Learning together, sharing gifts, and inspiring one another.

This is almost the half-year anniversary for me in my role with MBCM as provincial director. It has been a privilege to begin journeying with you. This summer, I had the opportunity to connect with Pastor Walter & Kelby from Steinbach MB. Partway through a…

Get to know Cam Priebe with 10 questions!

What are you reading right now?Our supper and study group is going through the Gospel of Luke right now.  I just finished re-reading Faithful Presence by David Fitch. Starting to read The first 90 days, by Michael Watkins (because it is my first 90 days ūüėä ) Also,…

Get to know Amanda with 10 questions!

What are you reading right now?Under the Predictable Plant – Eugene Peterson & Beyond Incarceration:  Safety and True Criminal Justice – Paul Mallea If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?Juggling Anything.  Public Speaking.  Song Writing Who‚Äôs someone…

Get to know Bomba with 10 questions!

What are you reading right now?The way of the warrior – Erwin McmanusLetters to the church – Francis ChanKing Raven Trilogy – Stephen R. Lawhead If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?Singing, playing drums and drawing. Who‚Äôs…

storytelling

Storytelling resources

Before there were marketing agencies and ad campaigns, and long before social media, there was the story. Big ideas, shared experiences and deep¬†convictions are best expressed in story-form. Storytelling is also an effective way to encourage others and celebrate people and accomplishments. Everybody¬†has a story…

Singing for Apprentices?!

‚ÄúWhy are you going to seminary to study worship? All a song leader needs to do is open the hymnal and choose 3 songs.‚ÄĚ My aunt said this to me just before my family and I moved to Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 1994. I was…

Trusting slowness

“There is one fault I must find with the twentieth century, And I‚Äôll put it in a couple of words: Too adventury. What I’d like would be some nice dull monotony If anyone‚Äôs gotony.” I recently stumbled upon these words by Ogden Nash. (My high…

Going behind the scenes at pastors retreat [VIDEO]

Have you ever wondered what MBCM pastors retreat is like?¬†Perhaps you’re on the fence about whether or not you’d like to try¬†it out. Well look no further than the BockFive¬†vlog (that’s short for video blog)¬†for a behind the scenes look.¬†This is how Steve and Karen…

Walls of Freedom van

Photo essay: Walls of Freedom Outreach Centre

Photographer Tony Schellenberg and I visited¬†Walls of Freedom Outreach Centre on March 24, 2017 to meet with¬†pastor Jim Wiseman. The community¬†service plaque signed by Queen Elizabeth that¬†hung behind his desk¬†was the first thing we noticed. It was¬†awarded to Wiseman¬†during his days as a military recreation…

Assembly 2017 photo essay

A gospel for the world Photography by Anthony Mark¬†Photography Drummer Todd DeChateauvert Elenore Doerksen assists at the registration desk. Loralee wears a beautiful and musical¬†jingle dress.¬† La Salle Community Fellowship¬†worship minister¬†Darren Willems makes a new friend. MBCM executive director Elton DaSilva, C2C regional director Ewald…