Welcome to the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms!

We seek to be a safe and welcoming environment in which Baptists can share all concerns and points of view without fear of being marginalised.

The CABF is a Canada-wide fellowship composed of both individuals and Churches. Currently, our member Churches are located in Nova Scotia and Ontario, but we are open to receiving new members from any province or territory - click here for details.

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Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms

2020 Fall Assembly & AGM (On-line only)

October 3

Gospel Unity in a Polarized Church

Join us for our Annual Meeting, and lectures by Rev. Dr. Spencer Boersma

SpencerDr. Boersma serves as Assistant Professor of Theology at ADC. He will speak with us about the challenging diversity within local Canadian Baptist churches, and strategies to live in unity together.

For more details, click here.


Sincere Sympathy

We extend our sincere sympathy to Pastor Rick Manuel and family in the loss of his wife, Janet, on 12 
August 2020. Her funeral is being held at the All Nations  Christian Reformed Church in Halifax at 2 p.m. on  Wednesday, August 19. You can read her obituary and leave a message of sympath here.

Proposed Amendments to the By-Laws 

for the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms (CABF)

Our Constitution and Governance Committee has been working on updating our By-Laws, and presented its recommendations to the CABF Council at its Zoom Meeting on June 30, 2020.  It was decided that it was time to circulate the proposed changes to the entire membership in preparation for voting on them at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

A copy of the present By-Laws with the proposed amendments noted in Microsoft Word Markup format is available here.  A copy in PDF format is available here

A summary with background and listing of the proposed amendments has also been produced, with rationale or comment provided for each.  We hope that this will be useful in reviewing what is proposed. This summary in Microsoft Word format is available here. A copy in PDF format is available here

If there are questions or comments you would like to make regarding any of the proposed amendments, please forward them to Dave Gibson's email: davegibson at ns.sympatico.ca. He will respond or take them to the committee as required.

Dave Gibson, Chair
Constitution and Governance Committee

Lee Nicholas-Pattillo, President
Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms

Notice of Motion:

Notice of Motion is hereby given that the vote on the proposed amendments to the By-Laws of the Canadian Association of Baptist Freedoms will be presented as a Special Resolution at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 3, 2020.  Being a Special Resolution, it will require at least three quarters (3/4) of the individual members and delegates from member churches present to vote in favour for the resolution to pass.


Gathering News

Our colleagues in the Gathering of Baptists are organizing a special presentation on issues around becoming a "welcoming and affirming" congregation for LGBTQ+ persons. Dr. David Gushee, a Baptist ethicist, will be the presenter for this ZOOM-based event on September 26/20. See details here.


The Canadian Council of Churches has announced a job search: ECUMENICAL JOB OPPORTUNITY - WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY PROGRAM ASSISTANT. Click here for detail.

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You can donate to CABF through CanadaHelps.org - click on the image above. You will receive an immediate charitable receipt and your gift will be transferred to CABF.


2020 Spring Bulletin Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Scott Kindred-Barnes, Senior Minister of the Wolfville Baptist Church, our new Editor, on the latest edition of the CABF Bulletin Click here and start reading!


2020 Dues Are Due! CABF Individual Membership is on a calendar year basis, so dues were due as of the beginning of the year. To make things easier for us, our intrepid Treasurer, David Allen, has made arrangements for e-transfers directly to the CABF bank account. By using your own on-line banking e-transfer service to send your $20 to cabftreasurer (insert "at" sign) gmail.com you will save time, and a stamp!



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