BCBC believes in equipping members and leaders for the work of the ministry. Ephesians 4: 11-16 teaches us that the church has been gifted with people who have ministry gifts whose task is to equip believers for the work of the ministry. In doing this we will reach maturity in Christ.

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

In February each year BCBC hosts Improving Your Serve with multiple equipping seminars. The purpose is to equip church members in various areas of their ministries. Visit our website for the next training event.

BCBC also partners with the following programs for training purposes.

Canadian Baptist Seminary: http://www.canadianbaptistseminary.com

Okanagan Bible College: http://www.okanaganbiblecollege.ca