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Delighting in Scripture: Sola Scriptura at 500 years

Includes a half-day preaching clinic:
The Word Wore Red: Reimagining Preaching for the 21st Century World

500 years after the Reformation and sola Scriptura, how might the church (re)claim the Bible as the centre of its life, so that all its conversation, deliberation, and programs are continually reoriented to its demands and promises?

How does Scripture exercise its authority? How might the Bible become alive and vibrant among us, deepening our spiritual and ethical lives? How might coming to Scripture become a joy rather than a task?

Come, delight and engage in questions like these through presentation, stories, prayer, and worship!

Keynote Speakers

Tim Geddert (Professor of New Testament, Fresno Pacific University)
Meghan Good (Teaching Pastor, Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale, Arizona)
Gerald Gerbrandt (President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Bible, CMU)

Delighting in Scripture: A Festival

A Treasure Old & New: Scripture as it Was, and Can Be Again
Reading Ourselves into Scripture
Scripture, Prayer and Meditation
Scripture and Song
Scripture Unbounded: Participating in the Bible’s Drama
Scripture in Art over the Centuries
Transcribing Scripture in a Scriptorium
Vital Issues in Reading Scripture

For details and registration information, see

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Malcolm Macleod visits Portage Avenue Church

Malcolm Macleod is a visionary leader with a love for people. He has been senior pastor of South West Christian Church in Australia since 1990. During this time the church has grown from 120 to more than 2,500 people. South West has a contemporary, multinational congregation. Through the development of their community services program, children’s services, international community transformation projects, training services and church planting support, Southwest ministers both locally and globally.

Pastor Macleod will be the guest speaker at Portage Avenue Church (1420 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Map) on May 21 at 10am (CST). All are welcome to attend. Contact Portage Ave at 204-774-4414 for more information.


Church Unity Project 3: Group Facilitation Skills

After two very successful equipping events, we are now planning module three of the Church Unity Project, Group Facilitation Skills.

This training event will take place Friday October 3 (7-9pm) and Saturday, October 4, 2014 (9am-4pm) in Winnipeg.

Brian Strom (Director, Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution in Ottawa) will be our trainer. This workshop will focus on biblically based processes and the skills and techniques necessary to lead group meetings in ways that engage people, and increase their commitment to the Church’s ministry and vision. You will learn:

  • How to make your congregational meetings more alive, harmonious and productive;
  • How to achieve greater buy-in for God’s vision for outreach and ministry;
  • Ways of designing exciting and engaging meetings with groups of different sizes;
  • How to help groups in conflict reach consensus

Group Facilitation Skills is open – free of charge – to any MB Church that wishes to participate. We will provide meals, materials and lots of practical training. Online registration is now closed.