How to wear moccasins

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Mennonite Brethren explores identity making among Indigenous theologians The loudspeakers piped an Indigenous honour song into the warmly lit chapel. A group of excited students and teachers…

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On the sea, in a home, along the path

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Discipleship is a buzzword in our church culture. We see what Jesus did for Matthew the tax collector, or what Paul did for Timothy, and we know that…

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Supporting children through a drought

Monday, August 29, 2016

It’s time for lunch at Remember the Poorest Community School, about 100 kilometres south of Addis Ababa. Students are digging into the pasta and buns on their plates.

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Hot topic in the archives

Friday, August 26, 2016

“In the news today, we often hear about migration and refugees as a crisis or a matter of national security [for the host country],” says Andrew Brown, the 2016 Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies archival intern.

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PCO 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

After interacting with provincial conference ministers, professors from MB Biblical Seminary and Columbia Bible College and leaders from CCMBC ministries like L2L and the C2C Network over June 14–16, 2016, Pastors Credentialing Orientation graduates received communion and prayers of blessing and commissioning.

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Mentoring deepens faith, turns strangers into friends

Monday, August 22, 2016

“Women spend so much of themselves on behalf of others; it is very appealing to have someone else invest solely in them,” says Katie Thiessen, women’s mentorship ministry…

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Places – and personalities – for prayer

Saturday, August 20, 2016

An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World
Brian C. Stiller

Over the past few years, I have observed a growing desire to pray for global mission. It is exciting to see God’s people respond to the call to pray for people and countries that have little or no expression of Christianity.

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Gathering 2016 business report

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Gathering 2016

Oxygen for ministry A collegial spirit permeated Gathering 2016, the biennial convention of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in Toronto July 6–9, 2016, where the 136…

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Coaching helps young moms get on their feet

Monday, August 15, 2016

“To create independence, not codependence – as we’re trying to do at Hannah House – coaching is a tool that helps young mothers self-evaluate, with someone to hold…

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What’s so dangerous about youth sports?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Participating in sports offers many benefits to children and youth, but, on the flipside, there are dangers. Coaches and parents are witnessing more symptoms of ill health in youth sports culture: “overuse injuries, burnout, loss of childhood, misperceptions about the true benefit of sport, and damaged relationships.”

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Reconciling the radical reformation

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The reconciliation process between the Lutheran World Federation and Mennonite World Conference has created fertile ground for collaboration. A report summarizing the LWF-MWC action of reconciling with Mennonites over the condemnations in the Augsburg Confession aims to help LWF churches, pastors, seminaries and congregations

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Foundering flagship church sails new waters

Monday, August 8, 2016

Portage Avenue opens arms to ethnic churches  “When a church goes through a decline in attendance, there’s a grasping,” says Jedidiah Carpentier, senior pastor of Portage Avenue Church,…

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God leads from both ends

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

“As a Chinese ethnic group, we have an advantage in ministering to this people group: we do not carry baggage from the past,” says pastor Fiona Wu of…

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