Have you watched one of those videos on YouTube where someone puts on a pair of EnChroma glasses and sees colour for the first time?  I love those videos!  Seriously, go do a google search of “seeing colour for the first time” and watch a couple, the reactions are...
Membership: Behind the Scenes

Membership: Behind the Scenes

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...
All In

All In

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...
Widening the Circle for our Kids

Widening the Circle for our Kids

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...
Christmas for the City

Christmas for the City

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...
Doing Church On Purpose

Doing Church On Purpose

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...