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    The Apprentice

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    A veterinarian from Scotland senses God’s call to ministry. Where does he start? Tim Proudlove began with education, moving to Vancouver to take an MDiv at Regent College. But in addition to studying, he wanted practical experience. He found it at Willingdon Church.

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    This septuagenarian still works

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    I’m listed as an adjunct faculty member on the MB Biblical Seminary (MBBS) Canada website. Until recently, alongside my name and in brackets, it also said, “retired.” That word, beside my name, irritated me, so I asked the seminary to remove it.

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    Camps proclaim the gospel message

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Early in 2014, Ron Toews, CCMBC director of leadership development, invited recently retired Merv Boschman to a quarter-time 10-month contract as camping ministries coach…

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    The gratitude we intend

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

      Walter Brueggemann     The witnesses tell of your boundless generosity, and their telling is compelling to us: You give your word to call the worlds into…

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B.C. churches put spotlight on Indian orphans

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What happens when a young person leaves a sheltered Christian home to make their own way in the city? That question not only drove a film, but it reshaped a ministry. Mia follows a struggling graduate from a Child of Mine children’s home in India.

Oct
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Westwood congregation a-twitter with interactive sermons

Mark Wessner likes to try new things. About three years ago, the active social media user and pastor asked his congregation to live tweet feedback (as he was preaching) on a sermon series. Another Sunday, he asked the congregation to submit questions (using whatever media people liked) about faith, the Bible, anything to do with their Christian walk. He and his pastoral team at the Prince George church were so encouraged by responses to those experiments that they now pursue the two-way connection idea on a regular basis.

Oct
16

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Letter-writing campaign launched

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World Food Day is October 16. What’s a good way to mark it? One way is by being part of Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s Harvest of Letters.

Oct
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ETEM-IBVIE update

ETEM-IBVIE was busy this summer preparing for a school year with three times the number of students as three years ago, and celebrating a city decision that allows greater flexibility in the use of the large multi-suite building on Mount Royal.

Oct
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Christians and Muslims gather for dialogue, fellowship and food

Clerical collars and hijabs, men and women, black and white – the diversity in the crowd of more than 200 was clearly visible. Just as obvious, however, was the palpable presence of God as the crowd listened intently to both Christian and Muslim speakers share about the importance of faith to both private and corporate life today.

Oct
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Worship where it is due

Title: Resonate: Enjoying God’s Gift of Music
Author: Mark Beuving
The local classical radio station is currently running a commercial in which the symphony conductor is asked what it’s like to conduct. His response is a question…

Oct
8

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Church and school lean in

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This is not the end of Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., but the beginning of new roads for the 87-year-old Bible training institute. That message was clearly expressed by 32 stakeholders, staff and faculty who gathered for a discernment summit on the college’s future Oct. 4, 2014, at Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon.

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Apprentice-header

The Apprentice

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A veterinarian from Scotland senses God’s call to ministry. Where does he start? Tim Proudlove began with education, moving to Vancouver to take an MDiv at Regent College. But in addition to studying, he wanted practical experience. He found it at Willingdon Church.

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This septuagenarian still works

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I’m listed as an adjunct faculty member on the MB Biblical Seminary (MBBS) Canada website. Until recently, alongside my name and in brackets, it also said, “retired.” That word, beside my name, irritated me, so I asked the seminary to remove it.

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Camps proclaim the gospel message

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Early in 2014, Ron Toews, CCMBC director of leadership development, invited recently retired Merv Boschman to a quarter-time 10-month contract as camping ministries coach…

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Arguing in church? Just stop it!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Most pastors have received an email like the one I recently found in my inbox. Someone was looking for a new church. They had explored our website and even attended a few times. They were impressed, but….

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