New Three Questions

Three Questions is a semi-regular series introducing individuals across the NAB by asking them about their story, their ministry, and what they are learning. This week, we hear from Adam Buyer, lead associate pastor of Terwillegar Community Church in Edmonton, Alberta. (Adam will also be leading one of the morning devotional times during Triennial 2024. Don’t forget to register!)

What’s your story?

I was raised in Edmonton, Alberta, an NAB pastor’s kid to Lyle and Jeannie Buyer (maybe you know them!). Naturally, I was heavily involved in the local church. At a young age, this looked like children’s choirs, snow shoveling the church sidewalks, and helping out with various events. As I grew up, I served on worship teams and the youth ministry team, as well as summer camp. I’ve always loved the local church. I began adulthood by marrying my high-school sweetheart, Jalene. We spent our first year of marriage serving at a ministry base in Scotland.

When we returned to Canada, I began pursuing a career in carpentry. For several years, I was building houses all around Calgary while my wife attended school. During this season, my wife and I served at our local church in various ways and engaged in our own music ministry, writing and recording an album in 2013. We were also really engaged in summer camp ministry. During this season, a call to full-time ministry was stirring in my heart. This call resulted with me transitioning from carpentry to being a full-time Bible college student at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta.

I finished my bachelor of arts degree in Pastoral Ministry in 2017 and accepted a call to serve at Terwillegar Community Church immediately following my graduation.

I’ve been serving as a full-time pastor there for seven years in a few different roles. During this time, my wife and I have had three miracle children. . . .

Merv Budd, equipping evangelist on the Missional Initiatives Team, is leading a four-session, 60-minute webinar on evangelistic training. It will provide an evaluative framework to help you assess your evangelistic equipping efforts. It will help you to recognize gaps you may need to fill, find distortions you will want to correct, and provide a clearer path forward toward helping your church become more evangelistically faithful.

The first session is in just one week, on April 11. Click on the banner above to find out more information, and register at the button below. There are a limited number of spots available.

For more than one hundred years, White Cross has been providing necessary medical supplies to those in need. Through White Cross, churches and individuals across the NAB – in the United States and Canada – are able to partner with medical staff and NAB missionaries in Cameroon. Due to the logistics, White Cross has two separate facilities to collect and ship supplies; in Canada, White Cross is operated by the Alberta Baptist Association, and in the US it is run by Century Baptist Church in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The White Cross Handbook was recently updated, reflecting changes on baby layettes, items needed, and contact information for both the US and Canadian shipping centers, among others. You can check out the link below to find more info on White Cross, including the updated handbook.

If you are interested in starting up a local group or joining an existing group to assist in White Cross work, you can find ways to connect at the link below as well.

One of the ways we celebrate church planters, as well as international missionaries, is through the Missionary of the Week. This document is published four times a year and includes pictures of church planters and international missionaries, synopses of their ministries, and prayer requests. The most recent edition is now available to download on the NAB website. Simply follow the link below.