KEITH KNIGHT RETIRES, DON MOORE APPOINTED
 
CCBF passes the torch
to new executive director
 
Lois Raats

Chair, CCBF Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Christian Business Federation joyfully announces the selection of Rev. Dr. Don Moore as the new Executive Director to replace Keith Knight who retires on December 1.

CCBF’s vision and mission is already very close to Don’s heart. He comes to the role with deep experience and understanding of the power of grassroots movements to strengthen and transform Christian leaders. Don views his new role a privilege, a redemptive mission, and a sacred trust.

Don writes: “Building on the past, our mission is to generate fresh energy and hope among Christian business leaders as we strengthen the network of support available to them… support that is both faith-based and also relevant in the marketplace.

"By God’s grace, we will expand the impact of the gospel exponentially over the next decade, potentially influencing thousands of business Christians to follow Jesus, share God’s love in their unique context, and strengthen God’s Kingdom in the marketplace.”

"We will expand the impact of the

gospel exponentially over the next decade."

 

Don strongly believes that people are our nation’s most valuable asset. His Listen-Learn-Lead” approach to leadership has made him highly effective in executive roles in a variety of organizations with local, regional, national, and international reach. An entrepreneurial thinker and strategist, Don built a grassroots movement of denominational and ministry leaders committed to evangelism with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and led a National Consultation in Ottawa.

With World Vision, Don organized and led strategic planning to increase church engagement, and managed budgets of up to $3 million. Don’s wide range of experience in both profit and non-profit sectors also includes roles in PR, sales, and marketing.

Don’s enduring passion is to mobilize a team of staff and volunteers to accomplish a co-create, share, and implement together. The resulting synergies have a way of rendering impossible goals…completely possible!

With profound gratitude we also take the opportunity to recognize the outstanding contribution that retiring executive director Keith Knight has made to CCBF over the past 10 years. 

During Keith’s tenure, CCBF expanded from 7 local chapters to 70 chapters across Canada. As he faithfully led over a dozen breakfast groups each month, he was also quietly cultivating leaders among our members while managing communications, administration, and finances. Members always appreciated and enjoyed Keith’s monthly communiques reminding us that we are not alone, that we belong to a broad movement of Christian business leaders across Canada, and that support is just an email or phone call away.

Keith’s steady and consistent servant leadership has generated so many new connections and opportunities that have expanded members’ horizons in ways none of us anticipated or imagined and yet have meant so much to so many.

This transition marks the beginning of an exciting new season in CCBF’s history. While unable to meet in person to mark our significant moment, please watch for details of a special event that will take place in early March 2021.

We request your prayers…

... that CCBF’s transition will unlock the potential God already has in mind for us.

...that business leaders will be positively transformed in ways we can’t even imagine. ...that hope will continue to triumph during days that seem dark and unpredictable.

... that CCBF becomes an unstoppable force for good in our world.

...that Don is empowered and blessed in his new role,

...and that Keith has a sense of gratification and peace in passing the torch as he steps forward into his own new future.

 

November meetings

ABBOTSFORD, Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.

BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, Nov. 5 –  8 a.m. on Zoom; Bret Maukonen, facilitator.

BRAMPTON, Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Sunset Grill, 10025 Hurontario at Bovaird;  Rod Hoekman, facilitator.

BRANTFORD, Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BURLINGTON, Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CALGARY NORTH,  – Friday, Nov. 27 -- Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, 16 Ave. at 16 St. NW, Calgary; Al Gray, Hugh Pineault, facilitators.

CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CENTRE WELLINGTON, Monday, Nov. 16 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Gorge Family Restaurant, 82 Wellington Road 7, Elora; Don Moore and John Vanderstoep, facilitators

CLARINGTON, Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.

EDMONTON, Thursday, Nov. 26 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant @ Holiday Inn, 4485 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.

GUELPH, Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.

HALIBURTON, Thursday, Nov. 12 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Maple Avenue Tap and Grill, 172 Highland St., Haliburton; Dan Kenney, facilitator.

KELOWNA, Friday, No. 6 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 2170 Harvey Ave.; Scott Burke, facilitator.

KITCHENER, Thursday, Nov. 19 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.

