Engaging And Equipping

For The Spread Of The Gospel In Cameroon And Beyond

Capacity Statement

Foreign missionaries have been serving in Cameroon since the mid-1800s. The CBC was birthed as a national church organization in 1954 from the fruit of missionaries sent by foreign organizations to plant the gospel . Since then, the CBC has maintained strong and mutually edifying partnerships with national and international organizations.

The CBC currently receives missionaries from five international organizations: the North American Baptist Conference (NAB), Converge, World Team, ReachGlobal, and Global Outreach.  These missionaries primarily serve in areas of church planting,  health, theological education, community development and bible translation with a focus on training, mentoring and capacity building.

The CBC believes that the kingdom of God knows no gender, ethnic or racial distinction and that the Body of Christ is global and one.  Because God chooses to give different gifts to His people in order to build His Kingdom there will always be a place for missionaries from elsewhere to serve in Cameroon. 

Vision

Greater kingdom ministry through healthy global partnerships.

Mission

Engage with, equip and encourage the Convention to shine the Gospel and fulfill her God given vision in Cameroon and beyond.

Objectives

  • Develop, implement and follow up of the Convention’s policy for collaboration with foreign mission bodies cooperating with the Convention as approved by the General Session upon recommendation of the General Council;
  • Discern areas of partnership need in collaboration with Covnention leaders;
  • Promote greater Kingdom growth through the combined efforts of approved foreign mission bodies and the Convention;
  • Coordinate the effective work of expatriate missionaries serving with the Convention;
  • Ensure the welfare of expatriate missionaries serving with the Convention;
  • Liase between the Convention and her international mission partners.

STreNGTHS

  • Expertise in multiple disciplines of ministry and skills.
  • Hundreds of years of combined experience in cross-cultural ministry.

Biblical Foundation​

Take the things you heard me say in front of many other witnesses and pass them on to faithful people who are also capable of teaching others.

2 Timothy 2:2

Leadership

Calvin James Hohn

Director, Cooperating Missions

Calvin first moved to Cameroon in 1989 to serve as the CBC TEE and Crusade Ministries Coordinator for two years. He returned in 1999 with his wife, Susanne, to engage in discipleship, leadership mentoring,and community development ministry. Since 2008,Calvin has been serving as CBC Director of Cooperating Missions. He holds a BA in Religion & Sociology and a MA in Intercultural Studies. When not in Cameroon, Calvin, Susanne and their two daughters reside in Western Canada.

CONTACT INFO

Cooperating Missions Department In Action

How Beautiful Are The Feet Of Those Who Bring Good News

Bible Translation

Bible Translation

Cooperating Missionary Fellowship Retreat 2020

Cooperating Missionary Fellowship Retreat 2020

Bible Translation

Bible Translation

Missionary Children's School

Missionary Children's School

Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons Training

Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons Training

Christian Internal Medicine Specialty Training

Christian Internal Medicine Specialty Training

2016 General Session

2016 General Session

Spiritual Formation Retreat

Spiritual Formation Retreat

Programs and Services

How Will They Hear Unless Someone Is Sent

Our Department facilitates the deployment of expatriate missionaries that serve alongside national personnel in a variety of ministries:

    • Church planting amongst least reached people groups
    • Bible translation in partnership with CABEL and SIL
    • Medical training through Pan African College of Christian Surgeons (PACCS) and Christian Internal Medicine Specialty (CIMS)
    • Theological education and Pastoral training thought the CBC’s seminary
    • Community development
    • Administrative & financial support services
    • Expatriate missionary children’s education
    • Support to CBC’s crisis relief programs
    • Member care and support to expatriate missionaries

Challenges

  • The conflict in the NW and SW Regions has curtailed much of the ministry of some personnel of the department. Some have either transferred elsewhere in the country or returned to their home county, not knowing when or if they can ever return.  Prayer is needed for wisdom for those who have remained in the midst of the conflict and for those who have left, to know when to return.
  • The department used to facilitate and host more than 300 international volunteers annually. Due to the ongoing conflict in the NW and SW, and now COVID-19, the number of volunteers has drastically dropped to no more than 15 annually.  Pray for both the conflict and the pandemic to be resolved so that volunteers can begin to return.

 

Prayer Points

  • Pray for a growing collaboration between the CBC and expatriate missionaries serving amongst least reached peoples.
  • Pray for international mission organizations as they seek God for new ministry paradigms in a changed world due to the global pandemic.

Our Partners

Partners worth having​