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Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy

Last week during our MBCM staff meeting,I invited our team into a conversation about racism and injustice. My heart was heavy. As a black man, the senseless and inhumane murder of George Floyd shook me to the core, and I was having trouble keeping up with my emotions…

Staff Reflections [June 2020]

Last week during our MBCM staff meeting,I invited our team into a conversation about racism and injustice. My heart was heavy. As a black man, the senseless and inhumane murder of George Floyd shook me to the core, and I was having trouble keeping up with my emotions…

One specific adjusment for churches

I’ve been thinking about one particular change. I know most, if not all, of our churches have worked on this specific adjustment at one point or another. Some have made it a priority. Some churches have had great success, others less. Before I explain this adjustment that I’m alluding to, I’m going to make a few generalized observations.

First anniversary with MBCM

Last month marked my first anniversary with MBCM. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was being introduced by Gerald and Janelle. I recall being excited to start something new and to embrace what I anticipated would be a lot of learning. I also remember being a little nervous about joining such a big community, which in some ways was new for me.

Retirement after 30 years of ministry – Jim Wiseman

“What’s kept me driven is the word of God!” says Jim Wiseman with a remarkable sense of certainty. After three decades of vocational ministry, Jim and his wife Jacquie responded to God’s call to retirement. They passed on the role of leading the inner-city ministry, Walls of Freedom.

Get to know Jason Dyck with 10 questions!

What are you reading right now?I love insight, and I find books to be a great source. Books I am currently reading are: Paul and Gender by Cynthia Westfall for the second time, Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by Richards and O’Brien, and A Preliminary Look at Flourishing Congregations in…

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 ? ) 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’s someone…