Go and Learn2019-08-30T13:10:53-04:00

Go and learn

Want to
Reshape
your
World?

We are SENT as God’s people living up to and into the call to be disciples in a world of disparity and injustice.

Be SENT out and challenge yourself to immerse, serve and learn in another culture. Experience how to truly embrace what you believe.

Be SENT back ready to become an advocate and put faith into action in your own community.

What does it mean to be SENT?

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 agardner@cbmin.org

Current SENT Experiences

For Individuals

Youth Pastors/Leaders to Costa Rica – March 2020

This is an incredible opportunity for you to see firsthand the ministry that we are part of in this region.  Your timne in Costa Rica will include an introduction to Latin American church and theology in San Jose, and then travel to the Nicoya penninsula to visit a partner church there that is living out integral mission.  As you observe and learn from the Latin American churches, you will be strengthened and equipped for your ministry here at home.

Kamp Tumaini Rwanda – August 2020

Kamp Tumaini is moving to Rwanda! Canadian Youth will partner with Rwandan youth to host a summer camp experience for children affected or infected by HIV and AIDS. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in Rwanda while gaining valuable leadership skills as you serve alongside local youth.

For Groups

SENT Trip to Germany

A team from Markham Chinese Baptist Church in Ontario will be departing for a trip to Germany on October 24, returning November 5. The seven-member team is participating in CBM’s SENT program, which provides Canadians with hands-on global discipleship experiences. Working

When Canada Meets Rwanda

In February, a team of eight people arrived in Kigali from Grande Prairie, Alberta.  They were to be in Rwanda for 19 days, but this was not a holiday.  They were a Short Term Ministry team (STM) whose members had travelled a long way from home in order to Serve

Lebanon

BE SENT to Lebanon to serve and learn alongside our local church partner the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD). SENT teams in Lebanon have opportunity to participate in varied ministry throughout the country, including

Estimated Cost for a 2-week SENT experience (including all flights, insurance, and ground costs): $3500/person

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Philippines

BE SENT to the Philippines to serve and learn alongside our local church partner Kabuganaan Philippine Ministries (KPM) and our Field Staff Michael and Melanie Waddell. SENT teams in the Philippines have opportunity to participate in varied ministry in Capiz Province. 

Estimated Cost for a 2-week SENT experience (including all flights, insurance, and ground costs): $3500/person

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Rwanda

BE SENT to Rwanda to serve and learn alongside our local church partner the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR). SENT teams in Rwanda have opportunity to participate in varied ministry throughout the country.

Estimated Cost for a 2-week SENT experience (including all flights, insurance, and ground costs): $4000/person

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Thailand

BE SENT to Thailand to serve and learn alongside the local church and our field staff, Conrad and Fiona Kwok.  SENT teams in Thailand have opportunity to participate in varied ministry in Northern Thailand and Myanmar. 

Estimated Cost for a SENT experience (including all flights, insurance, and ground costs): $3000/person

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Bolivia

BE SENT to Bolivia to serve and learn alongside our church partner the Bolivian Baptist Union (UBB).  SENT teams in Bolivia have opportunity to participate in varied ministry throughout the country. 

Estimated Cost for a SENT experience (including all flights, insurance, and ground costs): $3500/person

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Cuba

BE SENT to Cuba to serve and learn alongside our local church partner, the Fraternity of Baptist Churches in Cuba (FIBAC).  SENT teams in Cuba have opportunity to participate in varied ministry across the island.

Estimated Cost for a SENT experience (including all flights, insurance, and ground costs): $2500/person

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Ways to be SENT

  • Join a Team:  Each year there are various SENT experiences for you to join along with participants from across the country.  These include youth teams, education teams, pastor’s trips, and much more.
  • Bring a Group:  We offer SENT experiences for your church or youth group at various dates in Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, Rwanda, Lebanon, Thailand, and the Philippines.  Reach out for more information.
  • Looking for More? Aside from group short-term teams, we also send individuals out for up to two years to work with field staff and national church partners in either direct ministry assignments or indirect support roles. Please note, individuals applying for these types of trips must have had at least one previous international short-term experience.

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