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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. 


05Jul

GeneralJul 5, 2023

July/August 2023 Ministry Toolbox

Each month we post a new list of ten links to help encourage you, resource you and challenge you in your ministry.  This post is for both July and August 2023.  

30May

GeneralMay 30, 2023

June 2023 - Ministry Toolbox - Summer Personal Growth Ideas

Every month we post 10 resources to help you in your ministry. This month we've posted ten ideas to help you grow as a ministry leader over the summer. 

29May

May 29, 2023

June 2023 - SKMB Newsletter Content

This post contains the full articles of the content linked to in the SKMB June Newsletter.

02May

May 2, 2023

May 2023 - Ministry Toolbox

Each month we share ten links to different resources to help equip, encourage and enhance your ministry. This month our focus is on Children's Ministry.

29Mar

GeneralMar 29, 2023

April 2023 - Ministry Toolbox

Each month we post a list of 10 resources to help support and equip you in your ministry.

06Mar

GeneralMar 6, 2023

March 2023 - Ministry Toolbox - MAiD Resources

Each month we post a list of ten resources for ministry leaders. This month we are posting resources around the topic of Medical Assistance in Death in Canada.

06Feb

GeneralFeb 6, 2023

February 2023 - Ministry Toolbox

Welcome to our first Ministry Toolbox of 2023 where we share ten resources to help equip you in ministry and as a follower of Jesus. 

01Dec

GeneralDec 1, 2022

December 2022 - Ministry Toolbox - Advent and Christmas Edition

Each month we post a list of ten resources for ministry leaders. This month we are sharing ten resources for Advent and Christmas.https://open.life.church/christmas

07Nov

GeneralNov 7, 2022

November 2022 - Ministry Toolbox - Worship Edition

Each month we share ten resources that may be useful in ministry. This month we are sharing 10 new worship songs and hymns for you to consider for corporate worship or for your own personal times of worship.

03Oct

GeneralOct 3, 2022

October 2022 - Ministry Resource Toolbox

Each month we be share ten resources – articles, webpages, books, etc. – that you can take advantage of to resource your ministry.

29Aug

GeneralAug 29, 2022

September 2022 - Ministry Resource Toolbox

Each month we be share ten resources – articles, webpages, books, etc. – that you can take advantage of to resource your ministry.

29Jun

GeneralJun 29, 2022

July/August 2022 - Ministry Toolbox

Each month we be share ten resources – articles, webpages, books, etc. – that you can take advantage of to resource your ministry.

07Jun

Jun 7, 2022

June 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.

25May

DiscipleshipMay 25, 2022

The Proof is in the Pudding

Our claim to be peacemakers is only as valid as our actions reflect that value in the world around us.

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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Dear SKMB Family,

For me, it’s not the cold or snow that makes winter a hard season to slog through, it’s the darkness. I truly look forward to winter solstice when the movement toward ever darker days pivots and we begin to see more daylight.