Who is missing?

Monday, October 30, 2017

In my first year of pastoring, after I spoke at an event, a young woman approached me. She asked me how I had become a pastor. Through our…

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CBC mentors

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

“I wanted a friend, someone outside CBC who would understand my life inside CBC,” says Zlata Zolotarova, an international student from Ukraine at Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C….

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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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I’m sticking to church

Monday, July 1, 2013

For a long time, I just couldn’t believe it. I was 20 years old, an aspiring English major with few goals and fewer skills, living in my parent’s basement…

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Artesian springs of God’s love

Friday, March 1, 2013

 Why we need to be mentors “To start at the beginning makes as little sense as starting at the end. And so I begin somewhere in the middle,…

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Lone rangers need not apply

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I’m often asked, “Why are you a pastor?” Or, “What’s it like being a young(er) pastor?” Or I simply get intrigued looks when strangers discover my profession. These reactions reveal stereotypes about pastors and church leaders that many people hold, as those people assume they know who I should be or how I should act.

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Mentoring as a way of life

Friday, January 7, 2005

Our church has had a mentoring program for a number of years now. When the young people reach a certain age they are paired up, if they wish,…

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