The gift of God’s calling

Monday, November 21, 2016

Daughters in the House of Jacob: A Memoir of Migration
Dorothy M. Peters with Christine S. Kampen

Cousins Dorothy Peters and Christine Kampen explore the “legacy of faith” and “migration of a vocation across generations and gender” in their family.

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Historical Commission awards 2016 Katie Funk Wiebe research grant

Friday, September 9, 2016

Doug J. Heidebrecht is the 2016 recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s Katie Funk Wiebe research grant. After the annual general meeting held this year in Abbotsford, British Columbia (June 3–4, 2016), the Commission awarded the grant to Doug Heidebrecht for his research project: Sisters Leading Brothers? Mennonite Brethren and Women in Ministry Leadership.

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Modern spiritual journeys in historical book

Friday, June 24, 2016

Daughters in the House of Jacob: A Memoir of Migration Dorothy Peters & Christine Kampen Kindred Productions “How did we get here?” The newest publication of the MB…

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Women of valour in DR Congo

Friday, May 1, 2015

How do they do that? Several women were holding an aluminum pot they had made for sale in the local markets. I thought such things were only available from retail stores, bought from factories. Apparently not.

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Not your mother’s women’s ministry

Friday, March 20, 2015

When Wanda Froese’s husband Terrance became director of ministry for the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches last April, and the couple began meeting with MB leaders across the province, she noticed a common thread: “Women in ministry are lonely. They need a place to connect.”

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Put your shoes on and go

Monday, September 22, 2014

The first paid female pastor in a Canadian MB church never asked for the title. “I didn’t push for it,” says Salome Hiebert, but “if God opens a door for me, I should be willing to walk through. That’s where his promises become so evident to me.”

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How a girl changed my worldview

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It’s a girl?!” I blurted out. Three pairs of eyes peered over their masks and fixed themselves on me. Those were not the right words for the moment.

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Beginning a marriage, beginning a dream

Saturday, August 1, 2009

When Katie Funk Wiebe stepped off the train to attend Mennonite Brethren Bible College in 1945, it was but the next step in a journey of discovery begun with her childhood in Blaine Lake, Sask. Many more steps would follow, through marriage, being widowed, raising four children alone, and her work as professor and well-known writer and speaker.

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Ordination of two women revives discussion

Thursday, May 1, 2008

This spring, Grace Kim and Bev Peters became the first women ever to be ordained for pastoral ministry by the Canadian Mennonite Brethren church, sparking discussions across the…

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Flourishing on common ground

Friday, November 5, 2004

As the discussion about women in ministry leadership continues, the recommendation (1999) that “women be encouraged to minister in the church in every function other than the lead pastorate” is common ground we have staked out as a denomination. Flourishing on this common ground are women, ministering as “gifted, called and affirmed,” across the country. Meet just a few of them: Sharon Johnson, Sylvie Plante, Kathy Francis, Hilda Wiebe, Heidi Gray and Carol Baergen.

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Ordination decision: a sign of changing relationships

Friday, January 16, 2004

It usually happens – when Christians of different cultures meet, theological questions arise. This summer was no exception as Mennonite Brethren from North America met with Mennonite Brethren in…

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