NEW PASTORS’ ORIENTATION

New 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 four 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. 

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

“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

For more information about the New Pastors’ Orientation, please contact Jamila Bello

Sample Schedule

Time Session
11:00 am Check in at Webb Lounge | Homework Submission
12:00 pm Lunch at Riverside Inn Restaurant
1:00 pm Gathering
1:30 pm CBOQ Vision
2:15 pm Leading from your CALL
3:00 pm Break
3:20 pm Leading from your STORY
5:00 pm Dinner at Riverside Inn Restaurant
6:30 pm Stories 1 (3 stories)
6:45 pm Leading from your GIFTINGS
Time Session
8:00 am Breakfast at Riverside Inn Restaurant
8:45 am Morning Devotional
9:00 am Stories 2 (3 Stories)
10:30 am Break
11:00 am A History and Overview of Baptist Distinctives
12:00 pm Lunch at Riverside Inn Restaurant
1:00 pm Stories 3 (3 Stories)
1:15 pm A History and Overview of Baptist Distinctives cont’d
3:15 pm Free Time
5:00 pm Dinner at Riverside Inn
6:30 pm Stories 4 (3 Stories)
6:45 pm Communion and Worship OR Session 2
Time Session
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Morning Devotional
9:00 am Stories 5 (3 Stories)
9:15 am Session 3
10:00 am Break
10:15 am CBOQ Staff Presentations
11:15 am Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Coaching Sessions | Free Time
3:30 pm Session 4
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Stories 5 (3 Stories)
6:45 pm Communion and Worship Service OR Session 2
Time Session  
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Morning Devotional
9:00 am Session 5
10:00 am Break and checkout of rooms
10:30 am Canadian Baptist Ministries
11:15 am CBOQ Staff Presentation
12:00 pm Sending
12:30 pm Lunch
Retreat adjourns with lunch

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