Canadian Mennonite University graduation 2017

WINNIPEG Canadian Mennonite University recognized the accomplishments of the Class of 2017 during graduation weekend, held Apr. 21–Apr. 23, 2017, a time filled with reflection, laughter and tears….

Small steps in our stories reveal God

In the family of God, we never stop growing. The Board of Faith and Life invites MB churches to delve deeper into discipleship together at EQUIP Study Conference 2017….

The missionary is “in”

A deep relationship is mutually beneficial for the church and the cross-cultural workers they support – something Steinbach (Man.) MB Church lead pastor Walter Fast understands personally, having taught and pastored in Germany for 19 years.

How to encourage global service workers

Here are some ideas from MB Mission’s regional mobilizers on how churches can encourage their global workers. Support existing friendships. Fostering genuine friendships takes time and presence, and should not…

Columbia Bible College graduation 2017

Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., matriculated 120 students at commencement ceremonies Apr. 22, 2017, at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly with singing lead by the CBC travelling ministry team, spoken word poetry by worship arts graduate Rebecca Laurenti, speeches and awards.

Prison ministry opens doors

John E. Wiens encourages fellow volunteers at M2/W2’s Hidden Treasures thrift store, Chilliwack, B.C.. Through M2/W2, John E. Wiens has mentored inmates since 2008. But like the prison…




The parable of the ostrich

Have you ever seen an ostrich? Though awkward and gangly, these birds have a unique way of operating under attack. When threatened, the ostrich attempts to hide itself by lying flat on the ground and sticking its head into the sand. If this technique doesn’t work, it tries to run away. If cornered, the ostrich goes on the offensive with a kick of its powerful legs.

Michael J. Sharp’s journey toward peace in DR Congo

Four months after Michael J. Sharp moved to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2012, he joined a small delegation that for six hours climbed a mountain in South Kivu Province to meet a leader of a major armed group.

Life & Faith

Life together at CMU

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Church faculty reflect on life together at Canadian Mennonite University: “A community of people working together at a common project”

(Trans)formational development

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I haven’t always liked the word transformation. I know it’s an important word. I know it’s a Christian word – one that points to the kind of change that…

Mountaintop experiences or steep, rocky paths?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t. Everyone wants…

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…

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