“It’s never been just about the house,” says Rachel Twigg Boyce, founder and executive director of House Blend Ministries. Seeking sustainability for another 10 years of fostering compassionate community, ever-evolving ministry is selling the ministry house on its 10th anniversary.
Rachel Twigg Boyce
Rachel Twigg Boyce is the 2015 recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s Katie Funk Wiebe research grant. At the AGM held in Fresno, Cal., (June 12–13, 2015), the Commission awarded the grant to Twigg Boyce, currently pastor of House Blend Ministries, an intentional Christian community in Winnipeg that is now seven years old.
Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal by: April Yamasaki
April Yamasaki’s book invites the reader to ask a series of important questions: What would it take to feel renewed every day? What if we could take time out every day to be refreshed by God?
Quick to listen. Slow to speak. Slow to get angry. What would our relationships look like if we obeyed this teaching? What would the world look like if Christians obeyed this teaching? Behaving this way doesn’t come naturally to me. Rather, it’s something I need to practice with intentionality.
Sunday, Sabbath, and the Weekend: Managing Time in a Global CultureEditors: Edward O’Flaherty and Rodney L. Petersen, with Timothy A. NortonSunday, Sabbath, and the Weekend is a collection of essays that covers a wide range of issues related to Sabbath keeping. Rather than a general treatise on how individuals can keep a personal Sabbath, this book looks at the impact of Sabbath keeping on community and communities – from the local church to the whole world.
A new ministry in downtown Winnipeg is unfolding at an exciting pace. Rachel Twigg-Boyce, House Blend’s pastor and leader, is convinced that progress would be much slower but for the prayer – prayer that started four years ago among those with a vision for reaching the inner city with Christ’s love.
Steven Bouma-Prediger and Brian J. Walsh
Home is more than a roof with four walls
People who pick up Beyond Homelessness expecting to learn what it means to live on the street may be surprised that the book has as much to say about their own life as it does about the lives of street people…