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BCBC Annual Celebration & AGM

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - June 17 @ 1:00 pm PDT


June 16 @ 12:00 pm PDT
June 17 @ 1:00 pm PDT
$28.00 – $55.00


Hammond Bay Baptist Church
4960 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5B4 Canada

BCBC Annual Celebration & AGM

June 16-17, 2023 

(Pastor & Spouse Retreat June 15, 2023) 

Nanaimo BC, Hammond Bay Baptist Church


Schedule of Events June 15-17, 2023



You may register to attend both Friday and Saturday, or Friday or Saturday only. 

All sessions will be held at Hammond Bay Baptist Church

Friday and Saturday $55.00 (Includes Lunch Friday & Saturday)

$28.00 Registration Friday or Saturday Only (Includes Lunch One day)

Registration will open April 1, 2023 and close June 6, 2023



BCBC does not have a group rate available for accommodations. Recommended Hotels nearby are:

Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo  1-800-716-6199 

Best Western Dorchester Hotel  1-800-780-7234

Ramada By Wyndham Nanaimo 1-800-854-9517


Pastor & Spouse Retreat

The BCBC Chad team is hosting an opportunity for Pastors and Spouses to take a mini retreat.  The retreat will be Thursday June 15 in Nanaimo and will offer two events for people to gather together. One activity Thursday afternoon 2pm, and dinner at a restaurant at 6pm.  We will share more information regarding these two events as it becomes available.  Pastors are encouraged to make their hotel reservations in addition to their travel to the BCBC Celebration.



Saturday Conference Sessions

Keynote : Pastor Sam Tse, Cedar Grove Baptist Church

What does it mean for us to be steadfast and immovable in the work of the Lord as a conference? How are we to be faithful as the church here in Canada within our respective communities and collectively across the nation? 

Bio Sam Tse

Sam is a recent addition to the BCBC, coming on to staff officially at the end of 2021 as the Director of Leadership and Ministries at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Surrey, B.C. He’s been married to his beloved wife Margarita for the past decade and together they have three beautiful children, Mateo (20), Victoria (6), & Elena (1). He returned with the family in 2019 after a 4 year term in Bolivia, as Country Director, following a decade of missionary work abroad. It was intended to be just a furlough year prior to returning to the field, but the Lord has re-directed Sam & his family’s path for this season. 

Sam has a background in communications & finances from SFU, but continued his education at Regent College as the Lord called him into longer term ministry. He is a recent graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program’s Executive Stream and continually finds himself in the context of supporting communities of believers through uncertain times and transition. He has a heart for discipleship and evangelism and is passionate about seeing the Gospel transform lives and communities locally and to the ends of the earth!


Practical Discipleship: Connie Main Duarte

Practical Discipleship – what does it look like to actually walk alongside someone on a journey of discipleship, how do I even start, what are some resources to help me, should this be structured or unstructured? This workshop would be for people who have heard about discipleship but perhaps have never been discipled themselves or want to disciple others but they don’t know where to start. 

Bio Connie Main Duarte



Evangelism & Discipleship: Sam Tse

“Faithful to the Call” What does it mean for us to be steadfast and immovable in the work of the Lord as a conference? This workshop will focus on our call and challenge from scripture as to how we might engage, wrestle & walk obediently forward together. How are we to be faithful as the church here in Canada within our respective communities and collectively across the nation? The answer might not be as complicated as we make it to be! Our loving Lord is sovereign and His burden is light, let’s explore together His instruction on how we are to be vessels for His transformation among us

Bio Sam Tse


A Welcoming Church: Christian Pye

How can churches intentionally welcome people into their midst, what are some practical physical changes we can make to our spaces to make them feel more welcoming. How do we foster an atmosphere or culture of welcome?

Bio Christian Pye



Personal Mission Pursuit: Garth Borthistle

What does it look like to live life intentionally?  What is the connection between clearing away clutter and having a stronger focus on kingdom moments? Can you articulate your calling and mission in life? More importantly, how do you allow it to shape your day to day life?  These questions and more will be discussed at this workshop. You will leave with greater clarity on living life intentionally and leading others to do the same.  The Bible gives us plenty of understanding on this topic, so using this as a base for who God made you to be and how to live it out will be the foundation we will build upon.

Bio Garth Borthistle


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