Community Engagement

We want Jesus to be found in both our activity and our conversation. As we live out our faith in everyday life, we are actively involved in our neighbourhood. The trust and relationship that we have built with our downtown partners, allows us to collaborate and serve in ways that meet real needs, enhance their opportunities and share our hope. We would love to see you join with us and get involved.

Central Baptist Neighbourhood Market  

Every Monday at 5:00pm the doors at Central Baptist open to welcome people in our community to our neighbourhood Market.   Fresh vegetables and groceries are available to anyone who needs them - students, working families, single moms and dads, the elderly.  All are welcome with no I.D. or registration required.  This is a ministry of love in the form of a helping hand to our community   Contact the church office if you are interested in joining this amazing team of volunteers! 

Street Teams

Central's Street Teams are reaching out to our community with friendship, prayer and the Gospel message.  Our hope is to see people renewed through the Gospel and brought to saving relationship with Christ.  We serve Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 pm.   "Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." 2 Corinthians 5:20.   

If you are interested in volunteering with the Street Teams ministry, please call the church office. 

George Jay School

Over the past few years, we have partnered with George Jay Elementary School in a variety of projects.  We are so thankful for all of you who prayed for the volunteer teams over the years. 

This fall Central will be helping with their Breakfast Program.  A good breakfast will provide many students with the fuel they need to have a great day!  We have committed to making breakfast for students in their program every Monday morning.  The school will supply all the ingredients and the clean-up, but they need volunteers to cook.  So, if you can flip a pancake, we are looking for you!   For more information, please contact Marilyn Miller at: volunteeratCBC@gmail.com   

Victoria Pregnancy Centre  

The Victoria Pregnancy Centre is a Christian organization that is committed to providing free care and resources for individuals and families.  The VPC is committed to helping individuals and families before, during and after unplanned pregnancies.  They also offer childbirth education classes, practical and postpartum support

Click on the link for information about the centre and volunteer opportunities: https://www.victoriapregnancy.org/ 

YFC Westshore Campus Life

The beauty of YFC is the freedom they have for staff and volunteers to reach out to youth in many unique ways.  If you live in the Westshore and would like to volunteer in the schools in your area, YFC is able to connect you to those opportunities in the area where you live.  YFC programs are tailored to meet the need of the individual school.   

For more information contact: Youth For Christ (Westshore Campus Life) https://yfc.ca/victoria/volunteer/   

Central “You’re Invited” Program

Have you ever thought how simply inviting someone to church or to listen to the livestream, could make an amazing change in their lives?   This one invitation could provide them an opportunity to hear the salvation message and change their life forever!  It is so simple and yet why do we hesitate?   Let us help you get started!   We have available wallet size cards that you can share with neighbours, family, friends, or anyone God puts in your path throughout your day.  They are simple invitations that have the church contact information and website link on the back of a wallet sized card.   Cards are available at the church office or send an email to: volunteeratCBC@gmail.com and we will make sure you receive some cards to share.         

TransformNation  

The Outreach and Missions Committee is excited to be a part of this program.    This is an opportunity for our missionaries to mentor young students in their host country, follow through with supporting their education and help them continue to grow as a teacher in their local villages.  The field schools are in communities that are poor, remote, and desperate for better education for their children.    At the end of this eight-year program you have a Christian teacher and leader working in their own host country.    One important aspect of this program is to encourage the student we are supporting by writing them a letter.  Receiving letters is very encouraging to the students, and it gives them an appreciation for the fact that someone on the other side of the world is willing to pray for them.  Communication is by letters only.   Let us know is you can commit to writing a letter a couple times a year to one of the students.  They would love to hear from you!     

For more information, please contact Marilyn Miller: volunteeratCBC@gmail.com        

Extreme Outreach

The Extreme Outreach Society is a local, non-profit organization with a vision to remove barriers caused by poverty.  The EOS provide unique programs and services for underprivileged kids and families to strengthen communities.   Last year a group of ladies from Central made over 300 scarves for Extreme Outreach, to be given out in their Christmas hampers and stockings.   If you are interested in participating when they make scarfs this year, please contact Marianne Crowe at: maecro@yahoo.ca   

 

These are just a few ways we support our community. If you would like to volunteer, call the church office.