Mission and Ministry Opportunities
The following are ongoing mission and ministry opportunities:
KANATA FOOD CUPBOARD
KBC is one of the founding members of the Kanata Food Cupboard which began in 1985 with 5 other Kanata churches. The primary function is to supply emergency food to those in need and it operates 5 days a week. Volunteers are welcome Wednesday mornings from 9:30 until noon to sort donated food. KBC provides volunteers on a 6-week rotation for 1-2 hours to package boxes of food for families in need. You can help with your time or with donations. Food bins for non-perishable goods are located at several Kanata grocery stores. Contact the KBC church office (613-836-3145) if you would like to volunteer your time.
Open Table is a free community dinner jointly hosted by Kanata Baptist Church and Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church. It is held at Kanata Baptist Church on seven Saturdays throughout the year. Volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry to the families in our community, please contact the church office.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY (Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship)
Volunteers are always needed. It could be something as simple as cleaning up after a dinner, just like you do at home. It could be having a conversation over a meal, telling a young person about yourself and your city or Canada. It could be helping someone improve their English conversation skills. Or it could be inviting a student into your home to enjoy a meal or a special holiday with you and your family. Extra help and interest is always welcome. To volunteer, leave a message for Sheila Williams through the Church Office (613-836-3145)
Refugee Support is a new ministry at KBC. We have sponsored 1 family who arrived in Canada August 2017. We are still helping this family adjust to their new life in Canada.
KBC provides opportunities for spiritual growth through serving by organizing yearly regional and global mission trips and by supporting individuals and families who embark upon short or long-term missions. KBC also supports various missions and ministries within Canada and around the world through Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM). Annual mission trips are made to Oaxaca, Mexico; Chain Reaction, a bicycle mission team, is formed every 2 years. Mission teams have also served in Kenya and Rwanda.
Next Oaxaca Mission Trip: February 27 - March 8, 2018
Next Chain Reaction: Summer 2019
The following are mission and ministries that we prayerfully support:
Ken and Cheryl Creech and family – with Wycliffe Bible Translators
Marijke Rombeek – Eastern Ontario Regional Ministry Coordinator for OMF
Kari Yli-Renko - with Power to Change; Leader Impact Group, Ottawa
Tet Yeap and Sheila Williams - outreach initiatives with international students in Ottawa