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BCMB Convention 2023

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - April 29 @ 4:00 pm

$20.00 – $75.00

Jesus’ words in John 15:16 give us the confidence to press into the cultural moment we find ourselves living in; knowing that we have been called and sent by the Master, and that fruitful labours are promised to His children!

Join us for BCMB’s 2023 Convention at the Mission Campus of Northview Community Church (or online), where we’ll celebrate the new and emerging fruit God is producing in our midst and refocus our vision and ministries around the goals of evangelism and discipleship.

Our prayer is that God will use these days together to be a catalyst for greater fruitfulness in ministry for all of us.


Iain Provan was the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College from 1997 until 2022. He was born and educated in the U.K., completing his final degree (Ph.D.) at the University of Cambridge in 1987.

Iain has written numerous books, essays, and articles. He is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland; a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and the recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany.

Iain and his wife Lynette have four grown children and numerous grandchildren. He is also a qualified Provincial B Licence soccer coach (BC) and an ARA rowing coach (UK). His main hobby is fly fishing.



Friday, April 28, 2023

Session 1 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

“Who are Human Beings?”

Iain Provan will address the current confusion of society and what it means for those who teach and preach in 2023.


Coffee Break | 3:00 pm


Session 2 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm







Friday, April 28, 2023

5:30 – 9:00 pm

Join us for dinner and an evening of worship and celebration.

Special guest, Iain Provan will speak on the topic of “Courageous Faith in our Secular Society.”

Guests are welcome to join us for the Celebration Dinner & Service. Separate registration for Friday evening only is available.







Saturday, April 29, 2023

In-Person or Online | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Doors open at 8:00 with continental breakfast available

Conference Minister’s Report

Director of Resource Ministries’ Report

Moderator’s Report

The Way Forward

2023 Budget

Ministry Partner Reports

Financial Statements

Recommendations & Voting

CCMBC & Legacy

Voting Results


Registration for In-Person Delegates for the Saturday AGM only is available for $50.


All attendees must make their own hotel reservations.

BCMB has secured exclusive discounted rates at several hotels, however, rooms are limited in the Abbotsford area. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.

To secure a discounted rate, book your room online through the Reservation Counter website.



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Delegates & Guests

In-person and online spaces are reserved for delegates. All delegates must be registered by their member church.

If you’d like to attend the BCMB AGM as a guest, please send your request via email to connie@bcmb.org. A non-voting guest must be a member or a regular attendee of a member church.

The delegation from your church, as determined in our bylaws, is the pastor (Senior/Lead) plus delegates on the basis of one delegate per 25 church members. If unable to attend, a pastor may be replaced by another delegate. All associate pastoral staff are counted as part of the delegate-to-member ratios.

A delegate must be a member in good standing of a BCMB church and 18 years of age or older. He or she must also be approved as a delegate by the church membership or governing board of the church.

Where can I find the recommendations and ministry reports?

All ministry reports and other important documents will be updated on this page under the Delegate Package heading (above the FAQ section) in advance of the Convention. Click on the listed documents to view or download the pdfs.

Registrants will also receive the Delegate Package via email.

How will in-person and online voting work?

In-person voting for delegates will be conducted as usual.

Online voting delegates must submit their votes electronically using an online platform called eBallot. Expect an email from “BCMB Convention” by Thursday, April 27, 2023, with your unique voting URL.

Please keep this email close by as you may be required to return to it throughout the day. We will have live chat tech support active on the BCMB website during Convention for those who need further assistance.


Rules of Order for an Online Gathering
  1. We strive for unity and respect, involving the participation of all assembled, as we deliberate decisions that shape the future of our conference.
  2. During an open question period, you may indicate that you would like to speak by clicking on the “Raise Hand” function in Zoom. Please use the following protocol:
  3. Wait for acknowledgement by the moderator and for your microphone to be turned on.
  4. State your name, church, and community you come from.
  5. Address the moderator. Delegates may not dialogue with each other during the question period.
  6. Keep remarks to the point. Avoid repeating statements already made by another delegate.
  7. Take care to confine remarks to the motion or resolution under discussion.
  8. A delegate may speak to an issue more than once unless there are other delegates who wish to address an issue. A delegate should not ask for the floor more than 3 times on one issue. The mover of a motion may answer questions to a motion as often as they are raised.
  9. Individuals other than delegates may be permitted to speak, subject to the decision of the moderator. The assembled delegates may, by a simple majority vote, override the decision of the chair.
  10. Only delegates are permitted to vote.
  11. For online delegates, the “Digital Voting Policy for Conventions of the Conference” will be followed. Additional instructions may be provided by the Moderator regarding any other meeting procedures required by online delegates.
  12. In general, Robert’s Rules of Order will be followed.
Joining the Meeting

An authenticated Zoom account is required to join this meeting.

For authentication and vote tabulation, multiple delegates cannot share a single device. Each delegate must have their own computer, tablet, or smartphone.

One day prior to Convention, you will receive an email with a secure Zoom link. Click on the link at the time of the meeting to join.

Delegates should enter their full name as their on-screen Zoom name. Upon entering the meeting, your microphone will be muted and controlled by the host. You may choose to keep your video active.


During open Q&A periods of our meeting, you may ask your questions live by clicking on the “Raise Hand” Zoom function at the bottom of your screen. We will notify you when it is your turn to speak and enable your microphone.

