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    that USC researchers found that a close relationship with a parent especially a dad was the biggest predictor of passing on faith Ed reminded us that the church is changing but it is not dying as some would have you to believe At D6 2010 Ed shared research that included seven predictors that occurred in homes of effective parents and how it influenced the spiritual development of their kids regular time spent in prayer achieved good grades not rebellious connected with a pastor or youth pastor did not use time out to discipline child regularly served at church and participated in ministry or service projects as a family I know Ed will also help us understand how current research can help us minister more effectively Third Ed has a heart for church leaders He wants leaders to be encouraged and equipped to make disciples At D6 he used his research and his experience as a pastor to share some practical tips to go deeper as teachers especially through LifeWay s The Gospel Project which we use at Hesston MB Church The core values of The Gospel Project are deep but not dry Christ centered story focused and mission driven Ed desires for individuals to understand the centrality of the Gospel He writes The Gospel is not you do It s Jesus did According to Ed we need to recognize that true transformation comes from the biblical gospel proclaim Jesus as Savior not just example diagnose moralism in your own heart ground your application in the cross and resurrection and experience God s grace yourself I encourage you to register today for C one ction 2014 for the great fellowship fun and workshops and to hear Ed Stetzer We are fortunate and blessed to have such a great keynote speaker J L Martin is pastor of children and families at Hesston Kan MB Church He blogs at daddy4ms and at 1 Corinthians Parenting Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Meet Ed Stetzer Thursday Jun 5 2014 By J L Martin This summer at C one ction 2014 the USMB family has the great privilege of having Ed Stetzer as keynote speaker I have heard Ed speak three times at the D6 Conference He is the president of LifeWay Research and is pastor of a church Ed brings a wealth of knowledge as well as practical ideas I wanted to share several reasons you should attend based on the speaker alone First Ed is an engaging and funny speaker He has a great sense of humor and uses examples from his home and ministry as examples An example he shared as a father of three girls in 2012 at D6 was this quote I would like to see the burlap sack come in as a fashion statement Ed does not take life too seriously He is able to laugh at himself and with us as Christians Second Ed is able to share statistics in a practical way Have

    Original URL path: http://www.usmb.org/news/article/Meet-Ed-Stetzer.html (2016-02-17)
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    Association EPA annual Higher Goals contest The award went to Matt Ford s essay Film shatters stereotypes of suburban poverty published in the February March 2013 issue Ford is pastor of student and family ministries at North Fresno MB Church in Fresno Calif The EPA judge said Ford did a very good job raising and addressing very challenging issues that are highly relevant The judge affirmed Ford for speaking from personal experience and sharing what one church community is doing to address the issue of suburban poverty Thank you for sharing your story and avoiding using guilt and shame to motivate readers to action said the judge This raises the issue and gives hope that the problem can and should be addressed in readers communities CL editor Connie Faber was present when the award was announced May 5 at the Higher Goals Awards Luncheon during the annual EPA convention Faber received the judges comments May 28 It is a privilege to work with Matt and the many good writers from our USMB family who contribute to our magazine says Faber It is an honor for Matt to be recognized for his skills as a writer and his commitment to modeling the hope that Christians bring to our communities EPA is a professional association of some 300 Christian print and online publications CL Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments CL receives award in EPA s Higher Goals contest Tuesday Jun 3 2014 Ford s essay awarded fifth place in Cause of the Year category CL press release Christian Leader was awarded fifth place in the Cause of the Year Apathy category in the 2014 Evangelical Press Association EPA annual Higher Goals contest The award went to Matt Ford s essay Film shatters stereotypes of suburban poverty published

