WINNIPEG “Good things are happening in the conference,” says Ingrid Reichard, vice chair of the Board of faith and life, affirming “harmonious engagement at BFL and with the [executive] board.”…
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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,…
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.
The Alberta conference held three Regional Council of Church Leaders meetings January 19-21, in Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge. Ewald Unruh, director of the national conference’s Regenerate 21-01, participated in the evenings of information, connection, conversation, and prayer.
At the first of thrice-yearly meetings in Abbotsford, B.C., Jan. 23–24, the Board of Faith and Life (BFL) affirmed creation of a Wikipedia-style resource for church leaders. Daniel Beutler, CCMBC ReSource Shelf coordinator and church health associate, will collaborate with Kindred Productions on the resource, as well as make revisions to Following the Call. The BFL-approved church manual, last revised in 1995, provides guidelines for pastors, church boards, and other leaders.