I remember as a child having my father use his very limited vacation days to be a delegate to one of the summer conventions held somewhere in our big country. It seemed like nothing could stop this rich tradition of regular in-person gatherings as a larger MB family.
Kristal Toews grew up immersed in the Mennonite Brethren theological and cultural heritage. Three of her grandparents came from Mennonite colonies in Russia, and emigrated from there in the 1920s. Most of these grandparents became leaders in MB institutions.
Mark Baker (PhD., Duke University) is J.B. Toews Professor of Mission and Theology at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in Fresno, California and the author of Freedom from Religiosity and Judgmentalism: Studies in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (the tenth instalment in the Luminaire Studies Biblical Commentary series).
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“Everyone on our team would agree that it was a very good week and felt good about contributing to the rebuilding of this hard-hit community”
Sandi Reutlinger is the senior pastor at River of Life Community Church in Blind Bay, BC. She has served in ministry there for over 16 years. She also serves on the Executive Committee for the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
The intent of my writing on the precious nature of hymns is to share their impact on my discipleship and encourage you as disciples to consider supplementing your own devotional time with hymns. A part of my spiritual respite with the Father includes singing or reading a hymn. It is a discipline worthy of any follower of Jesus.
In the words of Brad Sumner, there are three things that hold us together as Mennonite Brethren, ‘shared convictions, shared relationships, and shared activities.’ Our shared relationships and activities come from a variety of places including events such as National Assembly, PCO, and EQUIP. Our shared convictions on the other hand, directly point to our MB Confession of Faith.
Normally when we think of rest, we think of physical rest. Or we think of zoning out in front of Netflix with a yummy snack. But what if the rest we seek is not the rest we need? Finding appropriate rest will help you implement sustainable practices for greater resilience. Today we’ll explore two types of rest.