Building Healthy Connections

by Garry Janzen, MCBC Executive Director Going around to MCBC congregations, hearing stories, building healthy connections and encouraging the people is a lot of fun. To hear the missional hearts of congregations and their leaders, as well as hearing their questions...

Out of the Mouths of Babes: A Devotional Reflection

by Eryn Austin-Bergen   “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” Jeremiah 1:5 “Sing song!” my 20 month old daughter, Eliana, declares. “You want to sing a song?” I clarify. “Ye-ah,” her lilting, two syllable response...

Considering Our Heritage

(Image caption: Woodcut image of the Peasant’s Revolt. A number of early Anabaptist leaders were involved in such uprisings.) by Greg Thiessen This semester I have the privilege of teaching Anabaptist History and Thought at Columbia Bible College.  As I have been...

Childcare Programmers + Assistants Needed At Pastor/Spouse Retreat

Would you like to bless the pastors of Mennonite Church BC with a weekend retreat? MCBC is looking for individuals who would be willing and able to look after the children’s program for our Pastor/Spouse Retreat.  We need 3 people who can spearhead the weekend with...

Cultivating Thankfulness

by Aften Thiessen Over the last season of my life, I have had the privilege to preach in a number of churches. The prayers of Paul have always been an inspiration (and challenge) to me, and so they have been the basis of a number of my sermons. Paul’s prayer for the...

Thriving Congregations

by Betty Pries (foreword by Garry Janzen) As MCBC congregations, these 10 Characteristics of Thriving Congregations are worthy of our consideration. These have been put together by Betty Pries.  May God be with us as we seek to thrive as beacons of the love of Jesus...

Update on Brander Mcdonald: MCBC Indigenous Relations Coordinator

As has been reported to our congregations Brander McDonald, MCBC’s Indigenous Relations Coordinator (IRC) has had serious health issues since early July 2016 and has been unable to work since that time. His health has been getting increasingly better and his doctor...

Squeah is Calling

There’s Room for You at Squeah! With the weather suddenly turning from wet and cold to hot and dry, it’s a sure sign that summer is on its way, and we are almost ready to welcome a new season of staff and campers – and there’s room for you! A summer of service If you...

Meet Mary Barg: New MCBC Leadership Board – Secretary

Mary has been attending Eden Mennonite Church since she married Duane in 1995. She has been involved in various ways at church, and over the years her awareness of the importance of the work MCBC does has been growing. Mary says, “There has been a shift in my...

Kelowna First Mennonite Church Turns 70

Kelowna First Mennonite Church (KFMC) will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on Saturday, July 8, 2017. KFMC is located at: 1305 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3E7. For more information contact Helen Wieler at: lhwieler@shaw.ca

Unpacking MCBC’s Future Direction

by Garry Janzen, MCBC Executive Minister My thoughts for this article are reflective of my talk at the MCBC Annual Gathering and of the Future Directions presentation made by Keith Regehr. The picture of the aspen grove is intriguing, where we are bound together as...

Worshipping in the Work Place

by Matthew Kwok When we think of work, we often think of the dread of waking up on Monday morning, the commute to the office or worksite, or maybe the familiar desk at home where we make our day’s wages. Work is often seen as the evil necessity of life in which we do...

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