MB Biblical Seminary has tested the market for a proposed Master’s degree in Transformative Leadership. Invitations to participate in the survey were sent to pastors in the Fresno area, as well as to Mennonite Brethren pastors in Canada and in the US. Participants were sent an internet address, where they could fill out a variety of questions concerning their own context, as well as what they want and need in the seminary’s forthcoming degree. The degree offers three new distinctive “hybrid” features:
In the Advent season we celebrate the incarnation. God became flesh in the humanity of Jesus Christ. Jesus lived in a world of swirling questions, debate and fears. Jesus' mission took him to the cross to bring reconciliation to the conflicted world.
MB Biblical Seminary’s Fresno Campus held its first ever student video contest during the spring semester. Student teams competed in making short films that depicted “A Day in the Life of an MB Biblical Seminary Student.”
MB Biblical Seminary has named Cory Seibel the new Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries. The position, open since spring 2007 following Raymond Bystrom’s retirement as Professor of Pastoral Ministries, will be based on the Fresno Campus. Seibel will join the faculty this fall.
John E. Toews, PhD was the featured lecturer for the Janzen Lectureship in Biblical Studies, March 27-28 at Fresno Pacific University. Additional hosts for the lecture series included MB Biblical Seminary and the Council of Senior Professionals.
On October 29, over 250 people from across North America helped to commemorate MB Biblical Seminary’s first 50 years at a celebration dinner and program at the Sunnyside Racquet Club in Fresno, California. Alumni, current students, faculty, staff and supporters of the Seminary enjoyed a buffet dinner and various displays of the Seminary’s history. After the meal, a formal program focused on the past, present and future of MB Biblical Seminary.