Canadian Baptist Ministries
|Canadian Baptist Ministries|
|Headquarters||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
Saint John, New Brunswick
|Merger of||Canadian Baptist International Ministries and Canadian Baptist Federation|
Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) or Ministères Baptistes Canadiens is a federation of four regional Baptist denominations in Canada - Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec, Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches and Union d'Églises baptistes francophones du Canada. The federation is a member of the Baptist World Alliance. The headquarter is in Mississauga, Ontario.
The origin of Canadian Baptist mission date back to the mid-19th century. In 1845, the Maritime Baptists were the first Evangelical body in what is now Canada to send missionaries overseas. They commissioned Richard and Leleah Burpe for Burma. The Canadian Baptist Foreign Mission Board was organized in 1912. It was renamed 'Canadian Baptist Overseas Missions Board (CBOMB). It was renamed again to Canadian Baptist International Ministries (CBIM).
Efforts to form a national Baptist body date back to 1900. In 1900, delegates from across Canada met in Winnipeg and formed the National Baptist Convention of Canada. Inexplicably, it never met again. As such, no national coordinating body of Baptists existed in Canada until the Baptist Federation of Canada was organized at Saint John, New Brunswick in 1944. The Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, the Baptist Union of Western Canada, and the United Baptist Convention of the Maritimes (now Convention of the Atlantic Baptist Churches) initiated the Federation and were joined by l'Union d'Églises Baptistes Françaises au Canada in 1970. It was renamed Canadian Baptist Federation (CBF).
Canadian Baptist Ministries was formed in 1995 by the merger of Canadian Baptist International Ministries (CBIM) and the Canadian Baptist Federation (CBF).
In 2012, 1003 churches with 100,731 members were part of Canadian Baptist family.  In 2012, CBM had revenues of $8,910,162 (Canadian dollars).
Since September 2015, the Executive Director of CBM is Rev. Terry Smith.
CBM support humanitarian projects in Canada and worldwide.
It engages in international mission on behalf of Canadian Baptist churches and brokers national cooperation among the four regional denominations and Women's groups.
CBM churches share orthodox beliefs in common with other Christians, including belief in one triune God, the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ, and the centrality of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection for salvation, plus Baptist distinctives such as believer's baptism. The soteriology of the group could be considered mildly Calvinistic.
- Canadian Baptist Mission
- Baptist Theological Seminary, Kakinada
- Council of Christian Hospitals, Pithapuram
- Convention of Baptist Churches of Northern Circars
- Andhra Christian Theological College, Andhra Pradesh, India
- Baptists in Canada
- J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, "Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices", ABC-CLIO, USA, 2010, page 787
- Canadian Baptist Ministries, History, Official Website, Canada, retrieved August 21, 2016
- Baptist World Alliance, Statistics, Official Website, USA, retrieved August 21, 2016
- Canadian Baptist Ministries, Rev. Dr. Terry Smith Appointed CBM Executive Director, Official Website, Canada, September 23, 2015
- Newspaper Tillsonburgnews.com, Church report, Official Website, Canada, November 28, 2013
- Baptists Around the World, by Albert W. Wardin, Jr.
- Program & Report Book, Canadian Baptist Ministries
- From Sea to Sea: The Canadian Baptist Federation 1944- 1994, by Shirley Bentall
- The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness, by H. Leon McBeth
- Further reading
- Sunanda, G.Beaulah Pearl (1990). "An Insight into the History of the Canadian Baptist Mission in Andhra Pradesh (1874-1924). Unpublished M.Phil.(History) Thesis, Madras Christian College, Madras".