Assembly 2021: Steady

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STORIES

WORKSHOPS

Registration is required to participate in a workshop.
Workshops are open to all congregants of MBCM churches.

This season has been one like no other, and as leaders tasked with the soul care of others, the burdens we carry are substantial. This one hour workshop is designed to be a place where your heart and spirit can find both a deeper awareness of the load you are carrying, and provide a space to bring these things to God and to each other through prayer.  All you need is a paper and a pen (though markers and pencil crayons are welcome as well). No artistic experience needed! Krista Heide is a visual artist, workshop facilitator and pastoral teacher who is passionate about the connections between creativity, spiritual formation and trauma informed care. 

In this workshop, Phil Gunther focuses on helping you through the highs and lows of leadership in 2021 under pandemic realities. Come and be encouraged to consider a way forward that is both hopeful and practical. Phil is the Director of Ministry for the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches. He has served as a pastor for 25 years and participated in numerous ministry and community boards. Phil is a graduate of Trinity Western University and Canadian Theological Seminary. 

Chaos, Cosmos, and the Decoy of Conspiracy

From the ancient world to our contemporary one powerful unseen forces seem to exist that shape our reality. These forces may be weather, stars, planets, or comets. Just as easily those invisible webs of control might be seen to be controlled by far away political rulers, religious leaders, a wealthy business elite, or suspect groups of people. Sometimes communities interpret their world through conspiracies regarding elements such as these. Sometimes large impersonal forces are guilty of manipulating people’s realities. Conspiracy thinking then is a complicated subject. As Christians—with our beliefs in revelation, an omnipotent and omniscient God, and a set of prophetic and puzzling scriptures—are we especially vulnerable to conspiracy theories? Did Jesus not call us to watch for the signs of his return? Can Romans 13 and Revelation 13 be reconciled?  In our hour together, Brian Froese will give a brief talk on religion and conspiracy in history, where Christians were caught in its currents, and when the Church has been the target of suspicious thought. We will have small group interaction with some examples and selections of scripture to discuss alongside larger group discussion. 

MBCM REPORTS

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PARTNER & AGENCY REPORTS

Mennonite Central Committee

International Community of Mennonite Brethren

Mennonite Distaster Service

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute

Eden Health Care Services

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Employment Opportunities News

Employment opportunity: Lead Pastor

Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church is looking for a full time Lead pastor who has faith in Jesus, is highly relational, and has strong preaching, teaching and leadership skills to work alongside our pastoral team. We are a rural church of about two hundred. We are located 45 minutes southwest of Winnipeg.

Purpose:
The Lead Pastor provides the overall biblical, spiritual, ministry and administrative leadership to the congregation. The Senior Pastor works with the Leadership Board to provide cultural and organizational leadership to help the congregation achieve its vision, mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilites
Preaching & Teaching – 40%
Leadership – 20%
Admin – 15%
Pastoral Care -10 %
Mission & Outreach – 10%
Church Governance / Board Function – 5%

To view a detailed job description or to apply visit: https://www.ecmbpastorsearch.com/

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Employment Opportunities News

Employment Opportunity: Community Life Pastor @ Westside Community Church

Westside Community Church, a multi-staff congregation in Morden, Manitoba, is seeking a Community Life Pastor to develop small groups, caring ministries and community outreach.

The congregation includes many young families (180 children in our programs, contact with 150 youth) and has the potential to become a regional resource to other congregations. Attendance runs 350-400 in two services each Sunday.

For information about the community, see www.mordenmb.com.
Visit www.wcchurch.ca for information about the church.

To submit an application or get more info about the position, contact office@wcchurch.ca.

Salary is dependent on education and experience.

Deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2019