Sunday, May 31, 2015
Contents of the MB Herald May issue 2015
In the 1950s, Jacob J. Klassen, Jacob P. Martens and Abram J. Friesen had a vision to care for elderly people in Abbotsford, B.C. With support from members of Mennonite Brethren churches in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Yarrow, they founded Tabor Home Society in 1959.
The Board of Faith and Life’s “Making our weddings Christian” pamphlet goes into every premarital counselling packet at College Drive Community Church, Lethbridge, Alta. “It challenges a couple to see their wedding as God-centred,” says pastor Brent Miller.
Title: Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians
Author: John Paul Lederach
Some church attenders once asked peace worker John Paul Lederach when the Mennonites and their academics would stop fussing so much about peace issues and get on with the gospel. Lederach’s answer? “Reconciliation is the gospel.”
Two young church plants, Grace Fellowship in Saskatoon and The Compass Church in east Regina, are already planting new churches. This year, four-year-old Grace launched a campus in Warman, Sask., and five-year-old Compass started services in north Regina.
Don Neufeld may look the part of an accountant, bespectacled and proper, but forget the stereotypes of stinginess. The member of Lendrum MB Church, Edmonton received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award
It’s easy to hear the smile in Hanan Talabeh’s voice. Even over the phone it’s obvious she’s thrilled— months after her family arrived from Syria. Talabeh’s sister-in-law, along with her three children, landed at the Ottawa airport on July 22, one year before they expected an answer on their refugee application.
The Confession of Faith: Commentary and pastoral application is now available in French. / La confession de foi: Commentaire et l’application pastorale est maintenant disponible en français.
Reports to the 2015 BCMB convention reflected the “innovate” theme of the meeting, milestones and many activities.
BC’s pastors have been urged to see same sex attracted persons as individuals, worthy of individual respect, not condemnation. A well attended B.C. “Pastors’ Equipping Session” heard a…
Conference minister Rob Thiessen wants leaders to innovate – “to do new things.” The light bulb was an innovation, he said to the opening session of the annual convention of the B.C. Conference of MB Churches, May 1–2, 2015, at South Langley Church.
The MB Herald was honoured for its work by two Christian publication societies. At the annual Evangelical Press Association convention in Westminster, Colo., Apr. 8–11, 2015, the MB…
Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., held its 79th commencement ceremony Apr. 18, 2015, at Abbotsford (B.C.) Pentecostal Assembly, awarding a total of 100 diplomas and certificates.
Associated Canadian Theological Schools, the consortium of which MBBS Canada is an owner, hosted its 25th annual commencement exercises Apr. 18, 2015, at Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, B.C.
Graduations mark the end of an intense period of studies and signal the beginning of something undefined, unknown, utterly new for the graduates. At Bethany College’s 88th graduation exercises Apr. 25–26, 2015, these characteristics applied not only to the students’ future but to the school’s.