Spreading hope with Southridge Jam Company

Friday, February 24, 2017

For its 12-year history, Southridge Shelter at Southridge Community Church (St. Catharines, Ont.) has helped people get themselves out of a jam; now the ministry is also getting…

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Rich in good deeds

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Churches are known for generously donating funds to mission projects, but some share an even more precious resource – their volunteers – with another church, camp or school, building God’s Kingdom together through good deeds.

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Caring Canadian inspires others

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Don Neufeld may look the part of an accountant, bespectacled and proper, but forget the stereotypes of stinginess. The member of Lendrum MB Church, Edmonton received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

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Agape Day is lifestyle for KGF

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kelowna Gospel Fellowship knows it’s not the only church to declare February “love month” or dedicate a day each February to demonstrate unconditional agape love. But it continues, through teaching and actions and meticulous organization, to make agape love part of how KGF members live beyond church walls in the community every day.

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Volunteers provide help and hope at U.S. Thanksgiving

Friday, December 14, 2012

A new normal is emerging in Staten Island’s Midland Beach neighbourhood where Mennonite Disaster Service has set up alongside the ministries of Oasis Christian Center, to clean up…

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Keep volunteers (motivated)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A children’s pastor known for her ability to mobilize volunteers says keeping people happy in ministry stems from the commitment of leadership. Speaking to the Canadian Pacific Border…

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Finding joy in cutlery buckets and grungy mop water

Friday, July 1, 2011

A few summers ago at Camp Evergreen, among our many volunteers, three 15-year-old boys served together, as support staff, for a week and a half.

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What did I do?

Friday, April 1, 2011

When Ramsy Unruh was informed that he had been awarded “Citizen of the Year” by the community of Oakville, Man., his first response was, “What for? What did I do?”

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“Hello, it’s your church volunteer recruiter calling”

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Most technological advances are both a blessing and a curse when it comes to harnessing their potential for effective ministry and volunteer management. Take, for example, call display and an experience we had last summer in our church office.

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God’s people at works of service

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Imagine a Sunday morning church service without volunteers: no ushers, praise band, Sunday school teachers or childcare providers; no Scripture readers, or audio visual technicians. Every Sunday, the volunteer efforts of church members make the worship service happen.

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Volunteering in Canada

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Article looks at quotes and statistics regarding volunteering in Canada

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Volunteer Profile: Number cruncher builds houses

Thursday, April 1, 2010

When you think of volunteers at Habitat for Humanity, you likely picture them sporting hardhats and hammers. But longtime Lendrum MB Church member Don Neufeld was honoured by four Alberta agencies for using his accounting skills in service of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton.

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God’s love incarnate in a jail cell

Thursday, January 1, 2009

“Can you help me?” asked the voice over the phone. Usually when I receive such a call my impulse is to hang up, particularly when I’m unable to…

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The Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Serving up traditional prairie Mennonite cuisine and a short program, The Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies hosted 20 people Nov. 13 to thank the nine volunteers who serve the centre.

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MB church cancels church service to do service in community

Friday, August 3, 2001

Members of River East Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg didn’t go to their church service on Sunday, June 10.Instead, they did service around the city during their fourth annual Community Service Day.

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