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Ministry coordinator hired

Meet Audry Goertzen MBCM is pleased to announce the hiring of Audry Goertzen as full-time ministry coordinator. In this role Audry will assist in the development and deployment of ministry resources; provide administrative assistance, and office management. She will also be MBCM’s lead event planner. We’re…

MBCM hires director of church ministries

MBCM is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald Dyck as director of church ministries, effective October 1, 2016. Gerald has been with Westside Community Church in Morden, Manitoba for 17 years. Originally serving as youth pastor and later community life pastor. He spent five…

Keith Poysti

End of an era

It is with regret that we announce the formal resignation of Conference Pastor Keith Poysti, effective December 31, 2016. We wish to acknowledge his dedication to and hard work for MBCM (spanning more than 10 years!). More importantly however, we wish to recognize the many…

Focused Ministry

An introduction to 5C Focused Ministry

What is 5C Focused Ministry? 5C Focused Ministry is a spiritual discernment process to help churches rediscover their mission. Our facilitated process helps you discover God’s will for their ministry and develop a strategy for moving forward. 5C Focused Ministry presents concepts aimed at helping…

Assembly 2016

Transformed, awakened, empowered

Delegates from congregations across Manitoba gathered at Westwood Community Church, Winnipeg, Mar. 4–5, for the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba’s (MBCM) Assembly 2016, under the theme, “The Church and its Mission.” Plenary sessions, workshops and stories about the ministry happening across Manitoba challenged delegates to…

Connecting Points

Connecting Points: Scripture and Indigenous Spirituality

Register online or, register by emailing David Thiessen. Canada needs to move from apology to action in order for reconciliation to succeed, according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. What does this mean for the churches of Manitoba? Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba, MB Mission, and…

ECRR

Seeking the Spirit in St. Boniface

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV) Église Communautaire de la Rivière Rouge (ECRR) was launched in 2000. Founding pastoral couple Sonia Blanchette and Mario Buscio…

Meet MBMission’s David Thiessen

I recently sat down with MBMission Central Canada’s office apprentice David Thiessen to discuss how attentive prayer has been used to encourage and train students and action teams. David also explains how a recent course on indigenous studies has influenced his work at MBMission.

The MBCM Core Service Model

MBCM has been working hard at developing and implementing a system that clearly identifies our deliverables. Our core services model (see Fig. 1) is how we frame the programs, resources and services that we provide to our churches. By setting parameters, we can focus on…

Stained Glass Windows

Revealing the gospel in colour

Congregation fills 100 panes with stained glass WINNIPEG—As fire transforms sand into glass, so God’s power transforms people into his beautiful reflections. For a group of 20 from River East Mennonite Brethren Church, this truth became tangible as they spent almost two years turning 100…