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Some 400 children would go hungry in Abbotsford if not for school-based meal programs, estimates food bank director Dave Murray. What happens when there’s no school? “Dad, it’s up to you to do something about it,” said Murray’s adult daughter Sara Epp. And he did.
Conference minister Rob Thiessen wants leaders to innovate – “to do new things.” The light bulb was an innovation, he said to the opening session of the annual convention of the B.C. Conference of MB Churches, May 1–2, 2015, at South Langley Church.
I haven’t always adored apologetics. In Bible college, I attended a debate at the local university between an evangelical creationist and Darwinian evolutionist. The Christian speaker was passionate and an…
This is a tale about how two MB churches became one – on opposite sides of the Fraser River. Northview Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C., and Northside Community Church, Mission, B.C., minister in their respective communities. Northview’s current weekly attendance usually runs around 3,000, while Northside’s was as high as 400, but recently dipped to about 200.
Mike has had a place to live, but now he needs another one. And he needs a friend. “I did serious time in prison, but I have left crime behind me,” he says. He turns 60 in a few months.
I don’t anticipate my children will concoct scientific learning labs in the kitchen to reinforce the Bible passage they’ve read for the day. Nor do I expect that one will stack…
Pastor Robyn Dueck remembers clearly a conversation she overheard years ago at a symposium in California. Sitting in a corner chat area, she overheard a group of people bemoaning the lack of help in most churches for special needs families.
Mission director creates dual-language book for Spanish resource vacuum “Every household in Guatemala has a pila. [A cement or stone water reservoir, with one or more multipurpose wash basins.] Sometimes I…
James 5:17, 1 Kings 18:16–19:18 Elijah was “a man just like us,” according to James 5:17. Yet, when I think of Elijah, I typically think of his daring feats atop…
Some 220 young people from across Canada and the U.S. elected to spend New Year’s Eve at church, repenting of corporate sin. They were responding to a challenge from MB Mission to mark the turn of the calendar in Abbotsford, B.C., by renewing – or perhaps discovering – the call of God on their lives at re:TURN, a conference to inspire 18–35 year olds.
An Abbotsford church’s project to provide more ministry spaces for its own activities has simultaneously satisfied another set of needs, worldwide in scope. This month, MB Mission moves into administrative…
Outside the wallsElsinore MediaWorksLocal outreach is changing. Among Canadian evangelical churches, “local outreach” has often meant helping people to believe in Jesus so they can be saved. Increasingly, local outreach in many of these churches includes ministries of mercy and care for people who are marginalized.
Introducing Ramsy Unruh, Steve Reimer, Yohannes Engida, Terry Sawatsky, Paul Loewen, Vern Heidebrecht, Claude Pratte, Andrea Geiser
Farewell to Leah Hageman-Vermeulen, Victor Kliewer, Nelson Kraybill, Merv Boschman
Introducing Isaak Eitzen, Ingrid Reichard, Jeff Bucknam
Farewell to Victor Kliewer, Mike Reimer, Bill Lothian, Hugo Reimer