    Original URL path: http://www.usmb.org/news/article/CL-receives-award.html (2016-02-17)
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    transformed by Jesus Christ My hope is that our USMB family finds the new website more user friendly and attractive says Lori Taylor USMB webmaster which in turn will create a desire to visit more often learn more and stay more closely connected to what God is doing in our local congregations in our cities in the USMB family and ultimately in his kingdom everywhere The new website includes Navigational tools designed to be user friendly at the top of every page Easy connections with USMB social media outlets through a Facebook feed on the home page and quick links to the USMB Facebook page USMB Twitter account CL Facebook page and Mission USA Twitter account USMB Pulse a feature on the homepage that provide updates on how USMB is pursing its mission stories from within the USMB family and resources for individuals and congregations as they serve Slideshows on the home page and several department pages that include photos of USMB people Mission USA pages with profiles of current church plants news from church plants and prayer requests about current and developing projects CL Online pages offering easy access to current stories from C Link a biweekly electronic news digest and articles from Christian Leader magazine Popular features of the old website including Find a Church and the ability to comment on C Link and Christian Leader articles although now comments will be screened prior to publication All of this information is packaged in a viewer friendly design Webmaster Taylor is especially pleased with the cityscape background on each page which she says serves as a reminder of the USMB mission statement especially as it relates to being on mission right here in the cities and towns of America The new site was designed by IES Inc a Bakersfield Calif website redevelopment company that specializes in educational websites For more information about the new USMB website read this C Link story Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments USMB launches new website Tuesday Jun 3 2014 USMB press release A new USMB website launching June 3 offers an updated look user friendly access to information and new resources The site can be accessed at www usmb org The new site features a more contemporary design easier access to information and new resources to inform and inspire individuals and congregations as they seek to live out the USMB mission of seeing individuals families and communities transformed by Jesus Christ My hope is that our USMB family finds the new website more user friendly and attractive says Lori Taylor USMB webmaster which in turn will create a desire to visit more often learn more and stay more closely connected to what God is doing in our local congregations in our cities in the USMB family and ultimately in his kingdom everywhere The new website includes Navigational tools designed to be user friendly at the top of every page Easy connections with USMB social media outlets through a Facebook

    Original URL path: http://www.usmb.org/news/article/USMB-launches-new-website_1.html (2016-02-17)
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    National Youth Board of Faith Life Events 2016 National Gathering Event Archives Contact Us News Find a Church Home In This Section News News Archive MB Foundation redesigns website Tuesday Jun 3 2014 Website features Loan Projects page MB Foundation press release MB Foundation the stewardship ministry serving U S Mennonite Brethren has redesigned their website www mbfoundation com The new look features more white space as well as simple access to their five services The five services are Planned Giving Services Fund Management Championing Biblical Stewardship Investment Certificates and the Loan Program The website also includes a Loan Projects page to tell the story of various ministries that have been assisted by the Loan Program The loan portfolio was over 64 million in 2013 with 93 borrowers President Jon C Wiebe says Our Loan Program is one of the more recognizable things we do Whenever we encounter the MB church family there is always interest in the ministries we are helping with this service We hope that the Loan Projects part of our website will be a way for those interested to stay up to date with those projects To view the loan projects visit www mbfoundation com loanprojects Visitors are encouraged to visit the site often to review projects read the stories and be inspired by what God is doing Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments MB Foundation redesigns website Tuesday Jun 3 2014 Website features Loan Projects page MB Foundation press release MB Foundation the stewardship ministry serving U S Mennonite Brethren has redesigned their website www mbfoundation com The new look features more white space as well as simple access to their five services The five services are Planned Giving Services Fund Management Championing Biblical Stewardship Investment Certificates and the Loan Program

