September/October 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

FEATURES The polarity of discipleship [Cam Stuart “God has spoken to me…” [Harold Jantz Viewpoint The gospel calls us to be unsettled [Matt Balcarras   COLUMNS Editorial Disciple…

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The Polarity of Discipleship

Friday, September 1, 2017

For a magnet to function properly, it needs polarity between north and south poles. If one of the poles is removed, a magnet will not function as intended….

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Two students launch worldwide media ministry

Friday, September 1, 2017

This is the story of a ministry that in some ways never moved far from its roots. Square One World Media stands atop a media ministry that has…

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“Jesus and” or “Jesus only”?

Friday, September 1, 2017

I stopped reading the Bible. Seriously, I did. Actually, I stopped reading everything due to my sixth concussion. After a few weeks, when I tentatively picked up the…

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Mortar and Bricks: Mennonite Brethren churches in Canada

Friday, September 1, 2017

Photos wanted! Faith in Canada 150, a project of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches is an affiliate member) says: “On the…

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Redemptive rain delay in the Windy City

Friday, September 1, 2017

As I travel the country, I am struck by the startling paucity of the gift of evangelist (see Ephesians 4:11). Evangelists are recruiters. They are storytellers, not because…

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Pray for Steve!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Do you know the man pictured here? I hope so – even if you don’t know him personally. Steve Berg is the leader of your national church –…

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Disciple formation

Friday, September 1, 2017

Go and make disciples…! (Matthew 28:19) Among evangelicals, this is probably one of the most quoted verses. Recorded as Jesus’ parting words to his disciples, this instruction must…

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Letters September/October 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Real empathy It’s always a treat to get the latest issue in the mail. You’re always pertinent, although this one (“on dying– the next stage,” July/August 2017) cuts…

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Mid-year financial update

Friday, September 1, 2017

2016 results A detailed report of the results of the 2016 fiscal year has been posted on the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) website, along with…

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Transitions – September/October 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

BEGINNINGS Denver Wilson TITLE: pastor, McIvor Church, Winnipeg START: I transitioned into this role over the past year, and was formally commissioned in April 2017. EDUCATION: MA in…

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Pull out all the stops on one mission

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Just a few days before settling into the rhythm of the lazy, hazy days of summer, I was given the biggest mandate of my leadership life. “God is…

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The gospel calls us to be unsettled

Friday, August 25, 2017

Restoration, reconciliation and adult Sunday school Living in Canada in 2017, we have much to be grateful for. We are spared from armed conflicts, famines and so much…

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This is Amazing Grace

Friday, August 18, 2017

“I’ve been doing youth ministry for 10 years. Nothing could have prepared me for that day,” says Mike Olynyk of Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, when South Abbotsford Church (SAC) learned two girls from their youth group had been stabbed at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School.

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Pursuit School of Evangelism

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Who is raising a generation of ministers, disciplers and leaders? “From this question, we began to dream,” says Michelle Collins. She and her husband Phil, pastor of Willow…

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