MB Seminary Celebrates First Certificate Recipients

On May 28, 2022, MB Seminary celebrated the first class of students to complete the Ministry Foundations Certificate. This inaugural group participated through the teaching church partnerships established with Willingdon Church (Burnaby, BC) and North Langley Community Church (Langley, BC) during the 2021-22 academic year.  The Certificate is composed of four courses designed to provide a rich foundation for immediate …

Faith That Does Not Forget or Grow Weary

Hebrews 11:1-12:3 Take a moment to think about a life story portrayed in a biography, novel, or movie that has inspired you. What was it about the story that particularly impressed you? Today’s passage contains a series of short vignettes designed to inspire and encourage. It begins with a virtual tour through an Old Testament “Hall of Fame,” but then, …

Jesus “Gets” It

Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Recall a time when you shared a struggle with someone and you found out that he or she struggled with the same thing as you. I recently became a mom for the first time to an amazing little boy. When my husband and I brought our son home from the hospital, it was surreal; this little human was …

2021 Impact Report

MB Seminary’s 2021 Impact Report is available for you to download. The features in this edition include:  Teaching Churches – we are partnering with churches to serve as learning hubs for graduate courses and ministry training. Student Impact Story – April Zehr’s graduate studies have provided her with a sense of ministry calling. “Strong enough words are not able to …

New initiative to better understand non-Western theologies

In 2014 our parent denomination, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, released a jointly-authored statement in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. Much has transpired since then, and much more work needs to be done. Within the public letter were words of regret and repentance and recognition of cultural biases and the need to listen and learn. ...

Power to do the Impossible

One of Jesus’ most startling statements is found in John 14:12: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” How can this possibly be true? If we only had this verse to go on, the …

Paul and Social Media

As I prepared for the closing comments at MB Seminary’s recent Navigate event (What Would Jesus Tweet?), I spent some time reflecting on Paul’s world in the first century. One of Paul’s primary interests was wrestling with how disciples should follow Jesus and be witnesses in the cultures and contexts they found themselves in. I imagined what Paul might say …