Over the past few months, our communications team has worked diligently at updating the design and content of MB Herald. Our goal is to be a platform that shares our collective stories and inspires the mission of the Mennonite Brethren. As we continue the redevelopment of MB Herald, we hope to communicate well with our churches in effective and relevant ways.
You have an important role to play in this family magazine. In this new era of collaboration among Mennonite Brethren, I hope your church will be a champion for this important family communication channel.
There are several ways you can do this:
Tell your congregation about this resource for ministry and community building by referring to articles in your sermons and teachings. Give your paper copy to a friend. Post articles on your social media feeds.
Thank you for your continued support.
National Director Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Participate in the MB family through the pages of the MB Herald:
- converse with members across Canada through articles, stories, and letters;
- engage with messages from conference leaders and news from the boards;
- explore our theology and history;
- observe life changes through transition announcements, obituaries, etc.
Every quarter, we incur production costs including (but not limited to)
- printing 4,000 copies quarterly
- mail merging and insert processing
- postage and courier charges
- author fees for writing and translation
- artist fees for photographs and illustrations
Non production costs: salaries, travel, and administration.
We recently moved and one of the first things we did was change our address for the MB Herald. After I picked up my latest Herald, I got to read it while my daughter and I were waiting in the long line at the car wash.
member of Neighbourhood Church Nanaimo, B.C.
January 19, 1962
MB Herald begins with Rudy Wiebe as editor; published every Friday by Christian Press.
George Derksen and Peter Klassen serve as interim editors.
Harold Jantz becomes editor; he serves until 1985.
John Wiens designs “a modestly revised format”; “weekly” publication schedule (37-50) changes to 24-26 issues per year.
A summer intern begins a French-language insert that becomes independent magazine Le Lien.
Board of publications ceases to exist; (MBH moves under Board of Faith and Life until 1994, to Board of Communications until 2002); Ron Geddert becomes senior editor.
Biannual evangelistic insert “Encounter” begins.
Publication schedule changes to 17 issues per year; “Encounter” ends; Jim Coggins leaves.
Laura Kalmar becomes editor.
Monthly issue redesigned to full colour.
Karla Braun becomes associate editor. Moved to managing editor in 2018.
Executives reverse decision to close magazine after reader outcry; publication schedule changes to bimonthly.
Publication schedule changes to quarterly.