Before asking your question, please review the Rules of Order for an Online Gathering.

Chat communication will only be open for the purpose of posting motions and communicating any announcements.

Digital Voting Policy

A Digitally Registered Delegate is entitled to participate online and vote using the digital communications technology selected by the staff of the Conference who are responsible for hosting the Convention. This technology will be provided at no cost to each registered delegate.

Registration Procedure

To be enrolled and participate as a Digitally Registered Delegate, the following procedure will be used:

  1. For each church delegate who is attending online, their name and a unique email address must be provided.
  2. Each delegate must have their own digital device such as a computer or smartphone that is capable of running the communications software being used by the Conference. For reasons of authentication and vote tabulation, multiple delegates cannot share a single device.
  3. At least 24 hours prior to the start of the Convention, each Digitally Registered Delegate will receive an email with instructions on how to attend the Convention online. Delegates will have time to load and test any software before the start of the Convention.

Voting Procedure

When a call for a vote is made by the Moderator, each Digitally Registered Delegate will indicate their vote using a voting or polling feature provided by the online software. The members of the Ballot Team will be responsible for tallying the result of the votes from all delegates.

Call for a Ballot

If a vote by ballot is required, the Moderator will indicate how responses from the Digitally Registered Delegates will be received by using a voting or polling feature provided by the online software.

Motion Discussion Procedure

Prior to voting on a motion, the Moderator may open the floor for questions. The Moderator will be responsible for managing questions from all delegates in person as well as Digitally Registered Delegates. The same rules of order for the Convention, as set by the Conference, will apply to all delegates. The following guidelines apply to Digitally Registered Delegates:

  1. All microphones of online participants will be muted (It may be required that all video be turned off except for the speakers).
  2. A Digitally Registered Delegate may use appropriate features of the software as designated by the Moderator to signal their desire to speak to the motion on the floor.
  3. The Moderator will identify the delegate to speak next and the microphone will be unmuted.
  4. The Moderator may also ask that the delegate use video, if available when speaking.

Note: Equipment will be put in place at the Convention location for any in-person delegates to speak to the motion so that they can be seen by all online delegates.

Scrutinizing Voting Results

There can be times when technology fails. The Ballot Team will be given the discretion to request that a vote be retaken if they feel that a significant portion of the delegates was somehow prohibited from participating in the vote and would have impacted the results of the vote.

In order for the Ballot Team to evaluate if a vote was impaired, it may be necessary for each Digitally Registered Delegate to indicate a YES, NO, or ABSTAIN response to a vote so that the online results can be validated. For instance, if only 45% of the delegates vote YES and 30% vote NO, it is important to confirm that the remaining 25% abstained as it could change the outcome of the vote.

Note: Members of the Ballot Team will be at the Convention site as well as online to confirm all results.

Restarting the Online Session

In the event that there is a failure in the online technology, the Moderator may discern the need to postpone the meeting temporarily until communication issues are resolved. Email will be used to communicate to all Digitally Registered Delegates. Rules for quorum will still apply once the online meeting is restarted.

Motions & Voting

Online voting delegates must submit their votes electronically using an online platform called eBallot. Expect an email from “BCMB Convention” by Thursday, April 27, 2023, with your unique voting URL.

Please keep this email close by as you may be required to return to it throughout the day. We will have live chat tech support active on the BCMB website during Convention for those who need further assistance.

Speaking to a Motion

Similar to what occurs in an in-person meeting, we will be following Roberts Rules of Order. Any delegate wishing to comment on a motion on the floor will need to indicate so by using ZOOM’s ‘raise hand’ function.

1. Click on the icon labelled “Participants” at the bottom center of your screen.

2. At the bottom of the window that opens, click the button labelled “Raise Hand.”

3. Your digital hand is now raised. This puts you in a queue, which will signal the moderator that you want to speak. Please wait for the moderator to call on your name before you start talking.

4. Unmute your microphone and state your name and church community before asking your question or making your comment.

5. Once you are finished, lower your hand by clicking the button, “Lower Hand.”

The same method can be used to raise your hand on a mobile device. Tap “Raise Hand” at the bottom left corner of the screen. The hand icon will turn blue, and the text below it will switch to say “Lower Hand” while your hand is raised.

Seconding a Motion

When a motion is made on the floor, the moderator will call for the motion to be seconded. Any delegate wanting to second the motion should use the ‘Raise Hand’ function as mentioned above. The moderator will then acknowledge the first hand that goes up. Once the motion has been seconded, those with their hand raised should lower them.



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In-Person Convention Delegate (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)
Registration Includes: Friday Pastor's Equipping Sessions, Friday Evening Dinner and Celebration Service, Saturday AGM, lunch and snacks
$ 75.00
In-Person Convention Delegate (SATURDAY ONLY)
Registration Includes: Saturday AGM, lunch and snacks
$ 50.00
Friday Night Only: Guest
Registration Includes: Friday Evening Dinner and Celebration Service
$ 30.00
ONLINE Convention Delegate
Registration Includes: Online Access to the Saturday AGM
$ 20.00


April 28 @ 1:00 pm
April 29 @ 4:00 pm
$20.00 – $75.00
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Northview Community Church – Mission Campus
33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd
Mission, BC V2V 6Y3 Canada
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