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  • Request for Nominations | OCMBC
    for Nominations Home News Request for Nominations Request for Nominations January 9 2014 0 Comments News The Nominating Committee of the Ontario Conference of MB Churches is currently seeking candidates to fill two vacancies on the Board of Directors and two vacancies on the Nominating Committee The closing date for nominations is January 22 2014 The elections for these positions are scheduled to be held on February 22 2014 at

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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – Feb. 1, 2014 | OCMBC
    Pastor Leaders retreat and 83rd Annual Convention are what I m referring to Feb 20 21 21 22 I trust you have booked your calendars and completed your registrations If that still needs to be done click here If you wish to get the special Hotel rate in Niagara Falls you need to book by Feb 4 Come as individuals as couples as groups but do come You may attend as a delegate from your church or just as someone who wants to check it out Either way you don t want to miss this significant event Here are the developing schedules for the Retreat and Convention Slight changes are still anticipated Schedule Pastor Leaders Retreat Feb2014 Schedule for Convention 2014 May I invite you to begin a season of prayer as we prepare for what God has for us in these very important days In the end it is all about our obedient surrender to the leading of His Spirit I trust we will all come with open expectant pliable hearts We will be challenged by our emerging Vision of Collaboration Accountability and Blessing We will have opportunity to build new relationships We will hear stories from Ontario various

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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – December 18, 2013 | OCMBC
    wiener roast on their new Chimney BBQ it was a time to bask in God s goodness What a joy filled moment to acknowledge to completion of an amazing project that is really only beginning New Hope Church Niagara Nativity Scene Inside the new church facility One week later Dec 8th Second Advent Tabor Manor had a party of their own It was the ribbon cutting service of their new 128 Bed Facility Distinct in its own right it wa a unique moment to share stories of God s faithfulness over the past 47 years Many local dignitaries brought words of blessing The Grand Worship room was filled to overflowing with many crowding the entrance High praise goes to Tim Siemens and his team for their tireless efforts in the past number of years to bring this project to completion In the days to come many seniors will be served in the name of Jesus Ribbon Cutting Tabor Manor Dec 8 2013 Sandwiched between these events I had two experiences that were particularly life giving A 24 hour retreat with OCMBC s Senior Leadership Team took place at CAMP Crossroads Dec 1 2 On the Monday we travelled to Moose Deer Point FN to meet with Derek Parenteau our C2C church planter in Parry Sound It was inspiring to hear of God s ongoing activity in the First Nations around Parry Sound We were compelled to stop and prayer for God s rich blessing Then following a quick flight to Winnipeg I joined a two day COACH training seminar Dec 3 4 with 30 leaders from across Canada I will have more details in the weeks to come Suffice it to say that both events signal some of the new intentional collaboration that is taking shape in Ontario and Canada

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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – November 15, 2013 | OCMBC
    site Designed as a platform to share the activity of God among us we invite your participation It is our desire that this becomes a forum where we share stories videos art blogs that inspire and motivate while shrinking the geographic distances between us We owe a great debt to the individuals who have created this new meeting place Thanks team you know who you are Last week a particularly full week I was in Ottawa at the annual C2C Church Planters Retreat It was an amazing experience You really do find yourself on holy ground when you hang out with 200 church planters One highlight was the challenge brought by Chief Kenny Blacksmith This amazing christian brother spoke deeply to our hearts resulting in a spontaneous national apology offered by our Executive Director Willy Reimer You can read more about this unique historic moment here In addition I need to tell you that this coming week there is an even larger gathering of church leaders in Oakville at The Meeting House called Momentum The evening sessions are open to the public so you just may wish to attend Here are the details Finally two News items New Life Christian

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  • Newsletter, October 2013 | OCMBC
    be a time punctuated with worship and prayer Please do join us October 16 18 was the largest attended Study Conference in our MB history Over 325 gathered in Edmonton to review the Biblical understanding of Human Sexuality I could provide many reflections but let me point you to the sessions themselves They are online for you to digest and learn from Check out this Link for podcasts and reflections from delegates On Oct 20th I was privileged to be a part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of Westview Christian Fellowship as well as the Grand Opening of Grace MB s new location in Kitchener Both events reflected the unique personalities of these communities We are a diverse people Sorry I didn t get a pic from Grace MB Oct 21 13 Dave Jackson led a small group of retired or transitioning pastors in an Apex Event at Crieff Hills Retreat Center We were able to push pause and listen to the inner working or the Spirit It was a rich time Finally Sabrina Wiens shares Another Ontario MB Youth Leadership Retreat has come to a close Were you even aware that the Conference hosts an annual retreat for the young leaders in our churches If not I hope this update puts this retreat on your radar so that next October you ll be able to invest in your young leaders by sending them This past weekend just over 50 youth leaders youth pastors volunteer adult leaders and student leaders from 9 of our Ontario MB churches gathered at Camp Crossroads for a weekend of worshipping God solid biblical teaching team building leadership exercises and connecting with each other Ingrid Reichard taught us lessons in leadership based on the lives and experiences of Joshua Moses and Deborah Andrew Hiebert led

