Study with the church in mind

Sunday, February 1, 2009

An interview with Doug Heidebrecht Last July, after teaching at Bethany College in Hepburn, Sask. for 16 years, Doug Heidebrecht moved to Winnipeg to become director of the…

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Children’s faith is a job for everyone

Sunday, February 1, 2009

In the 16th century, one of the causes of the radical reform in Zurich was infant baptism, which Conrad Grebel and the early Anabaptists opposed. In the public debates of the day, the issue of a child’s faith for baptism was troublesome.

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The children in our midst

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Something quite profound happens when we set a child “in the midst,” as Jesus did (Matthew 18:2) – when we stop, that is, and pay attention to the…

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From the depths of despair to active Christian ministry

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A vision of Jesus during her lowest point in life has helped shape Ginette Rolland’s ministry today. Born in Quebec, Ginette was educated in an English school instead…

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Public service offers challenges, rewards

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Former adviser to Paraguay’s president tells of four years as cabinet official When Nicanor Duarte Frutos, then president-elect of Paraguay, asked Ernst Bergen, a successful Mennonite entrepreneur, to…

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Church booms in ailing region

Sunday, February 1, 2009

“We tend not to mince words,” admits pastor Mark Danyluk. After two flat-out congregational meetings, Boundary Community Church members reached a basic consensus. They will not expand into…

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Influx of youth at Langley church

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The number of young people attending South Langley Church, Langley, B.C., has more than doubled under the purpose statement “helping youth know and follow Jesus.” On average, 50…

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Cooking up kindness

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Culinary grad a devoted overseas volunteer In the last few years, Carie McAllister has done more travelling than many people do in a lifetime – but never as…

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Verticopter design is dream come true

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A member of North Kildonan MB Church, Winnipeg, is helping the Holy Grail of aviation become a reality: an airplane that can take off and land vertically the…

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Not your typical adopted kid

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lionel’s last name was not always Klassen. He assumed it as an adult because it took a decade for his adoptive parents Larry and Kathy Klassen to see…

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“Home” mission at Ross Road

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sometimes, an entire church seems to operate with a heart for one or two specific ministries. Ross Road MB Church in Abbotsford, B.C., with its long-running ministry to…

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Honest lyrics point to God’s grace

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Altar Songs
Artist: Jason Topnik
Altar Songs is a solo project by Jason Topnik, a Winnipeg songwriter and member at Crossroads MB Church. The album offers a collection of music that speaks with honesty and conviction of one who is on a spiritual journey…

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Getting through to kids

Sunday, February 1, 2009

David Staal
Words Kids Need to Hear and Leading Kids to Jesus
Little League and dance and music lessons may teach children skills but “small messages used over time, can lead to big transformations.” In Words Kids Need to Hear, David Staal encourages the entire church family – particularly parents, grandparents, and children’s ministry leaders – to consider the impact of their messages…

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What’s a “good Christian?”

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Finding Home
Author: Brad Huebert
In Finding Home, Brad Huebert uses the genre of parable to explore the conflicting realities and resulting confusion experienced by a person giving their life over to Christ. A character named Ivan enters a vision which seems to be reality after coming to know Christ…

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Peace and poetry challenge church

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Wing-Beaten Air: My Life and My Writing
Yorifumi Yaguchi
If a book can be a blessing, this hopeful and worthwhile volume qualifies. Mennonite poet and pastor Yorifumi Yaguchi recounts his life and the development of his Christian faith and writing in The Wing-Beaten Air.

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