What is the WCBF?

The Western Canada Baptist Fellowship is a regional association of Fundamental Baptist pastors committed to a united testimony and service for Jesus Christ. The key verse for the fellowship is found in Acts 2:42 “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. ”

What is the purpose of the WCBF?

The purpose of the WCBF is stated in our constitution, Article II, Section 1: The purpose shall be to provide fellowship among the Baptist pastors and missionaries of western Canada that are in full agreement with the doctrinal statement set forth in ARTICLE II, SECTION 2, and to stimulate a common vision, a common enthusiasm and a common commitment among the brethren in the advancement of the common task of evangelistic and missionary endeavours. This fellowship was conceived out of a burden to serve local assemblies in this region of Canada, and especially their pastors. However, we are keenly aware of the danger of infringing on the autonomy of local churches, and wish to minimize our organizational structure so as to minimize that danger. Each year the fellowship sponsors an annual conferences, a men’s and ladies’ retreat, summer camps for juniors and teens, and special pastors’ meetings in an effort to achieve this purpose.

Where did the WCBF come from?

There was a growing concern among many of the independent Baptist brethren in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan that an association be developed in order to meet the unique needs of our pastors and congregations. This concern was the basis of a meeting in the Spring of 1992 at the Prairie Baptist Church in Swift Current, SK at which several pastors covenanted to pursue such an association. The fellowship was chartered at the first annual conference in 1994. It is our conviction that the Biblical concept of fellowship demands that we endeavour to maintain the unity given us in the Spirit by challenging one another to live godly in Christ Jesus, by stirring one another up to be diligent in performing our pastoral duties, and by providing helpful information concerning the defection among brethren and unbelievers alike in our day.

What does the WCBF believe?

We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible are divinely inspired in their original writing, and therefore the only rule for faith and practice.

We believe that there is only one God who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. This God is spirit, infinite, unchangeable, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is distinguished in His love, mercy and grace by His immutable justice and holiness.

We believe in the virgin birth, virtuous life, vicarious death, and victorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Saviour of all who put their faith in Him.

We believe that all mankind are sinful by nature and by choice, and therefore under the just and eternal condemnation of God. However, anyone who will repent of sin and believe God will be saved from sin’s penalty, power and presence.

We believe that the local church is a congregation of baptized believers associated together by a common faith in the gospel for obedience to the Lord’s Word, observance of the Lord’s ordinances, and the extension of the Lord’s gospel to the ends of the earth.

Why should I join the WCBF?

We believe that the WCBF is a helpful vehicle for the promotion of edifying fellowship among pastors of like faith and practice in western Canada. We also believe that the information provided will be of great benefit to pastors and brethren in our day of compromise. Your affiliation in his fellowship would provide the support and encouragement needed to plant more churches in western Canada. Also, the WCBF can provide Scriptural fellowship for dissenting members of other denominations which have compromised the truth by their affiliation with disobedience. For information contact Pastor Friesen at 306-775-1221.

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