January/February 2016 issue

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Contents of the January/February 2016 MB Herald

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North Langley Community Church pledges expansion

Friday, January 29, 2016

North Langley Community Church members have voted “yes” on a multi-million dollar expansion plan with emphasis on ministry, renovation and refreshment rather than campus expansion.

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Dressed up to stop trafficking

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Dressember

“I have to do that next year!” Brianna Janz thought when she saw a Facebook friend wearing a dress every day in December to raise awareness and funds for International Justice Mission’s (IJM) work on behalf of human trafficking victims.

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Voyage into the Unknown

Friday, January 1, 2016

“That’s impossible! It must be photoshopped,” I said as I looked at an amazing picture in Sagres, Portugal.

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The Christian chaplain

Friday, January 1, 2016

Martin was conscripted to the Roman army at age 15. Stationed in Gaul (modern-day France), he patrolled the streets, encouraging decorum and maintaining order as he interacted with those he met.

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I shall not want

Friday, January 1, 2016

Last year, my family moved to a city of 20 million people. It has been exhilarating, wonderful and completely overwhelming. Many days I wonder: How am I going…

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Prayer – power for ministry

Friday, January 1, 2016

C2C Network Summit highlights Intercessory prayer defined the C2C Network annual church planter Summit (formerly called retreat) in Toronto, Nov. 9–12, 2015. More than 200 participants cried out…

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Glass half full?

Friday, January 1, 2016

In 1996, Christian A. Schwarz (Natural Church Development) identified eight quality control characteristics of growing churches (e.g., empowering leadership, gift-oriented ministry, passionate spirituality).

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Restack the boxes

Friday, January 1, 2016

Have you seen the picture? Two simple drawings of three children watching a baseball game. One image is labelled “equality,” the other “justice.” It took me a moment…

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About this issue

Friday, January 1, 2016

A lot has changed with the Herald in the last year, but much has stayed the same. We still strive to share the life and story of the…

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The year that was

Friday, January 1, 2016

Photo courtesy of Bethany College Bethany, dead at 88 Bethany College, the small Saskatchewan college born in the boom of Bible training schools amid the dust of the Depression, matriculates its…

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Prayer Journey

Friday, January 1, 2016

Runners and walkers line up in Hamilton, Ont., for a 10 km route. PHOTO: Martha Marris Joggers pray through high-needs neighbourhoods Four countries, $14,000, 1,760 km: that’s how…

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Memories from MAID

Friday, January 1, 2016

Remember that dot matrix printer with the tractor feed? Elizabeth Esau takes registrations at an Ontario conference, circa 1987. Photo (NP149-01-2675) from the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies…

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Transitions January/February 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Don Banman began as associate pastor of youth and young adults at North Peace MB Church, Fort St. John, B.C. He has a BA in religious studies with…

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Conference News

Friday, January 1, 2016

The CCMBC executive board hereby gives notice of revisions to the General Operating Bylaws of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches to be considered at Gathering 2016. The…

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