Please see this story pulled from the ICOMB Newsletter March 2010
Easter-Pentecost Devotional Series on ICOMB Website
Fifty daily devotional meditations, written by women and men from 16 different countries where the Mennonite Brethren Church is present, are now accessible on the ICOMB website.
The devotionals cover the period from Easter, 4 April, to Pentecost, 23 May. Each devotional is also accompanied with a historical note covering the 150 years of the Mennonite Brethren Church.
Are you ready to take your church-planting to a new level? Then Fresno is where you will want to be, when MB Biblical Seminary welcomes church planting pioneer Stuart Murray Williams to California’s central valley.
“With a stronger foundation you can build more easily and successfully than by cutting corners with the fundamentals. And stronger church plants are vital to winning people to Christ,” said officials with the seminary.
In case you missed it, the story about Ministry Quest students putting together relief kits for Haiti made the news on all Fresno news stations, KSEE 24, KMPH 26, ABC 30, KGPE 47, and Univision ch. 21.
This was all part of a joint project with MCC, the seminary and Ministry Quest.
Thanks to the MB Biblical Seminary staff, faculty and student community along with MQ and MCC for gathering/assembling the supplies for the relief kits to send to the victims in Haiti.
MBBS-Fresno transfers U.S. seminary program to Fresno Pacific University
In order to better carry out the mission of preparing leaders of churches for the United States Mennonite Brethren Conference, among California’s Central Valley, and for the MB church worldwide, the structure of MB Biblical Seminary-Fresno is being transferred to Fresno Pacific University.
On January 6th, 2010 we celebrate the 150th Birth of the Mennonite Brethren Church.
What was started by just a few men on January 6, 1860 in Russia, has now spread to nearly 20 countries.
MB Biblical Seminary President Lynn Jost said in a recent interview “the 150th anniversary allows MB churches to look at milestones.” He added that the event “is an opportunity to think about the ties that bind us together, especially theologically.”
The following is an from an article by the Christian Leader about Global Celebrations year long to mark this occasion.
I am grateful to God for the generous support of individuals and churches that sustains MB Biblical Seminary. Thank you for your prayers, gifts, and efforts to call out workers for Kingdom harvest. Especially in times of crisis, the Seminary depends upon friends such as you.
For the past year Fuller Theological Seminary has engaged us in negotiations to help MB Biblical Seminary deliver quality education to pastoral students across the continent while retaining MB identity. Recently, Fuller administrators withdrew their partnership offer.
Now there is a scholarship that is open to everyone and doesn’t take a week’s worth of late nights to apply for.
At www.SeminaryScholarship.com all you have to do is watch a demonstration of Logos Bible Software and fill out a brief application. Once your application is submitted you will be entered to win a $1,000.00 scholarship AND a digital theological library that, in print, would cost over $6,100.00! Next scholarship to be awarded January 2010.
Leaders of the Mennonite Brethren church met in Fresno September 7-9 to pray and to discuss the future of US MB leadership development and the future of MBBS Fresno. These leaders unanimously encourage MBBS to pursue negotiations with Fuller Seminary for a partnership in Fresno that will strengthen the pursuit of the MBBS mission.