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    While at Willingdon the Weinhauers visited a number of countries in Asia Africa and Eastern Europe on short term mission trips The church planted a church among the Chechen people in 1997 Prior to joining the Willingdon staff Weinhauer taught pastoral ministries and preaching for 15 years at Briercrest Bible Institute now Briercrest College in Caronport Sask He also served in various administrative duties at the school and travelled extensively raising funds and students for the school and speaking across Canada What a life Weinhauer lived for Jesus writes Paul Magnus Briercrest President Emeritus in a tribute posted on the Briercrest website There will be very large numbers of people one day in the presence of Jesus because Carlin served as and where he did Carlin Eugene Weinhauer was born Oct 31 1939 to Frank and Thelma Weinhauer of Wellsville New York He graduated from high school in 1957 at which time he attended a conference and gave his life to Christ with the commitment to anywhere at any time at any cost While in college Weinhauer met Marcia Watne they married Aug 11 1962 The couple has three daughters Cheri and husband Howard Lynda and husband Allan and Rebekah and husband Brian and eight grandchildren Weinhauer graduated from Briercrest in 1962 and from Columbia Bible College now Columbia International University in Columbia SC in 1964 He received his master of arts in Christian education from Chicago s Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1974 and his doctorate in educational administration from the University of Alberta in 1979 While a student Weinhauer served congregations in South Carolina and Chicago He also pastored three rural American Sunday School Union congregations in Montana for two years in the late 1960s During the six weeks following his diagnosis of stomach cancer Weinhauer and his wife kept a journal You can read the blog at http www carlinsjourney blogspot ca To post comments email CarlinAndMarcia gmail com Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Carlin Weinhauer of MB Mission has died Wednesday Apr 23 2014 Weinhauer remembered for his love of prayer missions and God s Word By Connie Faber Carlin Weinhauer MB Mission mission mobilizer pastor and educator died April 19 six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer A memorial service will be held May 3 at Willingdon Church Burnaby BC The MB Mission family has been deeply impacted by Carlin over the past 10 years that he served with us says Randy Friesen MB Mission general director Carlin brought his love for prayer the Word and missions to our lead team He was a mentor to me personally and to our mobilization team We will miss his God given passion for life and all things eternal Carlin was a leader who finished well Weinhauer joined the MB Mission lead team in January 2005 serving in mobilization and media He launched Celebrate Mission nights across North America and led teams of people on numerous trips to Thailand including recent development building

    Original URL path: http://www.usmb.org/news/article/_82.html (2016-02-17)
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    2000 divestiture of the binational General Conference to outline how the commission would relate to its two owners The MOU specifies that the document is to be reviewed every five years the last update was made in 2007 The proposed changes to the MOU between HC and USMB CCMBC address several issues that have emerged over time stetting out more precise language to guide the work of the bi national HC says Jon Isaak HC executive secretary According to Isaak the proposed changes provide clarity in four areas Clearer reporting and accountability to the two owners regarding budget financial statements and minutes Clearer explanation of ownership and reporting of the endowments donated for the work of the commission Clearer direction on reimbursing the executive secretary for his services since the HC is not a legal entity that can hire issue donation receipts etc Clearer financial practices given the rules that now govern non profit organizations Non profit rules have change in a post 9 11 world says Issak For example Charitable groups cannot send money into the U S because of laws designed to curb terrorist funded activity says Isaak However the U S can send money into Canada For this reason Fresno Pacific University provides accounting and bookkeeping services for the commission and regularly transfers fund to HC accounts in Canada where Issak manages the HC s work from an office in Winnipeg Man The updated MOU addresses these issues with more precision says Isaak The HC coordinates the work of four archival centers in North America The Center for MB Studies in Fresno Calif stores General Conference and Pacific District Conference records while the Center for MB Studies in Hillsboro Kan holds U S Conference and Southern and Central District Conference materials The Center for MB Studies in Winnipeg receives CCMBC records and all provincial conference records except British Colombia Those are held by the Mennonite Historical Society of BC Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Delegates to review Historical Commission MOU Wednesday Apr 23 2014 Proposed changes to MOU provide clarity in four areas by Connie Faber Delegates to the 2014 USMB National Convention will be asked to approve changes to the document guiding the work of the Historical Commission a joint ministry of USMB and the Canadian Conference of MB Churches CCMBC The Historical Commission HC is charged with collecting and preserving historical materials relating to the Mennonite Brethren churches of Canada and the United States A memorandum of understanding MOU was drafted following the 2000 divestiture of the binational General Conference to outline how the commission would relate to its two owners The MOU specifies that the document is to be reviewed every five years the last update was made in 2007 The proposed changes to the MOU between HC and USMB CCMBC address several issues that have emerged over time stetting out more precise language to guide the work of the bi national HC says Jon Isaak HC executive secretary

