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Recent Audio

  • Compelling Communicators Day (2016)
  • Theological Study Day 2016 – “Violent God? Peaceful God? Interpreting violent portrayals of God for a skeptical world: (Visit page here)
  • Annual General Meeting 2016 – “Cultivate” (Visit page here) – Breakout Sessions

Monthly Prayer Community Update

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General Resources

Same-Sex Marriage

Few topics have the potential to generate more emotion and misunderstanding in our culture than the Bible and homosexuality. As Christ-followers and spiritual leaders we are asked about this issue more than almost any other, by people who genuinely want to learn about Jesus and by people who just want to pick a fight. We have encountered bias and bigotry on both sides of the divide. Everyone seems quick to judge and slow to listen. More than ever, we need to heed the wise words of James, the brother of Jesus, who said:

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. — James 1:19-20, NIV

Here are two PDF documents with overviews of some of thoughts on issues concerning Christian faith and the LGBTQ community from The Meeting House.

FROSH Orientation

1) Ministry Leaders’ Day with Stuart Murray

The following video footage was taken at the June 10, 2014 day with Stuart Murray, author of The Naked Anabaptist.

Handouts available for download:

2) The Anabaptist Vision (Book) by Harold Bender

Resources for our Churches

New Payroll Services

We partnered with ADP to pilot our first round of payroll services for our BIC churches and are excited to offer FREE Payroll Services to all our Local BIC Churches.

Saves time, Direct Deposit, Cost effective

Processing Includes:

  • Direct Deposit
  • The statement of earnings and deductions (Pay statement)
  • CRA remittances
  • Year End T4s and Summary Reporting
  • Employee benefit rate changes
  • Records of Employment

For more Information Please Contact:

Janet Manafo, Director of Congregational Services


Please complete all of the forms below that have been requested or are required to set up payroll in your province and for the position required.

Employee Information Form – This form is required for ADP – Use to add new employee, terminate, changing salary/hourly rate, changing # hours, address changes, etc.

2017 Federal Tax Credit Return Form – TD1
(Government of Canada Website)

NL – 2017 Provincial Tax Credit Return Form
(Newfoundland) – TD1NL
ON – 2017 Provincial Tax Credit Return Form
(Ontario) – TD1ON
SK – 2017 Provincial Tax Credit Return Form
(Saskatchewan) – TD1SK

Request to reduce tax deductions at source form – T1213

Clergy Residence Deduction Form – T1223


Registered Charity Information Return – T4033 (CRA Link)

BIC Canada – Basic Support Guide – T3010

Child Protection Policy

The safety and well-being of our community’s children is one of the most important things to our BIC church families. Part of this is ensuring that all staff and volunteers are trained on how best to provide a secure environment for children to learn and grow.

Please contact the office for more information and guidelines to help you create safe spaces and ensure that your staff and volunteers have the tools they need.

First Steps with First Nations

As your community considers how to best engage with our First Nations neighbours, we encourage you to use the following resources. If you would like to have a printed copy, please contact our office.

Full Document:

First Steps with First Nations

By Chapter:

  1. Canada’s First Nations-An Introduction
  2. Canadian Aboriginal History Timeline
  3. History of Residential Schools in Canada
  4. Statistics About First Nations People
  5. We Were Children- Film & Discussion Guide
  6. Helpful Terminology
  7. Resources for Further Learning
  8. Helpful Websites, Articles and Information

Resource Archives

Looking for an older resource? Try our Archives:

The Archives - BooksOlder resources may have been moved here: The Resource Archives.
or feel free to contact us at the BIC Canada Office