The church needs theology more than ever

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Title: The Work of Theology
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Stanley Hauerwas is retiring… well, kind of. Actually, it turns out that retirement is a non-biblical concept that demonstrates that “we now live in a culture that believes we have no stake in developing people of wisdom and memory.”

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PA 2015 Saturday night closing worship service

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Love for neighbour is absolutely central to the gospel, speaker Bruxy Cavey said in the final mass worship service of Assembly 2015. This event saw the passing of a symbolic shepherd’s staff from MWC president Danisa Ndlovu to incoming president Nelson Kraybill.

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Mukawa calls for reconciliation with God, others

Friday, July 24, 2015

Nzuzi Mukawa, a Congolese Mennonite Brethren pastor and educator and the MB Mission team leader for Sub Sahara Africa, challenged his audience Thursday evening to leave Mennonite World…

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Mennonite World Conference PA 2015 opens with celebration, call for walking together

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The 16th Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly opened July 21, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa., with a parade of Mennonites from across the globe, with confession of past treatment…

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Good morning, Glencairn!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Last year, Glencairn MB Church in Kitchener, Ont., “woke up.” After 25 years, the church had plateaued at 180 attenders, but a change in staff and direction in…

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New churches have a tough time finding a home in Vancouver

Monday, July 20, 2015

Reality Church Vancouver, a plant of Westside Church, had hoped to launch in mid-2008. But they needed a place to rent, and for six months every site they…

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Raising your leadership game

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Teams that Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership
Ryan T. Hartwig and Warren Bird
Teams that Thrive is a beacon of hope for anyone on a senior church leadership team disillusioned by bad experiences of teamwork, and a challenge to teams that have serious untapped potential.

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USMB musician among 19 individuals leading music at PA 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

U.S. Mennonite Brethren musician Clyde Ferguson Jr., from Lenoir, NC, is one of 19 musicians selected to lead the morning and evening worship each day at the Mennonite World Conference assembly to be held July 21-26 at the Farm Show complex in Harrisburg, Pa.

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Incarnate in all creation

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Why should I care for the environment? A lot of Christians today are asking that question, either out loud or in their hearts. We know it’s probably the right thing to do, but what’s a Christ-centered perspective on the matter?

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Kidnapped: Vlad’s story

Saturday, July 11, 2015

When war broke out in eastern Ukraine Vlad Makhovskiy decided he could not just sit at home and watch what was happening. He would help. What he did…

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Cancer story steeped in wit and faith

Friday, July 10, 2015

Title: What I Learned from Cancer
Author: Dennis Maione
Dennis Maione is only 27 years old, a year into his marriage, when he notices signs of what turns out to be rectal cancer. He experiences the stages of denial and acceptance that cancer patients typically encounter as they chart new waters of waiting, treatment and recovery.

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Deep and wide: manual for mission from everywhere to everywhere

Thursday, July 9, 2015

“It’s a new day in global mission,” says Victor Wiens, mission capacity building coordinator for MB Mission. “There’s a whole new pool of workers from the Global South…

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Community and church rally to feed hungry kids

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Some 400 children would go hungry in Abbotsford if not for school-based meal programs, estimates food bank director Dave Murray. What happens when there’s no school? “Dad, it’s up to you to do something about it,” said Murray’s adult daughter Sara Epp. And he did.

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When God evicts you from one house, he opens another

Sunday, July 5, 2015

When Dennis and Mistin Wilkinson moved to Vancouver’s West End to plant Meta Community five years ago, they knew finding their family of six a place to live…

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ACTION France

Saturday, July 4, 2015

ACTION France (AF) was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in June 2010. I was a participant with ACTION Ontario, leading a team of six Anglophones. While the opportunities were not wanting for short-term mission in this French-speaking country, my Anglophone friends faced enormous barriers…

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