    Original URL path: http://www.usmb.org/news/article/Delegates-to-review-Historical-Commission-MOU.html (2016-02-17)
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    as a church planting missionary in Mexico City and surrounding areas and as pastor of family ministries at Hillsboro Kan MB Church This role allowed me the privilege to participate in what God is doing around the world alongside so many brothers and sisters who have become special friends and partners in ministry over many years writes Pritchard in an email to Midwest church leaders It has also brought many amazing new friendships into my life and that of my family Pritchard and his wife Juana have two children Katie and Jeff Pritchard writes that he is entering a phase of prayer and discernment about future life and ministry and adds that he and his family covet your prayers as we set out on this adventure Neufeld asks U S Mennonite Brethren to pray as MB Mission seeks to fill the regional mobilizer position and he assures congregations in the Southern Central LAMB and North Carolina districts that MB Mission will continue to serve them in the meantime Questions about missionaries or donations should be directed to Chris Spahr administrative assistant in the Wichita Kan office at Wichita mbmisson org or 316 729 6465 Questions about MB Mission short term mission programs such as SOAR ACTION or TREK should be directed to Joanna Chapa short term mission mobilizer at joannac mbmission org Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Pritchard transitions from MB Mission Wednesday Apr 23 2014 MB Mission searches for new Midwest regional mobilizer by Myra Holmes Jon Pritchard MB Mission s regional mobilizer for the Midwest U S has resigned effective March 31 and the global mission agency is currently seeking a new person to fill this position As regional mobilizer Pritchard worked with Mennonite Brethren churches east of the Rocky Mountains to mobilize

    Original URL path: http://www.usmb.org/news/article/Pritchards-leaves-MB-Mission.html (2016-02-17)
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    Of course our desire is to grow says Pastor Aaron Hernandez Their new facility was provided through the generosity of a couple who have been long time attenders and supporters in the Latin American Mennonite Brethren LAMB district They purchased a small building in McAllen invested heavily in renovating it then offered the space rent free to the church plant The donors say We are hoping the church will be a light in this community Hernandez says the savings on rent will allow the congregation to invest more heavily in their community and to focus on outreach rather than overhead He adds that the new location offers new opportunities to reach out since it is on the other side of town Grace Point McAllen held their grand opening in that new facility Activities will include a special children s program which Hernandez hopes will attract young families regular Easter services and outdoor activities like inflatables for kids after the service While Hernandez hopes that Grace Point s grand opening gives the congregation a growth spurt ultimately Grace Point McAllen is not about numbers We re about life change The congregation has planned a baptism service after Easter with five people already expressing a desire to be baptized This article was first published in C Link the online news digest of Christian Leader Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Grand opening for Grace Point McAllen Monday Apr 21 2014 Grace Point McAllen a USMB church plant in McAllen Texas celebrated their grand opening in a new facility on Easter Sunday 2014 Grace Point McAllen began meeting in November 2012 as a multi site campus of Grace Point Grulla in La Grulla Texas formerly known as Grulla MB Church The church plant met in a Holiday Inn Express

