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Helping the helpers

When Average Joe’s life blows up, he talks to pastor Jake, but when pastor Jake needs help, where does he go? Founded to provide support, counselling, and healing for pastors, missionaries, and leaders, Oasis Retreats is an inter-denominational organization based in Abbotsford, B.C. Since its beginning in 1999, Oasis has helped more than a thousand Christian leaders representing 62 denominations and agencies from all 10 provinces, some 20 states, and 32 other countries.

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Not just the body – the body of Christ

“Is your preferred religious movement growing? I don’t care. Is it shrinking? I don’t care. Does it provide social cohesion? I don’t care…. Here’s what matters: trying to…

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The implications of being Jesus-loyalists

Citizenship: Paul on Peace and Politics By: Gordon Mark Zerbe
Gordon Mark Zerbe’s Citizenship is a must-read for anyone who preaches from Paul’s letters.

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Of risk and rain

Like a Mennonite Brethren Indiana Jones, MB Mission general director Randy Friesen travels the world inspiring the body of Christ to surrender to God and take risks for…

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November Transitions 2013

J.P and Sandra Hayashida joined CCMBC, Rick Rockwood lead pastor at South Park MB Church, Altona, Man, Robert (Bert) Bell pastor of congregational care at Portage Avenue Church, Winnipeg, Cynthia Frazer resigned at Christian Family Center, Chris and Yanci McGregor launched City Church in Montreal, Brett Landry launched Christ City Church Vancouver, launched Epic Church in Kelowna, B.C. pastor Monty Scott

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Healing Art

As a fourth-year art and design major at Trinity Western University, and exhibition and public activities manager at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, B.C., Diana Hiebert is both exploring her own creative ability and empowering community artists to do the same. She participated in last year’s Sand and Polish: Making Things New exhibition, organized by Artisan Church in the Vancouver Public Library’s Moat gallery, and is currently working toward her graduation exhibition at TWU.

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#InDialogue on “Peace – The Exhibition”

On the peace exhibit at the War Museum: Confessions of a newly converted Mennonite Brethren & A conscientious objector progeny ponders peace

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Leadership development department introduces new name, logo, and initiatives

The leadership development department has changed its name to Resourcing Churches & Developing Leaders (RCDL). The change in department name reflects the action-oriented nature of the department. The…

Life & Faith

Messiah and mental health

Friday, March 2, 2001

I sat with my pen poised over the paper, ready to record every drop of wisdom which was about to flow from the mouth of my professor. I…

The Story of the Great King

Friday, December 1, 2000

Once upon a time there was a Great King who ruled over a vast domain. His power and authority stretched from one of the earth to the other….

Anabaptist church ordinances

Friday, September 8, 2000

The Anabaptists*, like other church reformers in the 16th century, wanted to base their reforms entirely on the Word of God. On the basis of their study of…

Community: Defining a “simple” word

Friday, March 17, 2000

Last fall, I had the privilege of taking a graduate class in theology at our local seminary. The class was comprised of believers from various evangelical traditions. We…

The explosion of horizons

Friday, February 4, 2000

A case study on leadership I was recently asked to give a short devotional on the issue of leadership in the Old Testament. (This was in the context…

A dysfunctional Biblical family

Friday, October 8, 1999

The book of Genesis provides a unique opportunity to see a family system in operation over several generations. The story of Jacob’s family covers Genesis 25: 19–35:29, and…

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