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Announcing Cam Priebe as new provincial director

With great anticipation, the MBCM board announces Cam Priebe as provincial director beginning in late spring 2019. Cam currently serves as the director of the Outtatown program with Canadian Mennonite University, a role he has held since 2011. Prior to that, he served the newly…

Emerging Intercultural & Indigenous Church Discussion

Twelve leaders who work with emerging Intercultural and Indigenous Churches in Manitoba gathered in Winnipeg on October 4th for a half day of passionate discussion.  Some of the topics addressed were “What are some compelling reasons to make the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (MBCM)…

Assembly 2018 in photos

The Laudamus Auditorium stage, set up and ready for the opening of Assembly 2018. MBCM executive director Elton DaSilva delivers the plenary address: “We are called to be stones, not architects in God’s plan.” Our roaming photographer Tony captures the beauty of Canadian Mennonite University’s…

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?!

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

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…

MBCM 12-month dashboard

A family snapshot of the MB church in Manitoba.

La Salle

La Salle Community Fellowship: helping each other follow Christ through everyday life

“La Salle Community Fellowship participates in just about everything else the town has to offer,” says pastor Kelly Cochrane, who began leading the 20-year-old congregation in 2015, after founding pastor Ray Klassen retired. Located 10 minutes south of Winnipeg, La Salle is a growing town…