CBM is pleased to announce the launch of our SENT program, which provides Canadians with a global discipleship experience that offers an overseas trip and opportunities to put their faith into action back home. The SENT program is the relaunch of our short-term mission program. We are excited about the new direction of our global discipleship program, as it will increase benefits to the communities we serve around the world as well as Canadian churches.
Adrian Gardner, who is leading the SENT program, explains the new direction this way: “We are on mission from the time we first meet Jesus until we meet him in person. We are ‘sent’ people who are called to live a life of mission. An international SENT trip can be part of this life-long journey. We see this in three parts: First, participants receive training on biblical mission and cultural intelligence. Second, they are sent to the field to serve, learn and grow alongside local communities and churches. Third, they are sent back – returning to their home church to continue their work of mission.”
Says CBM Executive Director Terry Smith, “Adrian is well experienced to lead the SENT program. His life was changed through participating in international missions as an Atlantic Baptist pastor whose church was very committed to the work and ministry of CBM.”
Canadian Baptists have been serving in international mission since 1874 when the first missionaries were sent to India. Today, CBM partners with local churches around the world to bring hope, healing and reconciliation through word and deed. The SENT program continues this legacy of mission by inviting participants to reshape their world by growing deeper in their understanding and experience of global realities.
For more information on the SENT program, please contact Adrian Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org