Church growth is a very popular topic. Church death? Not so much.
Many of us, when we look back on our student days, remember certain professors who, through their teaching ability or personal character, left an indelible and formative impression that lasted a lifetime. For me, one of those professors was Dr. Henry Krahn, president of Winnipeg’s Mennonite Brethren Bible College from 1974–82.
With more than 40,000 copies sold to over 400 churches in Canada and the U.S., including 50 Mennonite Brethren churches, the Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN) Close to Home pamphlets about dealing with personal issues and problems are proving their usefulness.
Klassen, 45, and Loewen, 35, are brothers-in-law and co-owners of Newville Candle Company in Niagara Falls, Ont. Wherever they go they leave a trail of people sniffing the air, wondering where that scent of apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, lavender, cappuccino or grassy meadow-or any of the dozens of other fragrances they manufacture-is coming from.
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.