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Ministry partner update: ICOMB – January 2020

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Opening our arms and hearts to migrants

Mass migration is a concern for many countries today: it is part of both the history and the present of Anabaptist-Mennonites. We have been both those who are migrating and those who are welcoming neighbours to a new home. At Justice on the Journey... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – December 2019

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Aanvang door een responsoriale litanie

Voorganger: Alleen God is ons heil en eer. Hij is onze schuilplaats, en onze zekere Rots. Gemeente: Wij wachten stil op God, want in hem is onze hoop, onze Rots en ons Heil. Voorganger: O mijn volk, vertrouw op God te allen tijde. Stort uw hart bij... more/más/suite

A requirement to love and be obedient

Those of us who have seen migration up close know that is an issue that concerns the people of God. Those who migrate – leaving their security and comfort behind – expose themselves to adversity and an uncertain future. Some who migrate do so... more/más/suite

“One another’s keepers”

“ Isisu somhambi asinganani, singangophondo lwempunzi. Literally: the stomach of a traveller is as tiny as the horn of a buck.” Volunteer MWC Regional Representative for Southern Africa Barbara Nkala learned generosity from childhood. Her mother “... more/más/suite

Everything is under the authority of Christ

Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists today Renewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events organized by Mennonite World Conference’s Faith and Life Commission to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series... more/más/suite

Children dream in peace

Since beginning in Europe, the Anabaptist movement has had a migrant identity. The theological foundations that gave it life intersect with today’s migrant reality, presenting challenges for the missional, pastoral and social justice work of our... more/más/suite

Will we take up the call?

As a Canadian, I’m generally pleased to identify with my country. I’m also aware that my family lines moved to this country from Ukraine 100–150 years ago. However, they weren’t Ukrainian – they moved from Prussia, and before that from the... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – November 2019

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Fireweed

This poem of hope was written originally for Easter Sunday 2019. It signifies hope in Jesus as reflected in Creation. Up from the ash, where once fire raged leaving scorched black earth, rise magenta-topped stems, lithe and delicate, bowing in the... more/más/suite

Sharing what we need, not what we deserve

“They deserve their suffering”, a person said about migrants arriving in the country during a local church meeting in Colombia. The person continued: “These people bring it upon themselves, fleeing from the policies of their government that they... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – October 2019

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Lordship in life

“Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it,” (1 Peter 3:15, NLT). The June protests in Hong Kong against the proposed extradition law brought much attention in... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – September 2019

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Unity for the glory of God

"Unity is not being in unison, but, with all the differences we have, it’s to come with one purpose – for the glory of God,” says Dawit Getachew Abraham, a band leader and musician who has played in worship sessions at Mennonite World Conference... more/más/suite

“A peace that passes all understanding”

“The peace that surpasses all understanding” Sermon notes for Peace Sunday Background to the Letter The Writer This is a profound letter written by Paul. Rarely do we take the time to think about the conditions under which this letter was written in... more/más/suite

Giving is contagious

From my platform seat at Mopulu Mennonite Church in Ngaba, Democratic Republic of Congo, I can see everyone in the congregation during worship. Children near the front are captivated as a series of choirs come forward to praise God: women’s choir,... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – August 2019

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Teaching children

In this issue, we have examples of how members of the Anabaptist Mennonite family are making a place for children in their local churches around the world. “Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk... more/más/suite