Upcoming Events

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December

Grownups’ Christmas Party

7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ Creston Baptist Church
17
December

Sunday School Christmas Program

6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
@ Creston Baptist Church
19
December

Courageous Kids Christmas Craft Night

6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ Creston Baptist Church
22
December

NO Youth Night

7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ Creston Baptist Church

Ministries

Ministry of the Word

At Creston Baptist Church, we are committed to faithfully teaching and preaching the word of God as we do our very best to “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15

The Bible – the Word of God – was written by men divinely inspired that it has God as its Author. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 states, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” [ESV]. The Scriptures are the infallible, authoritative and supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tested.

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Worship Ministry

Worship Ministry at CBC is a vital component of every church service. There is a variety of styles of music expressed through different methods with a cross section of ages. Our desire is to glorify God through song, but this is only one aspect of worship in our service. Congregational involvement is essential as we are the body of Christ and all of us are called to worship.

Our God is worthy of our Praise and we desire to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.

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Sunday School

The Creston Baptist Church Sunday School program has a vision to guide and direct children to the saving grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ and consequently, build and encourage a relationship with the Lord. We focus on learning the Word of God, building relationships amongst the people of God, and developing the hands and feet of serving God and others.

Our Sunday school meets every Sunday morning at 9:30 am to 10:30 am and is available to children from the ages of 2 – 12 yrs old. Through music, Bible memorization, drama, stories, prayer, and crafts we aim to open the Word of God, explore His Truths, and apply biblical principles to everyday life, encouraging children to seek the Lord and learn more about who He is and what He has for their lives.

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Biweekly the teens and teachers meet for a care group time of food, fellowship and lesson development and on the first Sunday of the month at 9am we join the children and the adults for an inter-generational open session called MOST(Monthly Open Session Time) where we have breakfast, “retro” worship, bible memorization, celebrate birthdays, and play Bible Jeopardy. A highlight this year was a field trip just before Easter out to Hanson Farms where we met two real live Lambs, made a plaque of our memory verse from Isaiah 40: 28-31, and had a bonfire lunch.

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Adult Sunday School

The Creston Baptist Adult Sunday School meets at the same time as the children’s Sunday School, 9:30 to 10:30 am.  We are introducing new curriculum this Fall and we look forward to insightful and informal lessons from the Word of God.  All are welcome to attend and participate!

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry is vital in any church. The Men’s ministry at CBC previously met together every quarter. However, recently, some fresh vision and direction has come into this ministry and a core group of men have spearheaded monthly breakfast meetings.

These meetings have become the springboard to glorifying God by building stronger relationships amongst the men, helping to strengthen men within their family roles, and moving towards outreach and service to the community in the future.

“Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”. Proverbs 27:17

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Womens’ Ministry

The Women of Creston Baptist Church are very active with numerous events – baby showers, wedding showers, funeral lunches, potlucks, welcomes and farewells. Ladies’ Prayer Time occurs weekly, and birthday lunches also take place quite often.  Whenever our ladies find occasion to celebrate,  Women’s Ministry makes it “extra special”![/linkarea]

One memorable event was a Ladies’ Gathering that was held at Andrew Neimiec’s Chatka Restaurant.  Our guest speakers, Sylvia Gaudio and Jacqueline Hanson, shared how their lives had changed over the course of the last year. It was really wonderful to hear stories of the Lord’s faithfulness and how He graciously worked in their lives and the lives of their family members. We enjoyed a variety of scrumptious desserts with a cup of excellent coffee, or tea, while we reflected on the stories of upheaval and  transition. One of the stories was of moving from the other side of the country and coming back to Creston. The other story was returning to Creston after living on the other side of the world for several years. It was significant to hear about the excitement, joy, struggles and pain of these experiences, to share with them through much laughter and a few tears. These times together are indeed precious and we look forward to the future plans we have to gather again for big events such as “Spring Fling” or just a time for cup of coffee or tea and a listening ear.