    Original URL path: http://www.usmb.org/news/article/MB-Foundation-redesigns-website.html (2016-02-17)
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    process of telling a story We want our website to be a place for people to connect and shape the content of our online magazine Contemporary design All of this information is packaged in a viewer friendly design Taylor is especially pleased with the cityscape background on each page which she says serves as a reminder of the USMB mission statement especially as it relates to being on mission right here in the cities and towns of America Slideshows on the home page and several department pages include photos of real USMB people as they live on mission Taylor says Our hope is that seeing these photos will prompt our viewers to connect at a deeper level and pray for the people and events represented in these photos Partnering with IES Taylor and USMB staff worked with IES Inc a website redevelopment company that specializes in educational Non profit websites Their location in Bakersfield Calif near the USMB West Coast office was a plus as Taylor worked with IES staff to achieve USMB goals Early in meetings with IES Taylor learned that her key point person Luis Albertson attends Laurelglen Bible Church a USMB congregation in Bakersfield She says Because Luis has such a passion for our website and our USMB family he and the IES team went over and above in creating a beautiful functional design while working with our budget limitations Taylor says it has been satisfying to work with the IES team and USMB staff to make the new site a reality and she hopes the site will serve the USMB constituency well My hope is that our USMB family finds the new website more user friendly and attractive which in turn will create a desire to visit more often learn more and stay more closely connected to what God is doing in our local congregations in our cities in the USMB family and ultimately in his kingdom everywhere Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments USMB launches new website Tuesday Jun 3 2014 User friendly design will better connect USMB family By Myra Holmes A new USMB website launching June 3 offers an updated look user friendly access to information and new resources The new site can be accessed at www usmb org Lori Taylor USMB webmaster says the old USMB website while innovative in its day was becoming outdated Goals for the new site included a more contemporary design and easier access to information In addition the site offers new resources to inform and inspire individuals and congregations as they seek to live out the USMB mission of seeing individuals families and communities transformed by Jesus Christ Easy access to information We wanted our viewers to be able to find information they are looking for easily and to access that information within one or two clicks says Taylor Whether people are searching for information about our Mennonite Brethren history or looking for an article they remember reading in CL magazine two years

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    returning from Congo MCC Rwanda has committed to providing supplies and project consultation More Rwandan refugees will return peacefully to Rwanda because of this project Samvura claims Repatriates will reintegrate faster into Rwandan communities which will be stronger and healthier as a result The collaboration between Friends Peace House and PPR strengthens the repatriation experience Samvura adds because refugees are assured that on both sides of the border there are organizations that will look out for their security and well being In Congo PPR field staff can assure Rwandans they will be taken care of throughout the process from the time they leave their homes to their first contacts with Friends Peace House Likewise repatriated refugees in Rwanda can call or write back to individuals who are still in Congo to reassure them that the process went well Most importantly Sharp says the process shows that despite the ill will between the two countries it is still possible for Rwandans and Congolese to work together Mennonite Central Committee is an inter Mennonite agency working for relief development and peace in the name of Christ Patrick Maxwell of Winchester Mass works for MCC as the regional conflict specialist for the African Great Lakes region which includes the countries of Rwanda Burundi and Uganda and eastern Congo Photo 1 Antoine Samvura coordinator of Friends Peace House in Rwanda is overseeing an MCC supported project that addresses the emotional and practical needs of Rwandan refugees who are moving back home from the Democratic Republic of the Congo MCC Photo Paul Mosley Photo 2 Moise Butimbushi Emmanuel Billay Nzigire Nakalonge and Mbiso Zakona left to right are some of the animateurs coordinators who risk their lives by going into areas of Eastern Congo controlled by armed groups to talk to Rwandan refugees about returning to their home country These refugees fled Rwanda 20 years ago in the wake of the Rwandan genocide MCC Photo Hana Clemens Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Congolese Rwandans working together for peaceful homecoming Tuesday Jun 3 2014 MCC partners bringing civilians back to Rwanda 20 years after genocide By Patrick Maxwell In spite of tense relationships between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring Rwanda two Mennonite Central Committee MCC partner organizations one on each side of the border are working together to support the peaceful return of Rwandan refugees to their home country Twenty years ago in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide nearly 2 million people fled into Congo Most of them were Rwandan civilians but some were the soldiers and militiamen known collectively as génocidaires who had carried out the massacres Rwandan soldiers pursued these génocidaires into Congo causing two wars and countless smaller conflicts and setting the tone for years of frosty relations between the two countries Today more than 100 000 Rwandans still live in eastern Congo They scrape out a living in the country s dense forests where tensions between them and their Congolese neighbors sometimes turn

