In early July, the Canadian conference announced the permanent layoff of four of its stewardship representatives, with the fifth retiring at the end of July. CCMBC recently restructured its financial…
Ashley Mayberry has no regrets about giving up her spring break to sand, prime and paint newly installed drywall in High River, Alta. The University of Manitoba student and 10 others from Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren (FGMB) Church’s college and career group spent one week assisting long-term Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) volunteers with restoring homes damaged by theJune 2013 floods.
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In October 2013, the Canadian MB Conference gathered in Edmonton for a Study Conference on human sexuality. These were days of teaching, dialogue, worship, prayer, reflection, telling and hearing stories,…
MoveIn, a grassroots movement and ministry partner of the Canadian conference, provides opportunity for people from Christian churches to join teams…
Some 220 church planters and their spouses, along with 20 denominational leaders, met in Ottawa, Nov. 4–7, for C2C Network’s annual church planter retreat. With keynote addresses by Jeff Vanderstelt, Bruxy Cavey, and Alan Hirsch, and a prayer walk around Parliament Hill led by International House of Prayer, planters left the event with renewed energy and vision.
At its Jan. 27–28 meeting in Abbotsford, B.C., the executive board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) unanimously approved, in principle, the findings and recommendations of the National Ministry Effectiveness Project. The project – a review of all conference ministries – was commissioned by the board in conjunction with its hiring of executive director Willy Reimer in early 2011.
The board of faith and life (BFL) of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches concluded its first look at a “work in progress,” a task force report proposing measures the BFL can take to work more closely with the conference’s executive board. The report was one of the major items on the agenda at the BFL’s fall meeting in Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 25–26.
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“Building infrastructure for our new Canadian seminary is a lot like laying the foundation for a house – it’s critical, but often invisible, work that takes enormous amounts of time and energy.”