The Cannabis Question

Many questions have been raised since the Cannabis Act came into effect on October 17, 2018. Various resources have been developed within our family of MB Churches to provide guidance to those asking questions and looking for direction. Articles Waking to Legalization: A Brief Theology of Dope – Rod Schellenberg (Hepburn MB Church) Substance Use and Addiction: What Can the Church …

Ten Principles for Discerning God’s Will Together

Whether it’s with a ministry team at church or with our own family, we regularly find ourselves trying to discern God’s will with others. In this blog, I will outline ten principles for helping us find God’s way together. 1. Encourage spiritual growth It’s important that we recognize that what people bring into a decision-making forum will influence the quality …

All Will Be Well – Hope in the Era of COVID-19

A life without hope is a life doomed. As 1 Thessalonians 4:13 tells us: “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.” Pollyanna Hope Mankind is looking for hope wherever it can be found. Some, following …

MB Seminary Board Announcement

April 23, 2020 MB Churches of Canada, Since 1955, the Mennonite Brethren churches in North America have invested in a denominational Seminary for the training and formation of our leaders. For most of those years the Seminary was in Fresno; in the past decade in Canada at ACTS and CMU. Presently, the Seminary trains more than 100 MB students in …

Missional Training in Malawi

Doug Heidebrecht, Director of Global Training at MB Seminary, began teaching the Missional Leadership Training (MLT) program in Malawi in the fall of 2018 (Doug is pictured on the left with William, a translator). In Dzaleka Camp, the Mennonite Brethren Church of Malawi (MBCM) works closely with three other churches, forming an ecumenical network that supports working together to share …

Connect – Winter 2020

MB Seminary’s Winter 2020 newsletter is available for you to download. The features in this edition include:  A Message from Mark Wessner – MB Seminary’s President provides a summary of the 2019 year and looks ahead to 2020. A Missional Training Program – an overview of a new global curriculum that’s being used to train church leaders in several countries. …

MB Seminary Releases “In His Footsteps”

Following Jesus requires more than intention—it demands direction. And it’s typically easier to stay the course when you have others travelling beside you and everyone can see the intended destination. Choosing to journey together is one reason why MB Seminary has developed another devotional book for the upcoming season of Lent. In His Footsteps is a collection of readings from …