Chopping Wood with Purpose
Winnipeg’s North end, where Steven J. Klassen works as a pastor, has a variety of ethnicities and cultures that make the community vibrant. The community has much to offer but lacks enough opportunity for people to work and contribute. “The amount of cultural diversity in
Connecting in the Mess
“We hit the water and we canoed,” Shannon Wiebe recounts warmly. “It was probably one of my absolute favourite things in eight years of full-time ministry that I’ve done.” Wiebe is the youth pastor at Boissevain MB Church and has been exploring new ways of
Richmond Park is planting seeds in the hearts of these kids and their hope and prayer is that these seeds sprout and grow as the children keep coming and hearing stories about Jesus, making the connections and knowing that the church is a safe place.
4 Stories of God at Work in Steinbach MB Church
We sat down in the zoom room with Walter Fast, Steinbach MB Church’s lead pastor to ask him how he has seen God at work over the last year. Here is what we heard…
Jesus is Lord. Repeat.
That’s been my encouragement to all Christ followers through this pandemic – John 17 “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” This sense of our unity is meant to be the thing that causes an unbelieving world to know Jesus.
God With Us
There was something about being together, warm drink in hand, bundled up and having a great conversation. It was a means to be present with each other, which is actually what I love about Christmas.
I’m so spoiled
November 14 marks the end of my almost 3-year employment with MBCM as I choose to make a transition to full-time Pastoral Ministry. In 2019, I took a step in my journey of obedience and helped with a non-denominational Manitoba church plant: New City Church. For the last couple of years, I’ve been serving with the church part-time, and the time has come for me to make a more significant commitment and make my responsibilities there a primary focus.
MB Graduate Studies: Stefan Klassen
One of the benefits of working part-time in ministry while also doing part-time studies was working through real-life situations and applying what I was learning in real-time. Rather than situations being something abstract or hypothetical, I had names for the people in the situation.
Selkirk Community Church – Oct 2021
We’ve seen God at work in the increased level of engagement with new folks. Whether that’s in-person services or people saying they’ve been tracking with us online and looking forward to meeting us in-person. Many folks drive by the new building and are curious about it. There’s a ton of new people accessing the space in our new building because we’ve got a gymnasium that’s open for groups to use/rent.
MBCM Town Hall for a Constitution Review
We are hosting a Town Hall Meeting October 27 at 7 pm online to introduce and discuss the review teams recommended changes to the MBCM Constitution.
MB Graduate Studies: Andrew Dyck
You know, this is my third career. I was a physiotherapist and then a pastor, and now a professor. I realized some years ago that it didn’t matter what work I was doing; I always shifted towards the education side of things.
The Mind and Attitude of Jesus
Lately, I’ve been focused on John 13 and finding encouragement and hope in the way Jesus loves his disciples. First, even in the midst of a chaotic feeling of knowing that death and suffering are imminent, he chooses to sit and have dinner with those he loves, even those who he knows will betray him. He then decides to serve them by washing their feet.
Fourth Avenue Church
During this COVID reality, we have experienced differences in opinions and perspectives around the pandemic, but overall, people have been respectful. We continue to find ways to engage in relevant conversations. In our adult Bible School, we are unpacking the book of Revelation with an approach of “let’s be ready” but not getting consumed by all the conspiracy theories.
Elmwood MB Church
Revitalize – that probably articulates best what we have been trying to do at Elmwood. Though the theme of ‘Revitalize’ was present to Elmwood before the pandemic hit in early 2020, it still continues through to today. Elmwood MB Church is over 100 years old, but one is never too old to hear the gospel.
We need pastors. Pastors are our teachers, our leaders, the ones who carry our burdens in ways that others can’t or won’t. They won’t reject us in our most revealing moments. They are endlessly hopeful, to the point that we tend to believe it must be the Holy Spirit, ‘cause ‘ain’t no one that optimistic in real life! They guide us to Jesus and inspire confidence that God is trustworthy and holy, worthy of all honor and glory.