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    inside of me The thoughts I d rather no one know The things I m too ashamed to say There s no more hiding because it all seems to be laid bare in the silence I think David felt the same way when confronted by Nathan about the Bathsheba tragedy Although he was not alone everything was laid bare There was no more hiding In the midst of his pain and shame I m certain David felt some relief like we all do once our secrets are exposed That s the only way the weight can begin to lift I believe God likes it this way God wants us sitting on the back deck no distractions in the silence exposed and broken This is not because God is some kind of sadist it is quite the opposite God simply wants us Stubborn as we are it is usually only in brokenness that we turn to God This is when we discover God s love awaiting us ready to forgive and embrace It once seemed strange to me that David could be such a scoundrel yet considered the model of a man after God s heart Now it doesn t surprise me a bit In his darkest moments when he was most aware of his frailty David turned to God and found what he was searching for Just like David we don t want our secrets to be exposed We don t want to be found out But it is only then that we will begin to discover the God who has already accepted us unconditionally For that is the sacrifice acceptable to him a broken spirit and a broken heart ready to finally be real with God Are we scoundrels open to exposure Are we ready to be broken so that we too may discover the heart of God Paul Bartel is part of Watershed a Mennonite Brethren community in Kansas City Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Psalm 51 Finding God in silence Sunday Jun 1 2014 God s unconditional love is always there for us By Paul Bartel My sacrifice O God is a broken spirit a broken and contrite heart you God will not despise Psalm 51 17 We recently bought a house that our church community plans to use for a new ministry venture Currently it sits empty as we work on the interior Tonight I found myself sitting on the back deck leaning against the house embracing the silence It was a welcome far cry from the decibel busting six hours spent earlier with four kids at my son s birthday party The silence was lovely at least for a moment After a while silence becomes disarming particularly when there are no devices or dirty kitchens or DVRs to distract us It was just the empty deck and me All that was left was what was inside of me It is in the silence that I m forced to reflect on

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    January February issue and will end with a November December issue In a nod to the past this single month issue incorporates a theme for the feature section a format that we followed for many years when the CL was a monthly publication So in this issue you will read three essays that remind us to think carefully about how we care for the needy and how our charity and good intentions can sometimes do more harm than good New website Guided by Lori Taylor the USMB web master USMB staff members have spent the last year working with a website design firm to improve the USMB website The result is a new website that debuts this month Visit www usmb org to see our updated look and to access resources that will keep you up to date with what s happening in the USMB world Read USMB Pulse an online collection of ideas and stories that we hope will encourage us as we pursue our common mission to see individuals families and communities transformed by God s amazing grace Visit the Mission USA department to read profiles of our current church plants At CL Online you can read feature essays columns and news articles from the current issue of the magazine Additional resources not included in a feature article or news story in our print edition may be available at CL Online Catch up on current news from the USMB world with stories from C Link our biweekly e news digest at CL Online Join the discussion by commenting on any CL article USMB Pulse story or Mission USA Snapshot story or Update article We hope you enjoy the new car smell of our enhanced website So if something on the website doesn t work quite right please contact me at editor usmb org Our aim is that this new website will be a helpful communication experience that serves you well Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments CL changes production schedule Sunday Jun 1 2014 USMB launches redesigned website After years of driving the same cars my family has recently enjoyed a burst of new car purchases Riding in a new vehicle often brings with it the joy of that new car smell It suggests a fresh start new miles to be driven and adventures on the road ahead Here at the Christian Leader we are enjoying that new car smell twice over thanks to changes we are making New schedule We made the decision in early 2014 to shift the Christian Leader production schedule so that our six annual issues match the calendar year The easiest way to make this adjustment we determined was to publish a one month issue in June then resume our bimonthly schedule So you are receiving this issue of the magazine and then we will resume our bimonthly schedule with a July August issue Our new publishing schedule will begin each calendar year with the January February issue and

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