Thirty-three high school Ministry Quest participants took part in the Setting Your Sail retreat, February 14-19 at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre in British Columbia. Setting Your Sail is the second of two stages in the year-long Ministry Quest program.
Do you remember nearing seminary graduation and wondering what was next? Are you currently in between jobs in ministry or the marketplace, wondering where your next “call” is going to come from? As a church do you have trepidation as you consider the search for new staff, wondering where to begin?
During a recent chapel on MB Biblical Seminary’s Fresno, California campus, fourteen students were recognized for their high achievements in the classroom during the fall 2007 semester. Out of a 4.0 GPA scale, honors went to those reaching 3.8 and above.
The first rain of the season was not enough to put a damper on The Psyche and the Spirit Conference, a celebration of 30 years of the Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Program and 15 years of the On-Site Counseling Program, at MB Biblical Seminary’s Fresno Campus. On October 12-13, over 100 people including former faculty members, alumni and many others connected with the Seminary and its programs turned out for the two-day event.
Ministry Quest Staff MB Biblical Seminary’s 1.6 million dollar Lilly Endowment grant will come to an end during the Summer of 2006. Over the last four years the funds have enabled the formation of Hearing the Call, a set of mutually supporting programs that equips congregations to “call out” youth and encourage them to consider vocational ministry. Ministry Quest is the largest component of Hearing the Call. Because of its success Ministry Quest will continue through at least 2009.
MB Biblical Seminary is saying farewell to two long-term professors from the Fresno, California campus. Professor of Pastoral Ministries, Raymond O. Bystrom and Associate Professor of Practical Studies James Westgate, have each announced their plans to retire at the end of the 2006-2007 school year.
Bystrom writes Pastoral Letters commentary
by Brad Thiessen
Raymond O. Bystrom, Professor of Pastoral Ministries at MB Biblical Seminary, has written Living Today with an Eye for Eternity. The commentary on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, known as the Pastoral Letters, is part of Kindred Productions' Luminaire Studies, which are written for discerning lay readers.
The Pastors' Roundtable, Authentic Engagement: The Challenge of Muslim/Christian Relations, was a well-attended event held at MB Biblical Seminary’s Fresno campus on Monday, December 3rd. More than twenty participants gathered to consider how Christians might engage in respectful dialogue with Muslims in ways that develop relationships, rather than settle into disagreements on division. The goal was to help Christians engage in witness to Muslims.