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    or massive open online courses MOOC to take that help the student with his or her concentration specialty Students will also have the opportunity to travel overseas and experience a culture outside of their own This will enhance their degree and knowledge of ministry and leadership among their peers Rick Bartlett deserves the credit for developing a creative innovative and relevant program that will serve the church that is and will be says Tabor College President Jules Glanzer Since our existence Tabor has served the church in equipping men and women for service Being approved to offer a graduate degree in theological and ministry education is another step in Tabor continuing to fulfill its mission of preparing people for a life of learning work and service for Christ and his kingdom says Glanzer Students who enroll in the EML program will complete a major entrepreneurial project in their local community This final project will allow them to apply what they have learned in the classroom and will provide an assessment of the overall degree and ensure that the objectives for the program were reached Bartlett says that this degree will help people want to make a difference locally and globally Every time we turn on the news we recognize the needs of so many people going unmet on a daily basis Sometimes we get overwhelmed by seeing these images all the time and it s easy to get paralyzed and do nothing even though we want to respond says Bartlett The EML degree will equip Christian leaders with both the eyes to see plus the skills and knowledge to respond to global and local needs Prospective students wanting more information about the EML degree should visit online tabor edu or email Dr Rick Bartlett at rickb tabor edu or call 800 546 8616 For a video presentation about the EML degree please click this link http online tabor edu online degrees eml Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Tabor College Wichita master s program approved Tuesday Apr 8 2014 Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership launches new program with e lab event Tabor College press release Tabor College Wichita announces the launch of their new Master of Arts in Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership EML degree The Higher Learning Commission approved the program for accreditation Feb 25 A free e lab seminar on faith and human need to be held April 24 at First MB Church in Wichita Kan will launch the new EML degree Read more about e lab The EML program is enrolling now and the first classes will be held in a one course at a time cohort format beginning this fall This 39 credit hour program will be offered in an innovative hybrid online format with a learning platform designed to provide educators administrators and students with a secure and integrated education system This program is intended to serve pastors missionaries church planters visionaries youth pastors entrepreneurs and staff members who are preparing for new and richer

    Original URL path: http://www.usmb.org/news/article/_76.html (2016-02-17)
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    growth Hernandez expects that Grace Point s grand opening will give the congregation a growth spurt If their outreach efforts are successful he says the congregation would have to go to two services in the next couple of months and would open another campus within two years We re already praying about this he says Multiple locations provide more ways for people to connect with the church and ultimately come to know Jesus Each campus would have a campus pastor and Hernandez would preach via video One campus could even return to the hotel on the south side of McAllen he speculates Ultimately Hernandez says Grace Point McAllen is not about numbers We re about life change The congregation has planned a baptism service after Easter with five people already expressing a desire to be baptized Hernandez hopes that number will grow Currently Grace Point is looking for a campus pastor for the McAllen campus Hernandez invites the larger USMB family to pray with them for the right pastor as well as strong leadership to move forward That is vital for us to continue to grow he says Giving thanks for partnership Hernandez notes that none of this would be possible without partnership from Grace Point Grulla and from the larger USMB family I m very proud of our church at Grulla for wanting to take this step in the beginning he says He notes that the congregation made a significant investment and took a risk by planting the McAllen campus but notes Whatever the cost whatever the investment you cannot put a price on life change From the beginning the church plant has been supported by USMB through Mission USA the USMB church planting and renewal ministry I really see our church as something that has been a partnership and collaboration since the beginning with Mission USA and our U S Conference Hernandez says I am very grateful for that encouragement Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Grace Point McAllen holds grand opening Tuesday Apr 8 2014 New building opens new ministry opportunities By Myra Holmes Grace Point McAllen a US MB church plant in McAllen Texas will celebrate a new facility and invite their neighbors to a grand opening on Easter Sunday Grace Point McAllen began meeting in November 2012 as a multi site campus of Grace Point Grulla in La Grulla Texas formerly known as Grulla MB Church The church plant met in a Holiday Inn Express on Sunday afternoons While the new congregation was grateful for the space they knew that a more permanent facility would allow for more growth Of course our desire is to grow says Pastor Aaron Hernandez pictured with his wife Alejandra and Albert and Jessica Reyna Celebrating a new facility Their new facility was provided through the generosity of a couple who have been long time attenders and supporters in the Latin American Mennonite Brethren LAMB district The couple who wish to remain anonymous are regulars at

