The week-long ICOMB (International Committee of Mennonite Brethren) Mennonite Brethren Global Higher Education Consultation Shaping Mennonite Higher Education for the 21st Century, held on the campuses of MB Biblical Seminary and Fresno Pacific University, concluded on Friday, June 8 with a celebratory dinner.
The national youth conference for United States Mennonite Brethren youth was put on by MB Biblical Seminary, Tabor College and Fresno Pacific University March 30 – April 3 in Anaheim, California. You can read about the experiences of the 1,000+ participants, including many Ministry Quest students, at the following website: http://www.usmb.org/youth.htm
MB Biblical Seminary values its over 1,400 alumni and over the past three years has been increasing alumni relations efforts for graduates of the Seminary’s three campuses.
“Over the past two years we have worked hard to develop a sustainable program that will nurture our alumni, keep them up to date on current Seminary life and encourage them to support the Seminary through prayers and finance,” says Director of Public Relations, Brad Thiessen.
MB Biblical Seminary’s Ministry Quest program recently completed its annual schedule of fall retreats with 36 students from the US and Canada participating in one of three six-day events on the Fresno campus in August, September and October. The fall retreats are part of the first stage of the one-year Ministry Quest program.
MB Biblical Seminary is proud to announce the recent release of three books authored by faculty members who teach at the Seminary’s Fresno, CA campus. Professor of Pastoral Ministries Raymond Bystrom, Associate Professor of Mission and Theology Mark Baker and Associate Professor of New Testament Jon Isaak all had works go to print during the latter half of 2006.
The three books are examples of the Seminary community’s mission to inspire and equip men and women to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, and to serve and lead in the church and the world.
In September 2006, MB Biblical Seminary’s Ministry Quest program received a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. that will allow the program to continue calling out, developing and training young leaders for churches and their communities through at least 2011.