LANGLEY, Thursday, Nov. 5 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricki’s Restaurant, 5978 Glover Road at bypass, Langley; Andrea Soberg, Joan Deeks, facilitators.

LONDON, Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Youth For Christ cafe, 254 Adelaide St. S., London; Norman Steele, facilitator.

MARKHAM, Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 9275 Markham Road, Markham; Anne Thornley-Brown, facilitator.

MILTON, Friday, Nov. 27 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Cora Restaurant, 65 Ontario St. S., Milton; Keith Knight, facilitator.

OAKVILLE, Friday, Nov. 20 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., EggSmart, Metro Plaza, North Service Road, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

OTTAWA, Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Summerhayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; George Zekveld, facilitator.

PEMBROKE, Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Finnigan’s Roadhouse, 955 Pembroke St.,; Stephen Prendergast and Joseph Vaillancourt, co-facilitators.

PETERBOROUGH, Thursday, Nov. 19 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Jack’s Family Restaurant, 91 George Street North; Daniel Kenney, facilitator.

SASKATOON, Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.

ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, Nov. 11 -- 8 a.m. on Zoom; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.

VICTORIA, Thursday, Nov. 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., White Spot, 3965 Quadra Street, Victoria; Garth Wardle, facilitator.

WELLAND, Thursday, Nov. 19 – 8 a.m. on Zoom; Bret Maukonen, facilitator.

WINGHAM, Friday, Nov. 6– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Maitland River Community Church, 414 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.

WINDSOR, Tuesday, Nov. 10 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Ciociaro Club, 3745 N. Talbot Rd., Oldcastle; Nicole Barron, facilitator.

Emerging Chapters

 

Charlottetown PEI

DECEMBER

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Ask us how to create a chapter in your community.

Just email Keith Knight

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CCBF COVID Protocols

General Guidelines for CCBF Facilitators

 

1. Keep Up to Date

The COVID situation continues to evolve on a daily basis.

Keep track of the most recent directives of your home province and local health authority.

 

2. Comply with Provincial and Local Health Authority Protocols

  • Instruct members of your group to comply with these protocols.
  • Social distancing: a necessary protocol for every meeting until otherwise indicated by health authorities.
  • Masks: follow health recommendations and common sense re wearing masks.
  • When in doubt, err on the side of caution.

3. Guidelines for Phased Reopenings

Phase 1.

Continue to meet via Zoom only.

Phase 2.

  • Meet via Zoom, on a restaurant patio, or a mix of both.
  • Follow social distancing protocols.
  • Number of participants: comply with Phase 2 health protocols re maximum number of participants for in-person meetings.

Phase 3.

  • Meet indoors or on restaurant patio.
  • Follow social distancing protocols.
  • Meeting in private homes or spaces is not recommended, since social distance protocols can be harder to maintain in an informal setting.
  •  Number of participants: comply with Phase 3 health protocols for in-person meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Events

Current Chapters

AURORA, Ont.

BEAMSVILLE, Ont.

BRAMPTON, Ont.

BRANTFORD, Ont.

BURLINGTON, Ont.

CALEDONIA, Ont.

CAMBRIDGE, Ont.

CENTRE WELLINGTON, Ont.

CLARINGTON, Ont.

COBOURG, Ont.

GUELPH, Ont.

HALIBURTON, Ont.

KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont.

KITCHENER, Ont.

LONDON, Ont.

MARKHAM, Ont.

MILTON, Ont.

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.

NORTH YORK, Ont.

OAKVILLE, Ont.

OTTAWA, Ont.

PEMBROKE, Ont.

PETERBOROUGH, Ont.

ST. CATHARINES, Ont.

WATERLOO, Ont.

WELLAND, Ont.

WINDSOR, Ont.

WINGHAM, Ont.

 

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.

HALIFAX, NS

SAINT JOHN, NB

WINNIPEG, Man.

MOOSE JAW, SK

REGINA, SK

SASKATOON, SK

 

EDMONTON, AB

CALGARY, AB

LETHBRIDGE, AB

RED DEER, AB

 

ABBOTSFORD, B.C.

KELOWNA, B.C.

LANGLEY, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C.

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