Equip: study conference 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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

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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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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…

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Unless a seed…

Monday, June 6, 2016

June 1, 2016, the Bethany board and vision group working committee announced that a discipleship program will begin on the Hepburn campus in fall 2017.

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Peace heralds and gospel-hope bearers

Friday, March 11, 2016

Title: Radical apprentices
Author: Ron Mahler
It’s ironic: Christian faith is “shrinking in areas of the world where it enjoys the most privilege,” asserts Ron Mahler in Radical Apprentices – yet in places where it could result in arrest, maiming, torture or even death, faith in Jesus Christ is increasing. This may be a sobering thought, yet Mahler uses this notion as a springboard for advocating that all Christian believers take bigger and bigger risks in sharing their faith, trusting like the disciples in Acts, that the Lord will provide.

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The heartbeat of the gospel

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The most powerful communication contains three elements: information, inspiration and invitation. All three are necessary to deeply engage the hearts and minds of those with whom we are building relationships.

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A taste of church planting

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nomadic Faith
Author: Paul Dixon
We Christians are quite good at describing what we’re against, but often grow rather silent when asked to describe what we are for. Paul Dixon’s Nomadic Faith doesn’t just take the easy road and decry what is unhealthy with modern attempts at church. Instead, he attempts to reorient the church through immersion into a life of church planting and discipleship actively led by the Holy Spirit.

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