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.

Being a pastor these days is a challenge. Less people in church, fewer volunteers available, yet the harvest continues to be ready. Reignite 2022 will tackle some of the big issues pastors face ministering in this age of secularity. You will not want to miss this opportunity to dialogue with Andrew Root, writer of the 4 volume series, Ministry in a 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: 
  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.

Pastoral Transitions

Beginning Ministry

Peter Moore Lakefield Baptist Church July 2, 2022

Concluding Ministry

Gordon Day-Janz First Baptist Church Kenora June 1, 2022
Kyle Reynolds Central Baptist Church Oakville June 18, 2022
Jonathan Webster Central Baptist Church Oakville June 30, 2022
Michael Nicholson Dutton Baptist Church August 1, 2022
Steve Amorin Tillsonburg Baptist Church August 15, 2022

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.

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Evangelism Master Class

    Second of four sessions. Topic: Intentional Conversations “How do we have the deeper, spiritua...

    October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • CBOQ Now

    Mission: looking on the horizon  October 13 at 10:00am Mission has been a hot topic for many years ...

    October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Discipleship Culture Small Group Training

    If your church or ministry is starting from zero, this is a launch point. If you currently have a sm...

    October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 8 times

  • Discipleship Culture Cohort

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

    October 20 @ 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

  • New CBOQ Pastor’s Orientation

    October 24 – 26 This retreat is the second part of NCPO. Candidates must complete on-line cour...

    October 24 - October 26