“We want to do more,” says Carson Samson, Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches operations and communications director, regarding CCMBC’s resource department, Kindred Productions. Until now, Kindred has been primarily…
The new Sunday school curriculum Shine: Living in God’s Light for fall quarter 2014 is now available from MennoMedia and Brethren Press, the publishing houses of the Church of the Brethren, Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.
In 2010, Mennonite Brethren worldwide mark a century and a half since their beginnings in a small village in what is now Ukraine. To mark these 150 years, Kindred Productions is publishing Leaders Who Shaped Us, biographies of 25 men and women who have deeply influenced as well as reflected what Mennonite Brethren in Canada are today.
When Katie Funk Wiebe stepped off the train to attend Mennonite Brethren Bible College in 1945, it was but the next step in a journey of discovery begun with her childhood in Blaine Lake, Sask. Many more steps would follow, through marriage, being widowed, raising four children alone, and her work as professor and well-known writer and speaker.
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.
Eight people representing five churches attended a resource and information night for children’s ministry workers at the Canadian conference office in Winnipeg, Sept. 30.
The U.S. MB conference met in Hillsboro, Kan., July 26–27 under the theme, “Transition Point: From a proud past to a promising future.” The timing of the convention coincided with the 100-year anniversary of Tabor College, the first MB institution of higher education in the United States.