Our Church Health & Development (CHAD) Team exists to help our BCBC churches become worshiping and witnessing congregations by assisting with revitalization strategies, leadership training and by encouraging health and growth.

On behalf of our churches we research resources – programs, events and materials – and assist in funding so that access to those resources are possible. It is our desire to give genuine pastoral support.

Pastors may also contact the CHAD Team directly through our District Minister.

Ministries We Offer to Churches

  • Assisting the Ordination Process
    - helping candidates in the preparation of ordination statements; helping churches as they call for and hold ordination councils.
  • Bursaries for church ministry teams
    - http://bcbc.ca/chad-bursary-application
  • Pastoral Relations
    - working with Pastors through informal and formal processes when an issue arises between the Pastor and the Church, and assistance is requested.
  • Promotion of resources, seminars and workshops to grow healthy, reproducing churches.

Ministries We Offer to Pastors

  • Pastoral support and encouragement, friendship, prayer, and informing of helpful resources.
  • Subsidies for approved counselling services for Pastors and their families.
  • Educational Bursaries for continuing education at CBS on a per course basis, for active BCBC Pastors.
  • Annual Pastors and Spouse Retreat for refreshment, recreation and renewal.
  • Annual Pastors and Leaders Prayer Summit, usually held in September of each year.
  • Through the Pastoral Relations Team within Church Health & Development;
    - assistance with the ordination process, including ordination statements.
    - care where there is a moral failure or a fractured relationship within the Church.

The Churches Responsibility to BCBC

  • Supporting BCBC's operating budget, which allows us to continue these services.
  • Supporting and encouraging your Pastor(s) to participate in the retreats and events by dedicating time and finances necessary for them to attend.
  • Promoting BCBC's events and training opportunities within the Church.

Pastor's Responsibility to BCBC

  • Promote BCBC and CHAD training, events and retreats within their Church.
  • Encourage the Church to make support for BCBC a priority in their budget.\Actively participate in BCBC events and retreats, modeling the importance of our "extended family".