The MB Chinese Herald, a quarterly publication of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, has been in print since 1992, serving our Chinese-speaking congregations under the keen editorial eye of Joseph Kwan. Over the past 23 years, the MB Chinese Herald has connected churches, equipped people for a life of Christian discipleship, and inspired toward mission.
With the appointment of David Leung as assistant to the B.C. conference minister for Chinese churches in late 2014, the national conference decided to turn over direction of this ministry to the province. Kwan remains an employee of the national conference while working more closely with Leung and the MB Chinese Churches Association to develop Chinese content and resources.
Transition to web
As well, as provincial and national leaders have met over the past months, they discerned new opportunities to serve Canada’s MB Chinese congregations through online services, particularly through the MBCCA and L2L websites. With a desire to focus more on digital platforms and resources, and being mindful of budget constraints, the team of leaders announced the termination of the print edition the MB Chinese Herald, effective spring 2015.
Kwan says he is currently working on an online version of the Chinese Herald, which will be searchable and translatable into English and Simplified Chinese. Readers can also find PDF versions of back issues of the print magazine at www.mennonitebrethren.ca/resource/mb-chinese-herald/ and mbcca.ca.
“We continue to bless Joseph Kwan in his excellent and valuable work with our Chinese churches,” says CCMBC executive director Willy Reimer. “As we seek to multiply churches to see Canada transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ, we look forward to the development of new Chinese-language resources that will best equip our churches and leaders.”
—A Canadian Conference of MB Churches release