPS Coordinates: (44.510294, -79.0945678)
For further directions see Fairhavens Retreat Centre website
For more information about the New Pastors’ Orientation, please contact Jamila Bello
|11:00 am||Check in at Webb Lounge | Homework Submission|
|12:00 pm||Lunch at Riverside Inn Restaurant|
|1:00 pm||Gathering and Welcome
|1:45 pm||CBOQ Vision|
|3:00 pm||Introduction to Church Life and Leadership Department
|5:00 pm||Dinner at Riverside Inn Restaurant|
|6:30 pm||Introduction to Core Competencies|
|6:45 pm||Where am I From?
|8:00 pm||Telling My Story
|8:00 am||Breakfast at Riverside Inn Restaurant|
|9:00 am||Coaching and Prayer
|11:00 am||Knowing My Surroundings
|12:15 pm||Lunch at Riverside Inn Restaurant|
|1:15 pm||The Shape of Ministry to the Next Generation|
|2:00 pm||Sound Church Policies|
|3:00 pm||Finance and Pension Benefits, Budgets and My Future
|5:00 pm||Dinner at Riverside Inn|
|6:30 pm||A Follower Before a Leader
|7:15 pm||Thoughts on Being a Pastor-Panel
|9:00 am||Coaching and Prayer
|10:45 am||Personal Growth Plan
|11:00 am||Getting Missional: How CBM can help
|1:15 pm||Being a Pastor in a Me-Too Generation-CBWOQ
|2:00 pm||Accreditation: What is Next?
|2:45 pm||Worship and Communion