Church planting congress goes “missional”

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Ten years ago, an interdenominational church planting congress in Brampton, Ont. set the stage for a long-term Mennonite Brethren mission strategy.

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National and provincial conferences agree to work together

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The first National Provincial Summit met Nov. 17, 2008, in Gatineau, Que., seeking clarity between national and provincial MB conferences. Staff and board representatives gathered to develop partnership strategies…

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Paul Hiebert’s contribution to mission

Friday, June 1, 2007

A tribute There are countless Mennonite Brethren missionaries around the world today who carry within them some of the spirit of Dr. Paul Hiebert, who died of cancer…

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From model to minister

Thursday, March 1, 2007

A few years ago, Mennonite Brethren pastor David Bonilla lived in what he calls a “plastic” world. As a professional fashion model in Bogotá, Colombia, his days were spent in high-class neighbourhoods. His Colombia was glittering, glamorous.

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The close of a chapter

Friday, November 25, 2005

Sunday, October 16 marked one such celebration as the 17 Chinese MB churches in B.C. bid farewell to Enoch and Grace Wong, who are now in their 80s and retiring to a seniors home in Scarborough, Ont.

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Walking on holy ground

Friday, September 2, 2005

A personal tour through the past 50 years of Mennonite Brethren seminary education, by president emeritus Elmer A. Martens In the fall of 1955, I left Saskatchewan in…

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Ordination decision: a sign of changing relationships

Friday, January 16, 2004

It usually happens – when Christians of different cultures meet, theological questions arise. This summer was no exception as Mennonite Brethren from North America met with Mennonite Brethren in…

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A church in the image of God

Friday, May 2, 2003

Imago Dei, self-described as “A Community Drawn to Christ”, was born in October 2002 out of spiritual longing. There were at first 15 to 20 people who, while not disgruntled with their current churches, were burdened by a feeling that they wanted to do more than they could do in their churches.

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Ontario candlemakers measure success in more than dollars and scents

Friday, January 11, 2002

Klassen, 45, and Loewen, 35, are brothers-in-law and co-owners of Newville Candle Company in Niagara Falls, Ont. Wherever they go they leave a trail of people sniffing the air, wondering where that scent of apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, lavender, cappuccino or grassy meadow-or any of the dozens of other fragrances they manufacture-is coming from.

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MCC Canada delegates call for halt to bombing of Afghanistan

Friday, December 21, 2001

Delegates to the Mennonite Central Committee Canada annual meeting in Winnipeg have sent a letter to Prime Minister Jean Chretien in an effort to raise concerns about the “war on terrorism”.

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We are in the same family

Friday, November 9, 2001

Ethnic Chinese have been living in Canadian cities for a very long time, but the development of Chinese Mennonite Brethren churches has only occurred fairly recently. In 1972, pastor Henry Klassen of Pacific Grace Mission Chapel in Vancouver saw the increasing number of Chinese residents in his area and decided to pioneer outreach to the Chinese. Since then, the Chinese MB family has grown to over 20 churches in three countries.

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MB church cancels church service to do service in community

Friday, August 3, 2001

Members of River East Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg didn’t go to their church service on Sunday, June 10.Instead, they did service around the city during their fourth annual Community Service Day.

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DOXA: Looking back, looking ahead

Friday, October 8, 1999

AN INTERVIEW WITH VIJAY MANUEL On July 4, 1999, Doxa, a popular contemporary worship event in Abbotsford, B.C., was held for the last time. Jim Coggins spoke with…

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DOXA: A Christian alternative

Friday, December 12, 1997

Hundreds of teenagers rush in through the doors to get the best seats possible before the band comes on stage. Security stands guard at the front of the…

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A challenge to cross-cultural ministries

Friday, November 6, 1981

Among the Mennonites of British Columbia there is a movement under way that may completely change the makeup and self-identity of the province’s Mennonite churches. The past decade…

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