The group that God built

Thursday, May 1, 2008

For a quarter century, Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship in Coquitlam, B.C., operated out of a gym, so being turned down for a mortgage to build a new sanctuary…

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Aboriginal bridge building – an exercise in active listening

Thursday, May 1, 2008

“What pieces of land are important to you?” asked Darryl Klassen, coordinator of MCC B.C.’s Aboriginal Neighbours Program. Perhaps they’re birth places, memorable vacation spots, the open prairie,…

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Missional Harvest Saskatchewan board launched

Thursday, May 1, 2008

MB convention at West Portal Church affirms long-term vision On a prairie sky far in the distance, the sober rumblings of change can be seen but not yet…

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Chinese-language pastor makes history

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Grace Kim didn’t realize she would be the first woman in Canada ordained as a Mennonite Brethren pastor. “It’s solely God. I didn’t plan this,” she says. She…

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Alberta counts on ad hoc committee to point the way forward

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Annual convention of Alberta MB churches meets in Edmonton Alberta churches voted unanimously for an ad hoc committee to lead the conference into the future, after nomination ballots…

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Taking a step of obedience

Thursday, May 1, 2008

According to Bev Peters, ordination is an act of obedience. That was her primary motivation as she accepted an invitation from Northview Community Church elders to be ordained…

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Ordination of two women revives discussion

Thursday, May 1, 2008

This spring, Grace Kim and Bev Peters became the first women ever to be ordained for pastoral ministry by the Canadian Mennonite Brethren church, sparking discussions across the…

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MB Chinese Herald hits 15-year mark

Saturday, March 1, 2008

When he first accepted Christ as a teenager in Hong Kong, Joseph Kwan had no inkling he’d end up in Canada as editor of a Chinese-language Christian magazine….

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A child dedicated to God

Friday, February 1, 2008

Following his birth, Fred struggled for life. His parents, John and Ellen Stoesz of Niverville, Manitoba, committed their son to life-long Christian service…

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Should Christians own sport utility vehicles?

Friday, February 1, 2008

In our materialistic culture where ethics has become an individual’s private affair, it’s high time decisions regarding our material possessions  become more prominent in our Christian communities. One…

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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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Young adults and their money

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Transitioning from youth to adulthood is perhaps the most significant change in life. Young adults are faced with new issues and needs, both sociologically, spiritually, psychologically, and physiologically….

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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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