    Original URL path: http://www.onmb.org/ed-newletter-test/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – October 14, 2013 | OCMBC
    a close I trust you ve been able to pause long enough to reflect on the amazing generosity of our Father What an amazing God we serve May our hearts overflow with gratitude that results in passionate obedience to the things He is calling us to May I invite your prayerful consideration of the following updates Sept 18 I brought together our key staff in Ontario for a day of prayer alignment and vision casting This small team is poised to minister in one voice on your behalf Pictured from left to right are Greg Laing C2C Philip Serez MB Mission Ed Heinrichs Camp Crossroads Ben Wohlgemut Stewardship Ministries I took the pic Let me invite your prayer for these leaders as they move about our province sharing their specific areas of calling Sept 20 22 the Senior Leadership Team from across Canada gathered in a picturesque spot north of Winnipeg Manitoba This was the first such gathering of these leaders spouses Willy Reimer our Canadian ED is working passionately to align us in mission across this great Country It was a memorable weekend where we cried out to our Lord for Canada On Oct 1st we received keys for the new C2C Church planting Hub in Toronto 2323 Bloor St W TO A few interior renovations are underway before it will be ready to service the many church planting ventures in Toronto and beyond Pray that this HUB will be used to empower leaders for the challenging task of church planting This week Oct 16 18 over 300 people are registered for our National AGM and Study Conference on Human Sexuality The event will be in Edmonton Alberta Check out the details here Please be in prayer for this significant event as it will shape the direction of our

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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – August 31, 2013 | OCMBC
    has just begun May it be a time of refreshment for each of you Here are some of the things that are about to happen or have just happened in our tribe Birdies for Bethesda was just held in Niagara From effortless drives to perfect putts the 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament teed up to be a memorable good time 10 000 was raised for the Bethesda Home Foundation Inc which serves more than 2400 cherished adults and children with developmental disabilities within the Niagara Region The tournament was held Wednesday August 21 on the stunning grounds of Whirlpool Golf Course Niagara Parkway with 105 participants driving Pic 1 Vice President of the Board of Directors Walt Esau far left and his foursome enjoying the day Pic 2 Josie and Heather Martens dedicated volunteers to Bethesda Pic 3 The winning team from left Mark Rosa Ron Friesen Dave Murray Jeff Janz This September there will be two significant collaborative events One in Kitchener Waterloo and one in Niagara No matter where you live you are invited to join either of these events AWAKE My Soul My City My World Four of our MB Churches in K W are banding together for the first ever AWAKE weekend That in itself is pretty cool There will be dynamic training to have your heart awakened to the needs of cities both local and abroad MB Mission and the C2C Network are joining forces to provide the inspiration and have designed this weekend for all ages Participants will be equipped for missional living September 20 22 2013 To learn more or to register check out their website Over in the Niagara region Grantham MB Church will host the second Day in the Word event entitled Being with God in Stillness and Scripture Take a

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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – August 16, 2013 | OCMBC
    to build a fantastic culture to declare values to finish strong Each session drew you in further creating a most memorable learning experience If you were unable to attend there is another chance coming in October Contact Andrea for details about this event In today s summer update I have four items for your consideration This week Aug 12 Tabor Manor opened their new Long Term Care Facility This is a bold step as they are growing from 82 to 128 beds Pray for Tim Siemens and his staff as they transition to the new facility and welcome many new residents and staff Their email publication Reachout gives you an overview of the adventure they are on I ve mentioned previously that New Hope Church Niagara is also building They are now moving into the home stretch Check out an invitation from Pastor Thom to get involved in the completion of this project I think this is an amazing opportunity for us to roll up our sleeves and practice the value of collaboration I hope you will give this some prayerful consideration Interested in a brief primer on MB History Last Sunday Mike Krause was interviewed by Bruxy Cavey at the Meeting House on the topic So who are the MB s I think you will find this most enlightening Check it out here The beginning of this video highlights yet another building project is there a theme developing here Finally I would like to solicit your prayers for two families who are in significant transition Greg Andrea Laing and their children are moving to Toronto from Vancouver BC That s a big deal Greg as you know is the incoming Regional Director for C2C our church planting partner Their household belongings are presently crossing the country while they as

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