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Young Adults

When you are in Junior or Senior High School in the Church and you want to grow in your faith have fellowship with believers your age and get involved in fun activities and gatherings with other likeminded friends, you get to go to Youth group.

 So what happens when you get older and graduate? Maybe you go to College or University, join the workforce, or go travelling abroad. What do you do when you want be in an environment where you can discuss the Christian world view with others within your own age group. you are not sure what you believe anymore and need to see for yourself why God matters and what His book is rally about.
Maybe you have questions or doubts about God and Faith.

Every Wednesday night a group of Young Adults between the ages of 20 to 25 and so on gather to do just that. We are studying a book written by Missionary author John Cross called “By this Name “This book not only examines the Christian Worldview and its Old Testament beginnings, but also compares and contrasts this Worldview with that of some of the World’s ancient belief systems, but also some of the contemporary we encounter today.

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Youth Ministry

Our Youth Ministry is a vibrant, deeply rooted , scripturally grounded group of Young people who care about their church family, their community and beyond to the “uttermost parts of the earth”

They are missions minded, and some have even participated in short-term missions trips to Mexico to assist a team from our church who have been working with the Ministry Espigas Nuevas(New Grain) a rehabilitation Facility which houses and provides programs for men recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.

CBC Youth Fundraiser
In February 2016 CBC ran a fundraising event to raise money for a trip to Edmonton in order to attend Missions Fest Edmonton. The event was a combination youth labor/dessert auction at the church which turned out to be a great success.
It was a success not only because of money that was raised,but also the amazing fellowship and serious fun that was experienced by all who attended.
Something very important happened, connection between the different generations that was the unexpected gift we received from God. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity “Psalm 133:1

Missions Fest
The trip to Edmonton was for the Youth a time of bonding with each other and receiving fresh perspective from God about missions. Youth at Missions Fest Edmonton was held at West Edmonton Christian Assembly http://www.mfest.ab.ca/

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Pastoral Care

At Creston Baptist Church our Pastoral Care Ministry is a vital component of healthy church life. It has been our privilege as Pastors to minister to the various needs of our congregation members in both the good times as well as in the challenging times.

As Pastors, we have endeavored to foster a sense of Family and have encouraged the formation of building strong relationships based on: our unity in Christ, our interdependence on one another according to Romans 12:5 “so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”

It has been such a blessing to observe the genuine care, love and concern that has been exhibited by individual congregation members towards those who have become sick, undergone surgery or have experienced some type of crisis or need in their lives.

So the reality at CBC, is that Pastoral Care is never just done by the Pastors, but by each member of the Body Christ and together we are able work so much better at ministering the Love of Christ in times of great need.

1 Corinthians 12:26 “And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.”

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WORSHIP

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness”
Psalm 29:2 ESV

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At Creston Baptist Church we believe that we have been created to worship God! The Westminster Catechism asks “What is the chief end of man?” then responds with the following answer, “The chief end of man is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.” So, worship is more than a Sunday church service. It is a Christian’s highest calling.


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OUTREACH

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
Matthew 28:19 ESV

Outreach

We are called to ministry that reaches out to the lost and the hurting; to all those who do not know Christ within our local community and beyond, with the Gospel. People search in many directions to find peace and meaning in life. Many look only within themselves, content to rely on their own abilities for fulfillment, while others feel there is no way to find significance here on earth.

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RELATIONSHIPS

“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
1 John 1:7

Relationships

Proclaiming the Gospel is not an end in itself. The preaching of the Gospel creates a fellowship of believers. There is no fellowship or relationship with God prior to salvation, or with Christ or His Spirit. There is no fellowship or relationship with believers until we become believers. At the instant of our salvation we enter fellowship with God and other believers – and it is eternal.

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DISCIPLESHIP

“…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:20 ESV

Discipleship

Discipleship is an important aspect of being a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and is a life-long pursuit toward Christ-likeness. CBC is committed to walking alongside all who have come to faith in Christ as we utilize a variety of ministries “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). We desire that all believers experience consistent, measurable growth in that they may be wise, knowledgeable, obedient, and fruitful servants in the Kingdom of our God.