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"Supporting SKMB Churches and Camps in making disciples."

Virtual Café

Welcome to the SKMB Virtual Café. Watch our introduction video and read each post below. 


25Apr

GeneralApr 25, 2022

May 2022 - Ministry Resource Toolbox

Each month we will be sharing ten resources – articles, webpages, books, etc. – that you can take advantage of to resource your ministry. If you have something you would like to share please leave a comment below.

04Apr

GeneralApr 4, 2022

April 2022 - Resource Toolbox

Each month we will be sharing ten resources – articles, webpages, books, etc. – that you can take advantage of to resource your ministry. If you have something you would like to share please leave a comment below.

05Mar

GeneralMar 5, 2022

March 2022 - Ministry Resource Toolbox

March 2022 Ministry Resource Toolbox

Each month we will be sharing ten resources – articles, webpages, books, etc. – that you can take advantage of to resource your ministry. If you have something you would like to share please leave a comment below.

31Jan

GeneralJan 31, 2022

February 2022 - Ministry Resource Toolbox

February 2022 Ministry Resource Toolbox

Each month we will be sharing ten resources – articles, webpages, books, etc. – that you can take advantage of to resource your ministry. If you have something you would like to share please leave a comment below.

18Jan

Covid-19Jan 18, 2022

Staying In Your Lane

The issues of the world can feel overwhelming, but nothing can overcome or overwhelm the grace and love of God made real through Jesus Christ.  What we have is a personal relationship with the Saviour of the world - the King of Kings who brings a message of hope for a broken world.   I urge all of us to ‘stay in our lane.’  As we follow Jesus, and keep our focus on the ministry of the gospel, we can be confident that we are in the right lane. 

04Jan

GeneralJan 4, 2022

January 2022 - Ministry Resource Toolbox

Each month we will be sharing ten resources – articles, webpages, books, etc. – that you can take advantage of to resource your ministry. If you have something you would like to share please leave a comment below.

 

08Dec

GeneralDec 8, 2021

Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating at Christmas is both a normal and extremely strange practice. My wife Jenn and I had all three of our kids during the Advent season. That provided us with some interesting insight as it reintroduced us to the normalcy and absurdity of the whole Christmas story.

17Nov

GeneralNov 17, 2021

Advent/Christmas Resources

Below are a number of resources for Advent/Christmas.  Please let me know if you have other resources we can add to this list to help support, encourage, and resource one another.  You can send resources to mike@parliamentchurch.com

13Oct

Covid-19Oct 13, 2021

There are Three Sides to a Coin

By looking at COVID in the church as a two-sided issue, I had almost missed the much larger picture of what ministry in COVID meant.  When I invested in this ‘third side’ I began to discern my role as a pastor in a pandemic. 

20Sep

GeneralSep 20, 2021

A Prayer for Healing

A Pandemic Prayer

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3, NIV

 

10Aug

DiscipleshipAug 10, 2021

Rebecoming Human

To be truly human is to experience “life to the full” as Jesus spoke of - fully immersing ourselves in the messy and indelicate milieu of human relationships and experiences that require things of us rather than just serving our own needs.

20Jul

DiscipleshipJul 20, 2021

Difficult Conversations Part 2

How can we respond appropriately as we think about the variety of attitudes that people have toward returning to in-person meetings? 

20Jul

GeneralJul 20, 2021

Difficult Conversations Part 1

 What will shape the kind of conversations that take place as the church re-opens? To regain trust in mutual honesty we first need to rebuild the relational context in which helpful conversation can take place. 

18Jun

Covid-19Jun 18, 2021

Is This a Movie or a Worship Service?

Worship services have taken many different forms throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

08Jun

DiscipleshipJun 8, 2021

Adventures in Discipleship - Episode 3: The Neutral Zone

When we let go of the comfortable, safe and familiar we often have nothing to hang onto but Jesus.

20May

DiscipleshipMay 20, 2021

What Does it Mean to Belong?

05May

May 5, 2021

Adventures in Discipleship Episode 1: Leaving Home

The adventure of discipleship that Jesus calls us to requires many times of 'leaving' that which is comfortable, safe, and familiar.

26Apr

GeneralApr 26, 2021

Peace Amidst Violence, Part II

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other also...

26Apr

GeneralApr 26, 2021

Peace Amidst Violence, Part I

We make a lot of choices, some important, some not so serious. Still other choices will shape our stories in profound, irrevocable ways...

14Apr

Apr 14, 2021

The Medium is the Message

Marshal McLuhan is famous for the quote “the medium is the message”, the idea being that the media through which we communicate determines how we understand the message making the medium more important than the message being communicated.

15Mar

GeneralMar 15, 2021

Digital Discipleship

Covid-19 has brought on a new generation of ministry, requiring us to shift how we reach those we minister to livestreams, video meetings, and messaging are just some of the tools we have been forced to work with in this season of pandemic that is filled with social distancing and self-isolation.  A question lingers in this new reality – can we actually disciple people in an online environment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 10, 2022

CCMBC News

Where to from here?

It was not really the pandemic and its massive collateral damage which posed the most profound challenge for the church, it was waking up afterwards and realizing the cataclysmic culture shift that had taken place over the past two years both inside and outside the church and wondering how to ever re-engage passionately in the mission of making disciples.

Apr 27, 2022

General

Yup, I’m Ready for my Sabbatical

We are a few days away from packing our van up and heading west for a three-month sabbatical with our family. To say we are excited would be an understatement. I know that we aren’t the only ones looking forward to an extended break as many other leaders and pastors are looking to catch their breath and rest after the marathon of the last few years.

SKMB Discipleship Coach – Luke Etelamaki

Apr 6, 2022

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Riverhurst Responds to Ukraine Crisis

Riverhurst Community Church, led by pastor Willard Hasmatali, called his small rural congregation to remember Ukraine in their prayers and giving.