Pastors’ News

If you are a CBOQ Pastor, this is for you!

Below you will find links to recent issues of the CBOQ Pastors’ Update, news about where your fellow pastors are starting or finishing ministry and information about important upcoming events that are geared towards you and your ministry.

Reignite DIY

Designed for use with your board, pastoral staff or small groups, these provides you with a structure you can follow to create your own gathering using CBOQ’s materials from Reignite 2022. You will receive the guide and access to Andrew Root’s session videos. Feel free to utilize whichever components you find helpful.

Our hope is, through Andrew’s insights, this will help you discern ways to engage with your congregation and your community in this secular age.

Frustrated? Run down? Feeling Depressed? Family issues?

Don’t let these fester inside. Talk to someone! Your benefits include an Employee and Family Assistance Programme. All services are confidential and easily accessible to you and those who live with you. Check out all it has to offer. You can access the service by calling 800-287-4765. Your organization is Canadian Baptist Ministries.

This is a confidential service and no one on staff will know you have made use of it.

Remember that your benefits through Canada Life also provide you with access to more than just prescriptions and eye care. It includes the registered services of massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and counselling among other things.

Here are some resources to provide you with some support and encouragement.

  1. Work life Health – This is a 24/7 hotline available to you at no cost through your benefits. Call 1-800-387-4765 (English)  or  1-800-361-5676 (French)  or visit:  www.workhealthlife.com. 
  2. Counselling
    Tyndale Counselling Services – available for individuals, couples, and families
    Living Waters Counselling Centre – available in English and Cantonese
  3. Spiritual Direction
    Emmaus Formation Centre  – please contact Sandy Broadus for referrals. 
    Tyndale Association of Spiritual Directors (TASD)

Feel free to contact Marc Potvin or Paul Lam if you have any questions about these resources.

Beginning Ministry

Mei Yee Woo Bridle Trail Baptist Church November 16, 2022
Siu Chung Mak North Toronto Chinese Baptist Church December 5, 2022
John Willoughby Avenue Road Baptist Church January 2, 2023

Concluding Ministry

Derek Shing Lam Li Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church August 6, 2022
Derek Wong East Toronto Chinese Baptist Church December 1, 2022
Daniel Chun Brampton Chinese Baptist Church January 2, 2023
Timothy Gibb First Lobo Baptist Church January 2, 2023
Philip Butler First Yarmouth Plains Baptist Church January 2, 2023

Examining Council

Rose Amer Queen Street Baptist Church/ Niagara Falls Christian Ministries January 22, 2023

Ordination

Wei-Neng Hung Mississauga Grace Baptist Church February 26, 2023
Lily Hung Mississauga Grace Baptist Church February 26, 2023

Weekly Pastor’s Prayer

CBOQ hosts a weekly prayer time for pastors, Tuesdays at 11am. Sign up here and we  will send you a weekly reminder:

Fill out my online form.

Monthly Pastors’ Update

Missed an issue? The Pastors’ Update is sent out on the third Thursday of each month. This is our primary means of connecting with you to share relevant information.

If you have any questions about the Pastors’ Update, or if you’re not receiving the Pastors’ Update on a monthly basis, please contact Carol Gouveia, Team Coordinator, Church Life and Leadership.

Past Issues

On the Blog

Creating Connection

Filling the Gaps

Upcoming Events

  • Building a Discipleship Culture

    Small Group Training If your church or ministry is starting from zero, this is a launch point. If yo...

    February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Second of the month, happening 3 times

  • CBOQ Now

    Each month you are invited to gather to learn, explore and discuss different topics relevant to chur...

    February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Book Club: Subersive Witness

    February 15 | 22 | March 1 Rooted in scripture, Subversive Witness by Dominique Dubois Gilliard help...

    February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, happening 3 times

    An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 1, 2023

  • Discipleship Culture Cohort

    Discipleship Culture Cohort is a monthly cohort experience for pastors. It is for pastor’s person...

    February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, happening 10 times

  • Book Club: Subersive Witness

    February 15 | 22 | March 1 Rooted in scripture, Subversive Witness by Dominique Dubois Gilliard help...

    February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, happening 3 times

    An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 1, 2023