125 students from around the province got to experience Soar Heartland this year. After having a last minute shift to online in 2020 and an online/hybrid experience again in 2021, the Soar team was excited to welcome students back into Winnipeg’s North End for a
There’s value to being part of a specific denominational conference. It provides opportunity for support and accountability between many churches that hold the same beliefs and understanding. We hear stories of churches sharing building space with other denominations or even shared events, but we don’t
Manitoba’s 2022 Assembly was our first in-person Assembly since 2020. It was good to be able to gather together, as well as provide an online zoom experience for those that were unable to attend in person. Friday afternoon began with opportunities for people to experience
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.