The BBC used to produce a weekly situation comedy called Waiting for God. It wasn’t about faith or theology; it was about retirement home residents awaiting the end of their…
An annotated bibliography Renowned Mennonite Brethren author Katie Funk Wiebe wrote six chapters and acted as editor of a notable compendium, Life after Fifty: A Positive Look at Aging in…
North Langley Community Church members have voted “yes” on a multi-million dollar expansion plan with emphasis on ministry, renovation and refreshment rather than campus expansion.
For the second year in a row, enrollment for first-year courses has remained steady at Columbia Bible College, checking a previous pattern of decline at the Abbotsford, B.C., institution.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) B.C. annual relief sale at the Abbotsford Tradex Sept. 18–19, 2015, raised more than $685,000 to support uprooted and vulnerable people in countries like Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. Funds come from the combined totals of sale items, food concessions, auction, donations and cyclathon.
Members of Chilliwack’s Main Street Church know what it means to give. At press time, not only have they pledged or given $630,000 toward a million-dollar expansion to the church building in downtown Chilliwack, they also contributed “over the top” to provide playground equipment for two elementary schools in their neighbourhood.
Some 400 children would go hungry in Abbotsford if not for school-based meal programs, estimates food bank director Dave Murray. What happens when there’s no school? “Dad, it’s up to you to do something about it,” said Murray’s adult daughter Sara Epp. And he did.
Reports to the 2015 BCMB convention reflected the “innovate” theme of the meeting, milestones and many activities.
BC’s pastors have been urged to see same sex attracted persons as individuals, worthy of individual respect, not condemnation. A well attended B.C. “Pastors’ Equipping Session” heard a variety of…
Conference minister Rob Thiessen wants leaders to innovate – “to do new things.” The light bulb was an innovation, he said to the opening session of the annual convention of the B.C. Conference of MB Churches, May 1–2, 2015, at South Langley Church.
An Abbotsford, B.C., church has expanded its ministry to the Fraser Valley’s Hispanic community. With the addition of a Mexico-born pastor/evangelist to its staff, King Road is partnering to bring…
Bakerview MB Church, daughtered by nearby Clearbrook MB, celebrated a special anniversary Apr. 10–12, 2015, after a half-century of innovative ministry and growth.
Jenny Shantz plunged into youth work, acquiring relevant education and experience before founding Inner Hope Youth Ministries in Vancouver’s inner city in 2007. Today, the ministry provides housing to youth in need, as well as life skills training, practical support and discipleship.
Bakerview MB Church in Abbotsford, B.C., was once just a vision – an urgent sense shared by the members of Clearbrook MB Church in the same district. The story was recounted during Bakerview’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
The Canadian Conference’s L2L ministry has concluded its first national round of training in personal coaching. It’s part of the L2L mandate to develop and resource MB leaders and church members.