STEP is a global discipleship program that provides churches with the opportunity to engage more significantly in global mission through a three-way partnership with CBM and one of its global partners.
Being a STEP church is more than just participating in a cross-cultural experience or financially supporting mission. It means being open to where God is at work in our world and becoming active participants in it through the ministries of CBM and your global church partner.
At the heart of STEP is a commitment to forming deeper relationships with believers from another part of the world – sharing life, learning from each other, giving and receiving. Foundational to the STEP partnership is the principle of mutual learning. This commitment can deeply impact the life of both your church and the global partner. Through the STEP experience your church may develop a renewed ministry focus within its congregation, local community and the world. STEP is currently running in five countries: Kenya, Lebanon, Rwanda, Bolivia and India.
Being a STEP church will:
- Give your church the opportunity to journey deeper in discipleship as you worship, visit and grow with people from a different cultural context.
- Provide encouragement and solidarity with your global partner as you walk alongside them in ministry.
- Increase your awareness of the needs facing the global church.
- Enable your church to become advocates on behalf of the people you will partner with through STEP, as you educate others about the work God is doing around the world.
Current STEP churches
|Blythwood Road Baptist Church/Weston Park Baptist Church||Toronto, ON||Bolivia|
|First Baptist Church||Kingsville, ON||Bolivia|
|Laurier Heights Baptist Church||Edmonton, AB||Bolivia|
|McLaurin Baptist Church/Webster Community Church||Webster, AB||Rwanda|
|Mount Hamilton/Little Bethel/Wentworth Baptist Church||Hamilton, ON||Lebanon|
|West Vancouver Baptist Church||Vancouver, BC||Rwanda|
|West End Baptist Church||St John’s, NL||India|
|Whyte Ridge Baptist Church/Somang Presbyterian Church||Winnipeg, MB||Bolivia|
|Yorkminster Park Baptist Church||Toronto, ON||Lebanon|
|Emmanuel Baptist Church||Saskatoon, SK||Rwanda|