Equip: study conference 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

EQUIP: study conference 2017 Transforming discipleship equipstudyconference.mennonitebrethren.ca

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The Polarity of Discipleship

Friday, September 1, 2017

For a magnet to function properly, it needs polarity between north and south poles. If one of the poles is removed, a magnet will not function as intended….

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“Jesus and” or “Jesus only”?

Friday, September 1, 2017

I stopped reading the Bible. Seriously, I did. Actually, I stopped reading everything due to my sixth concussion. After a few weeks, when I tentatively picked up the…

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Disciple formation

Friday, September 1, 2017

Go and make disciples…! (Matthew 28:19) Among evangelicals, this is probably one of the most quoted verses. Recorded as Jesus’ parting words to his disciples, this instruction must…

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The gospel calls us to be unsettled

Friday, August 25, 2017

Restoration, reconciliation and adult Sunday school Living in Canada in 2017, we have much to be grateful for. We are spared from armed conflicts, famines and so much…

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Commentary and Pastoral Application translated into Chinese

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“Our unity as a denominational family is to be based not on ethnicity, but on our shared faith in Jesus Christ,” says Andrew Dyck, member of the Board…

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A call to risky followership

Monday, May 29, 2017

Title: In the Way of Jesus
Author: Paul D. Kroeker

This book is an honest evaluation of the health of the church in North America and a call to true discipleship. It challenges the reader to a life of faithfully and radically following Jesus as upside-down Kingdom people.

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Small steps in our stories reveal God

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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….

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At 80, Columbia is still pursuing the mission

Friday, December 16, 2016

“When we realized that this year marked 80 years since our beginnings, we decided to use this ‘birthday’ as an opportunity to ensure that we are still, by God’s grace, ‘pursuing the mission,’” said president Bryan Born at Columbia Bible College’s annual fundraising dinner, Oct. 21, 2016.

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(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…

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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…

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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…

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Making disciples? Or consumers?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Does your church make disciples or religious consumers? Wrestling with this unsettling question gave rise to Renovation of the Church (2011): in this book, Kent Carlson and Mike…

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On the sea, in a home, along the path

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Discipleship is a buzzword in our church culture. We see what Jesus did for Matthew the tax collector, or what Paul did for Timothy, and we know that…

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Mentoring deepens faith, turns strangers into friends

Monday, August 22, 2016

“Women spend so much of themselves on behalf of others; it is very appealing to have someone else invest solely in them,” says Katie Thiessen, women’s mentorship ministry…

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