CBOQ 2021 – Assembly Report – Heather Skeates

CBOQ Assembly – June 2021

The Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ) – A family of churches, transformed by Christ, revealing God’s kingdom.

CBOQ exists to equip our churches and leaders to engage with their mission from God in their community. By providing resources for churches and leaders, we seek to share the good news of Jesus with our neighbours and share with others the love he has shown us.

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First Baptist Kingsville is one of about 340 churches which make up the membership of the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. Each year representatives from our CBOQ churches gather to worship, learn, connect and conduct business. The gathering of over 300 church delegates as well as guests for Assembly 2021 happened virtually June 10-12. Thankfully, technology worked well and the business at hand was able to proceed.

As I was one of our church’s three delegates, I voted in the election of officers as well as the items of business that had been emailed out to delegates prior to the event.  I am pleased to inform you that Evelin Wharram was voted in as second vice president. Evelin has been a member of the CBOQ board for several years and will now continue to serve as one of its officers.  Please be in prayer for her and the Board that the Holy Spirit would guide and direct them over the next year as they encourage and support the Lord’s work through our Baptist churches in Ontario & Quebec.

The theme for this year’s Assembly was “Mending”. Theme speaker, Bruxy Cavey, spoke to us about Mending in three addresses spread out over our days together. I’m still pondering all Bruxy spoke about when he talked of Jesus praying for unity in John 17. He encouraged us to be in ‘a passionate rage for unity’ and that ‘acceptance does not equal agreement’.

Over the next couple of weeks you will hear reports from our 2 other delegates, Claudia Tavares & Laura Gaffan, on what they heard and learned. Hopefully at the 2022 Assembly delegates and guests will be able to gather in person and re-connect again. 

The amazing thing about technology is information can be spread quickly to a vast array of people around the entire world. An overview of upcoming events of CBOQ and links to all that’s available can be found at www.baptist.ca

Summary Report of the CBOQ 2021 Assembly