EQUIP study conference on transforming discipleship

equip study conferenceEQUIP study conference attendees shared reflections on the sessions at EQUIP study conference Nov. 1–3, 2017, on the website. Converse with them here:

The ups, downs and crux of preaching

Preaching to Transform Not to Modify – It is clear that Jeff Bucknam has mastered the art of presence in the pulpit. This presentation on the role of biblical preaching as an element of effective discipleship …
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Present in suffering

Pastoral Care as Discipleship through Life’s Challenges – I approached this workshop with a sense that its content and delivery would be quite profound; Gloria did not disappoint. Her words were so rich, true and helpful …
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Disciples of the Light

A couple of weeks back, I met a young Leo Tolstoy. In Saskatchewan. This surprised me. Not because he had no beard, or that he was still alive. What surprised me was that he was a thoughtful, Canadian Millennial, who, …
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Can a joyful noise “make” disciples?

Singing as Discipleship: Gifts and Pitfalls – “How does our singing help us be apprentices of Jesus?” Andrew Dyck asked. Many have never thought about it as a tool in that way, but singing is our most enduring spiritual …
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A gospel that could change the world

I had the privilege of attending the Thursday plenary sessions with some students from Columbia Bible College as part of a course I teach. I was curious to hear how they experienced the session as they were stepping into the …
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The healing work of discipleship

Implementing an effective healing discipleship ministry in your church – “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17) …
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What are you hiding?

Knowing and being Known: Discipleship and Millennials – “What are you hiding?” These words were how Jeremy Walker decided to begin his talk on Knowing and being Known: Discipleship and Millennials. This …
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A 30,000 ft view on discipleship

4 disciple-making paradigms – In his letter to the Colossian church, the apostle Paul expressed his mission with these words: “Christ in you, the hope of …
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Power that overflows beyond itself

As we gather as a broad and diverse Mennonite Brethren family for any kind of discussion, our clear use of language is especially important. This may be particularly true in the case of discipleship – a word that we seem …
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Get ready to #MBEquip2017

EQUIP is the 2017 study conference of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, re-envisioned to provide training and inspiration to professional and lay leaders in our churches on the task of discipleship. Volunteers will provide blog posts reflecting on …
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