Transitions – May/June 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

  L2L director Ron Toews announced his desire to step down by summer 2017 and re-enter local church ministry. “It has been a privilege to connect with many leaders…

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The missionary is “in”

Friday, April 28, 2017

A deep relationship is mutually beneficial for the church and the cross-cultural workers they support – something Steinbach (Man.) MB Church lead pastor Walter Fast understands personally, having taught and pastored in Germany for 19 years.

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How to encourage global service workers

Friday, April 28, 2017

Here are some ideas from MB Mission’s regional mobilizers on how churches can encourage their global workers. Support existing friendships. Fostering genuine friendships takes time and presence, and should not…

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Prison ministry opens doors

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

John E. Wiens encourages fellow volunteers at M2/W2’s Hidden Treasures thrift store, Chilliwack, B.C.. Through M2/W2, John E. Wiens has mentored inmates since 2008. But like the prison…

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Church celebrates 90th anniversary

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Steinbach (Man.) MB Church celebrated their 90th anniversary Jan. 8, 2017. Under the theme “Legacy: Past, Present and Future,” former pastors Bill Lehman and Keith Poysti gave a…

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Two baptisms and a new year

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

“I want to start 2017 as a baptized Christian.” Biniam Solomon, a recent immigrant from Eritrea to Kitchener, Ont., made this announcement in December. On New Year’s Eve,…

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Bethany 2.0 to launch Thrive

Friday, February 17, 2017

Young adults can struggle with their faith, especially during the first years away from home. Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., – whose last academic class graduated April 2015 –…

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Mission-minded board increases collaboration

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches met Jan. 26–28, 2017, in Abbotsford, B.C. “We continue to need and pursue a discipleship revolution of…

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Q&A with moderator Bruce Enns

Sunday, January 1, 2017

During its meetings, Nov. 24–26, 2016, the executive board released a statement that “after much discussion and prayer, the board came to consensus that a leadership change was…

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Transitions

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Half-time student ministries pastor since 2011, Kevin Snyder was installed as lead pastor of Coast Hills Community Church, May 29, 2016. An alumnus of Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute; Bethany College,…

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BFL update

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Board of Faith and Life met Nov. 23–24, 2016, inaugurating new members Robyn Serez (MAL), Christine Longhurst (Manitoba representative), Elton DaSilva (MBCM executive director), Phil Gunther (SKMB…

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Finance update

Sunday, January 1, 2017

During its meeting Nov. 24–26, 2016, the Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches appointed Howie Wall, Tony Martens and Matt Dyck as the EB…

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Church celebrates 50 years

Monday, December 19, 2016

King Road MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C., celebrated its 50th anniversary, Sept. 23–25, 2016, exactly 50 years after the first worship service, Sept. 25, 1966. With Jacob Dueck as…

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At 80, Columbia is still pursuing the mission

Friday, December 16, 2016

“When we realized that this year marked 80 years since our beginnings, we decided to use this ‘birthday’ as an opportunity to ensure that we are still, by God’s grace, ‘pursuing the mission,’” said president Bryan Born at Columbia Bible College’s annual fundraising dinner, Oct. 21, 2016.

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To meet the Lord on the air

Monday, December 12, 2016

“Our mission is to bring the gospel of Jesus to every place of society,” says Scott Street MB Church lead pastor Jurgen Rausch. “A segment of society listens…

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