Welcome to the WMBC Blog
We’ll be sharing thoughts, updates, and stories from staff and WMBCers every month.
Last June, I wrote a blog post about how we were planning some changes to what membership (and baptism) would look like at WMBC. Instead of leaving all this work “behind the scenes,” I’d like to bring this out into the open a bit more and talk about what some of these...read more
Have you ever been to the point of no return in your life? I remember swimming across the lake at St. Malo with a couple of friends, and one of them turned out to not be a great swimmer. Not really something you want to learn when you’re about half-way across the...read more
Every parent has experienced this: You’ve been trying to teach your kid some basic principles on how to be a functioning human being for the majority of their life. Then, one day, their teacher, coach, small group leader, etc. says the exact same thing to them, and...read more
Last winter, in the weeks after my daughter was born, my wife and I spent a good deal of time watching Christmas movies on daytime TV. Needless to say, this not critically acclaimed cinema. Every film shared a similar premise: someone’s life is changed for the better...read more
In the Board Report that we put out a few weeks ago, our Board Chair, Conrad Zacharias, wrote the following: “We want to ‘do church on purpose:’ being relevant and reaching our community and culture, not just a continuation of ministry activities that have already...read more
Parents, you have 936 weeks with your child from the day they’re born till the day they graduate High School. With the help of the Parent Cue app, I can quickly see that I only have 672 weeks left with my 7 year old. They go by quickly. As a parent, this is a reminder to me to be intentional with the time that I have with my children.
“When you see how much time you have left you tend to do more with the time you have now.” – Reggie Joiner
This countdown can be a source of anxiety for us or we can use it as motivation to learn how to maximize the weeks we have left. One of ways we consistently encourage parents to maximize this time here at WMBC is to help them “Widen the Circle.”read more
On June 17, Kevin and Nicole Penner dedicated their little baby boy, Aaron, to God in a room at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. Below is their dedication prayer for their son; it is a prayer filled with desperation, love, and hope. It is a powerful declaration of...read more
As long as I can remember, I’ve been a curious person; wanting to know why things are the way they are, or how things came to be that way. However, as I grew up, I came to understand that there were some things that you just didn’t ask questions about. One of those...read more
What is church membership?Over the last several years, more and more people are asking questions about formal membership in the local church. People are wondering what church membership actually means, where its value lies, and why they should consider being members....read more