Canadian Baptist Ministries

Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) is a global mission organization committed to sharing God’s love through word and deed. It is the link between churches across Canada and around the world. CBM exists to serve local churches in their mission efforts – to be a resource in planning and implementation, a sounding board and a partner in learning.

Across Canada, CBM serves over 1,000 Baptist congregations, representing over 250,000 people, through a partnership of:

CBM works in partnership with national churches in 13 priority regions around the world in the areas of Grassroots Leadership Development, Sustainable Community Development, Pioneer Outreach and Global Discipleship. They are also affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance as they serve people in over 200 countries around the globe.

Internationally, CBM has a strong record of more than 125 years of service. It began with the Canadian Baptist International Ministries (CBIM), and the Canadian Baptist Federation (CBF).

The CBIM began its mission work in 1845, the year Maritime Baptists sent their first missionaries overseas to work with American missionaries in Burma. The creation of the Canadian Baptist Foreign Mission Board (CBFMB) in 1912 unified international efforts, and in the 83 years that followed, the CBFMB – later Canadian Baptist Overseas Mission Board, and most recently, Canadian Baptist International Ministries – grew to encompass over 100 missionaries working in more than a dozen countries.

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the affiliates

Baptist World Alliance

Canadian Baptist Ministries

Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada

Westmorland-Kent Baptist Association

Atlantic Baptist Women


Canadian Baptist Ministries Links and Downloads

mosaic, a magazine of CBM

Prayerline, Pray for our world, local and international church partners, field staff, and the lives they touch.

The Canadian Baptist Federation was founded in 1944. It was originally created to co-ordinate relief to war-torn Europe – a ministry that grew into an international relief and development ministry. The Federation also provided a national forum for co-operation in ministries like chaplaincy and Christian education, as well as voicing Canadian Baptist concerns on social issues.

The merger of the two organizations was proposed several times and finally came to fruition in 1995, creating a single new entity: Canadian Baptist Ministries. Now, all the mission efforts Canadian Baptists support as a nation-wide community – within our borders and around the world – are carried out under the single banner of CBM.

The mission of the CBM is to partner with local churches around the world to bring hope, healing and reconciliation through word and deed. Its core programs include Children and Youth at Risk, Evangelism and Church Planting, Food and Community Development, Training Leaders, Peace, Justice and Reconciliation, AIDS and Health Care, Strengthening Partners, and Crisis Response. CBM has a presence in Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Asia, Europe, India, Kenya, Lebanon, and Rwanda.

The CBM Short-Term Mission program is all about radically empowering local churches as they become a missional people. For people who want to serve in their world, CBM is a helping hand. The short-term mission trips are designed specifically for church groups.