Over six years ago BR-KC began a partnership with the WestCoast Baptist Association of Greater Vancouver, Canada. We serve on the North American Mission Board’s SEND Vancouver Coalition, and support church planting as the international advocate for the Tri-Cities area of Vancouver (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody).
Your mission giving and participation through BR-KC Association helps us collectively implement an Acts 1:8 vision and facilitate the multiplication of churches and the gospel going forth in North America as well as in Jackson and Cass counties.
I am so glad God has allowed me to be a part of the Vancouver church planters retreat. It is exciting to watch church planter couples and families get to experience the time together to grow in God’s Word and learn more about applying their calling to serve God in Vancouver.
Thank you Rodney for inviting me to hang out with babies and toddlers.
– Sheriann Kessinger, FBC Grandview
When we began the partnership there was only one WestCoast Baptist Association church plant in the Tri-Cities area of Vancouver. Today, through prayer, partnering, and catalytic support and the zealous efforts of the churches and planters there are five new church plants…and counting! Praise the Lord!
In our partnership, we also provide an annual retreat for church planters and their families. We recently supplied a pastoral counselor, a childcare team, and shared retreat leadership in March of this year. It is critical for those serving cross culturally in mission fields to have times to get away and recharge spiritually, connect with others in similar mission, and for their children to know there are others whose families do the same kind of ministry and make friendships with other third culture kids. It is a great joy and blessing to see these children and families grow in every way as we return each year.
“It is such a blessing and great fun to be able to minister to little ones and know I am helping the missionary parents have a time of rejuvenation.”
– JoAnne Ruble, Manna Fellowship
We will provide another Vision Trip opportunity this coming Fall to visit Vancouver, meet the church planters, and see how God might want to use your church in partnership there. Please let me know of your interest in going by contacting our Association office!