Contents of the MB Herald June issue 2015
Rachel Twigg Boyce is the 2015 recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s Katie Funk Wiebe research grant. At the AGM held in Fresno, Cal., (June 12–13, 2015), the Commission awarded the grant to Twigg Boyce, currently pastor of House Blend Ministries, an intentional Christian community in Winnipeg that is now seven years old.
Title: California Mennonites
Author: Brian Froese
California Mennonites is an engaging story of both cultural embrace and cultural resistance – Mennonite style. Brian Froese, associate professor of history at CMU, has completely reworked his doctoral dissertation in this book, narrating the Mennonite experience in California from the gold-rush days of the “Forty-Niners” to 1975.
When you follow God’s leading, he often “calls you to things you would never have imagined,” says Michelle Knowles. Members of Waterloo (Ont.) MB Church and Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon, have discovered a broader view on the world and journeyed farther in discipleship by supporting refugee families.
About 10 years ago, The Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa, was healthy and growing, so they decided to start a congregation on a nearby campus. “How hard can this be?” asked pastor Tim Auld and his leadership team.
Title: Lost and Found
Author: Cory Alstad
Lost and Found by Cory Alstad is a melodious journey on themes of hope, love and trust. The album is comprised of songs the experienced worship leader has written over the last years.
Title: A Field Guide for Everyday Mission: 30 days and 101 ways to demonstrate the gospel
Author: Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts Jr.
“Build short fences…” – or, in my case, lend out your hedge trimmer. We’ve all heard that we should view our workplaces, neighbourhoods and families as a mission field, but Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts, Jr., go beyond the “what” to articulate the “how.”