ETEM-IBVIE was busy this summer preparing for a school year with three times the number of students as three years ago, and celebrating a city decision that allows greater flexibility in the use of the large multi-suite building on Mount Royal.
In spite of the overcast skies, the mood was celebratory in Montreal as ETEM-IBVIE held its first graduation ceremony in four years on Nov. 4. During a period of what has proven to be successful rebuilding and restructuring, 17 students completed a variety of degrees and certificates…
To Montreal church planters David and Franca Manafo, church isn’t about “come and see.” It’s about “go and live” – living in the community as a “tangible presence” of Christ. The conviction is based on Peter’s challenge (1 Peter 2:5) to live in your culture and become moving, living stones in Christ’s kingdom.
Gathering 2008 helped leaders reflect on how the church can relate to its surrounding culture. In Quebec’s postmodern, secular context, it’s agonizing for a young pastor like me to know how to invite people to talk about God in a relevant way.