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    or Ukraine some of whom are in the armed forces of both nations and currently stationed in Crimea Students are wondering if they will be able to go home this summer and if they will be able to afford to return next semester Many students and others trace their heritage and extended families to both nations creating identity confusion and tensions about loyalty As a consequence of all these factors students are having trouble concentrating on their studies so the staff and faculty are working diligently to care for and calm those in distress This is clearly a time for friends and supporters of LCC to pray for the situation and for the campus issues we are dealing with says Marlene Wall LCC president May God bring peace and reconciliation and preserve the bonds of fellowship on campus so that our mission can continue to be fulfilled to the glory of the one we serve LCC International University an institution affiliated with the International Community of Mennonite Brethren is a nationally and internationally recognized Christian liberal arts institution in Klaipeda Lithuania Established in 1991 as a joint venture of Lithuanian Canadian and American foundations LCC has distinguished itself in the region by offering a unique future oriented style of education and an interactive academic environment The approximately 500 students come from 25 countries LCC is an international affiliate of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities CCCU and an international member of the Consortium for Global Education CGE For more information visit the website at www lcc lt Related story MCC work continues in Ukraine http www mcc org stories news mcc work continues ukraine 0 As the world watches the situation in Ukraine change almost daily Mennonite Central Committee affirms its commitment to our current work in the country MCC also offers continued support and prayers to our partners and the people of Ukraine in this time of uncertainty and turmoil Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Lithuanian university hosts discussion on impact of Ukraine situation Tuesday Apr 8 2014 LCC focuses on needs of students who face uncertain future due to tensions in Ukraine LCC news story A Mennonite Brethren related university in Lithuania with students from Russia and Ukraine including some from Crimea is helping its students deal with their concerns and fears during a time of political turmoil in their home countries The Board of Directors of LCC International University hosted a special panel session at its meeting March 21 on the political turmoil in Ukraine and its impact on campus The panel pictured left was comprised of students staff faculty and board members The group included both Russian and Ukrainian citizens some of whom are from Crimea and most participants had family ties in both nations The exchange was profound and the dialog was frank but respectful as panelists shared their personal stories and their concerns about the current situation This is a time of both challenge and opportunity for the

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    can link to ministry Bartlett defines entrepreneursh ip as a see a need fill a need philosophy The day will consist of six 18 minute presentations from several different speakers Leonard Sweet pictured top is an American theologian church historian and futurist Randy Friesen pictured second is currently serving as the executive director of MB Mission the global mission agency of the Mennonite Brethren churches of North America Monica Epperson is the oo founder and CEO of The Child of Divorce Bill Vann is a Wichita pastor adjunct professor at Tabor College and serial entrepreneur Joe Skillen is a local pastor of Faith Community Church in Wichita and adjunct professor at Tabor College God is up to something big and beautiful among the Mennonite Brethren in general and at Tabor College in particular says Sweet I can t wait to be a part of the excitement of what God is already doing in and through them This free event will also serve as a preliminary launch of Tabor College Wichita s upcoming online master of arts degree in entrepreneurial ministry leadership or EML This program will typically take students 21 months to complete and is designed to help individuals achieve ministry training and education in a specific area of study The program incorporates an international trip for cross cultural experience and exposure Tabor College is delighted to host what is sure to be a foundational event that celebrates people who have dedicated their lives to living out their faith by serving the needs of others says Brett Andrews vice president of Tabor College Wichita Coffee tea and light refreshments will be served during the morning session For more information about this event contact Rick Bartlett at rickb tabor edu or Karen Bartlett at karenb tabor edu or call 316 729 6333 Ext 2210 To pre register for seminar go to www tabor edu academics ags academics ags programs degrees e lab event Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments TC Wichita hosting April 24 seminar on entrepreneurship ministry Tuesday Apr 8 2014 Free one day seminar launches new Tabor College Wichita master s program Tabor College news story Tabor College Wichita located at 21st and Ridge Road in Wichita is hosting a free informational seminar about how faith in God corresponds with human need This event will be held on April 24 from 8 30 a m to 2 30 p m at First Mennonite Brethren Church located at 8000 West 21st Street N in Wichita The seminar is free and open to the public As society encounters more family social and economic challenges than the church and non profit organizations can manage many needs are going unmet In order to address the increasing societal pressures Rick Bartlett director of theological education at Tabor College Wichita wants several people to share their powerful fresh ideas on how entrepreneurship can link to ministry Bartlett defines entrepreneursh ip as a see a need fill a need philosophy The day

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