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.

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.

Past Issues

CBOQ hosts a weekly prayer time for pastors, Tuesdays at 11am. Click here to sign up for a reminder email.

New Resource: Spiritual Practices Guide

A guide for a personal retreat or to lead a small group or your leadership team.

Download the guide here.


Upcoming Events

  • Spiritual Formation Forum

    Co-Hosted by CBOQ Formation Team and Emmaus Formation Centre  Please join us for the Spiritual Form...

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Discerning Your Call

    Discerning your call Are you wondering if God is calling you to vocational ministry? Wondering what ...

    November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • CBOQ Now

    You are invited to join CBOQ for the fourth of this fall webinar series especially designed with you...

    December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Discerning Your Call

    Discerning your call Are you wondering if God is calling you to vocational ministry? Wondering what ...

    December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • CBOQ Now-Redefining the Church

    You are invited to join CBOQ for this webinar series especially designed with you in mind. Each mont...

    January 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join CBOQ Now for a webinar series designed with you in mind!

Each month we’ll guide you through topical discussions with practical next steps and resources that will help you navigate the COVID-19 reality.

Sign up below and spend an hour each month with your fellow church leaders who want to navigate the challenges and opportunities before us.

Self-Care Essentials – December 10, 10 am

How do pastors and leaders practice self-care when there are so many demands?

Join the Conversation 

View past webinars here

Advent Reader

While CBOQ has not produced a new Advent Reader this year, you can still use timeless past issues, written by and for Canadian Baptists. Here are links to some past issues you can use and share, or you can view the collection here.



Pastoral Updates

Beginning Ministry

Victoria Doran

Markham Baptist Church

July 20, 2020

Ruth Bartlett

Calvary Baptist Church, Toronto

August 1, 2020

Daniel Chun

Brampton Chinese Baptist Church

August 9, 2020


Concluding Ministry

Thomas Paul Madison Baptist Church, Montreal July 1, 2020
William Hoi Yun Wong Stouffville Grace Baptist Church July 18, 2020
Diane Pinnell Burtch Baptist Church August 16, 2020
Ian Smith Banwell Community Baptist Church August 15, 2020
Mark Duesling First Baptist Church Mount Forest September 1, 2020
Kenneth Knight Aylmer Baptist Church September 1, 2020
Annie Yu Whitby Oshawa Chinese Baptist Church September 1, 2020



Gord Tetley North Dresden Baptist Church October 25, 2020