Church celebrates 90th anniversary

Steinbach (Man.) MB Church celebrated their 90th anniversary Jan. 8, 2017. Under the theme “Legacy: Past, Present and Future,” former pastors Bill Lehman and Keith Poysti gave a…

Feb
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How beautiful are the feet

A tale of two slippers over three-and-a-half-decades of ministry A pair of slippers crafted from fine leather, we caught the eye of a Canadian couple visiting relatives in…

Spreading hope with Southridge Jam Company

For its 12-year history, Southridge Shelter at Southridge Community Church (St. Catharines, Ont.) has helped people get themselves out of a jam; now the ministry is also getting…

Two baptisms and a new year

“I want to start 2017 as a baptized Christian.” Biniam Solomon, a recent immigrant from Eritrea to Kitchener, Ont., made this announcement in December. On New Year’s Eve,…

Feb
20

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Can social justice and evangelism be partners?

title: Return to Justice: Six movements that reignited our contemporary evangelical conscience
Authors: Soong-Chan Rah & Gary VanderPol
Preaching or a cup of cold water?

Feb
17

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Bethany 2.0 to launch Thrive

Young adults can struggle with their faith, especially during the first years away from home. Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., – whose last academic class graduated April 2015 –…

Feb
16

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Mission-minded board increases collaboration

The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches met Jan. 26–28, 2017, in Abbotsford, B.C. “We continue to need and pursue a discipleship revolution of…

Feb
13

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Called to God’s justice

title: The Justice Calling
authors: Bethany Hanke Hoang & Kristen Deede Johnson

In The Justice Calling, Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson call us to a better way: a way that participates in God’s vision of justice for the world.

Life & Faith

Friends along the journey

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The “what” and “how” of discipleship “Syllabus week,” can be one of the most overwhelming times for students. Assignments, reading requirements, course outlines: “information overload” describes this first…

Not in vain

Thursday, September 1, 2016

On a rainy day some years ago when I was working as a youth pastor, I drove 30 minutes to a high school in a neighbouring city to meet a student for lunch. I parked out front and waited in the same spot we had met several times before. The lunch bell rang students and started to stream out of the school – everyone, it seemed, except for my appointment.

11 questions to grow disciple-making churches

Thursday, September 1, 2016

MinistryLift’s Strategic Pathway for Discipleship 1 Prayer permeates disciple-making churches. How can we grow a culture of prayer – in which God works deeply in peoples’ lives? 2…

God, Sex, Me & You

Friday, July 1, 2016

  I like preaching about sex and money because I know people are listening. These days, I get the same reaction to both topics: How dare the church…

How to talk to kids about LGBTQ

Friday, July 1, 2016

The “birds and the bees” talk is a thing of the past – or it should be. Now, more than ever, children need honest conversations about sexuality to…

Doing theology as a spiritual practice

Friday, July 1, 2016

Re-engaging ordination Recently, I’ve been hearing Mennonite Brethren use the word “theology” more than they used to. With few Canadian Christians reading the Bible, perhaps some use theological…

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