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Equipping No. 96 May 2009
a resource packet for equipping Mennonite Church Canada pastors and leaders

   

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Miriam Tshimanga is responsible for this issue of Equipping.
   

Radical Journey is a new program offered through MC Canada in cooperation with MC USA for young adults who are interested in learning and serving the church in an international setting (see www.mennonitechurch.ca/serve/rji.htm). This is a powerful opportunity to experience the global church and to help with the mission of the church. And that mission is not a one way service is shown by Janet Plenert in her article “Let go and let God”.

If you have questions or comments, please call 1-866-888-6785 (or locally, 888-6781) or email me at . Enjoy!
- Miriam Tshimanga, Equipping Coordinator

PS: Please help ensure that these resources reach the right people. Thank you!

Mennonite Church Canada

Christian Witness

Christian Formation

  • Resource Update May 2009 (for worship planners, teachers, pastors, education committees, librarian, etc.)
    • Request for Electronic Resources: Younger ministers, especially at this time of year, are requesting “pre-marital counseling” ideas. What resources might you have to share? Please submit your original resources electronically to resources@mennonitechurch.ca. For further information about this “resource-pooling” within MC Canada, please see www.mennonitechurch.ca/tiny/992.
    • On line Children’s Stories (based on lectionary readings): electronic only (for worship planners, teachers, pastors, education committee, librarian etc.)
    • German Sermon collection, by Titus Guenther: “Als neue Menschheit Gottes leben” (“Living as God’s New Humanity”), booklet (for German-speaking members)
    • Company of 1000 provides loans to support the training of pastors of the congregations of Mennonite Church Canada. Applications for the 2009-2010 school year are due on May 15. (for pastors and prospective pastors)
  • The Parish Paper (for worship planners, teachers, pastors, education committee, librarian etc.) *
    • Jan. 2009: “How to Identify Our Church’s Unstated Assumptions”
    • Feb. 2009: “Should Our Congregation Offer More Choices?”
    • Mar. 2009: “Going into all the World: Church Website Basics”
    • Apr. 2009: “What Do People Want in Their Pastors?”
    • May 2009: “Permanent Endowment Funk: Blessing and Temptation”
    • June 2009: “One Congregation: Many Locations”
  • Special Sunday Worship Resources (for worship planners, teachers, pastors, education committees, librarian, etc.)
  • Pentecost Worship Resources (Pentecost Sunday, May 31)

Extending our faith . . .

  • Faith and Life Resources (for worship planners, teachers, pastors, education committees, etc.) *
    • Summer 2009 Materials Order Form
    • Mennonite Worship Bulletins 2009-2010 – Order Form
    • Gather Round; Transforming lives - Information
  • Canadian Mennonite University (for bulletin board, leaders) - Vision: Preaching *

*hard copy only

 

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