The parable of the ostrich

Monday, April 24, 2017

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.

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We continue his work

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

You hear it occasionally – “I am honoured to share the stage with…”. Sometimes actors and athletes, songwriters and singers, billionaires and bureaucrats are genuinely privileged to work…

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Church transformation survey results 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The responses to the second Church Transformation Survey have been received and the results tallied. In this second year of the survey, 150 churches participated. (At 61 percent…

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Executive Board meetings report

Friday, February 26, 2016

Executive Board Meetings Report The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches hosted the provincial representatives in Abbotsford, B.C., Jan. 28, 2016. This annual gathering…

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A view from the pew

Friday, November 6, 2015

In August 2015, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches executive commissioned 6P Marketing to carry out a research project. The research was comprised of 20 in-depth interviews with MB pastors and provincial conference chairs across Canada as well as an online survey for MB Herald readers nationally.

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CCMBC 2014 stats

Friday, May 1, 2015

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Saskatchewan convention 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

The theme of the 69th annual convention of the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches, Mar. 13–14, 2015, was “Unless a seed…,” drawn from John 12:24.

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Executive board approves mission statement, reduces budget

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches exists “to multiply Christ-centred churches to see Canada transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ.” The CCMBC executive board officially…

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CCMBC restructures financial ministries, presents budget

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Canadian Conference of MB Churches’ (CCMBC) finance committee made several presentations at Gathering 2014 in Vancouver, including a summary of the findings of a recent financial audit…

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The Starbucks effect of church planting

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Over the years, Starbucks Coffee has built their company by doing something many people consider at odds with good business practice: they’ve opened stores across the street…

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Reconciliation and First Peoples in Canada

Thursday, May 1, 2014

For the past several years, I’ve had the honour of developing friendships with First Peoples…

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Being a Christian friend in low income neighbourhoods

Thursday, May 1, 2014

MoveIn, a grassroots movement and ministry partner of the Canadian conference, provides opportunity for people from Christian churches to join teams…

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10 tips for tithing

Thursday, May 1, 2014

We prefer not to talk about money, but Jesus did – quite a lot! He taught that giving is part of discipleship and everything we have is a…

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Online coach helps pastor refocus on discipleship

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Leaders2Learners.ca is an online learning community and social networking site designed by the Resourcing Churches Developing Leaders service team of the Canadian conference.

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Resourcing radical

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The body of Christ is at the centre of what God is up to in the world, his primary tool to accomplish his mission. But mission – or missio Dei – is not merely an activity of the church; it is an attribute of God. Jesus sent the church into the world to “be missionary.”

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