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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…

2016 Pastor and spouse retreat in review

I was apprehensive about attending this year’s pastors and spouses retreat. My official first day of on-staff pastoral ministry at Crossroads MB church wasn’t until June 1, 2016 – after the retreat. As someone new to professional ministry, I was concerned that I would not be…

Canadian MB churches welcome refugees

In May 2016, CCMBC distributed a questionnaire to Canadian MB churches. Out of the responses received it can be known that: 43 MB churches either have already welcomed refugee families or are expecting the arrival a family soon (17%). Another 15 have begun the process of…

Happy campers

Prayer focus: Simonhouse Bible Camp

“We see campers – many of whom have no church or Christian family influence – seeking after God,” says Simonhouse Bible Camp director Darrell Janzen. “Children, youth and families are hungry for the good news and desperately in need of hope.” Simonhouse has a reputation…

Photo Essay: A powerful presence in Pimicikamak

Pimicikamak (pim ih chik uh mak) [Cree]: [the place] where a lake lies across the river, the land surrounding that place, the people that has inhabited that land since time immemorial, the nation comprised of that people inhabiting that land (adj. of or about that…

July Praise & Prayer Guide

Each month MBCM produces a Praise & Prayer Guide highlighting 2 Manitoba MB churches or programs. The following is an example: The July guide featuring Elm Creek and Crossroads MB Church. Click here to subscribe to the monthly mailing and receive your praise & prayer guide as PDF. Elm Creek…

The Psalms, and Praying Hatred

Growing up, my Christian teachers said that I could—and should—talk to God conversationally, just as if I was talking to a friend. (Although my Dad also cautioned me against speaking to God too casually, because God is more than a buddy) All this good advice was unsurprising, since I…