One of the most amazing ministry leadership passages in the New Testament is tucked away at the end of Acts 18. Apollos, a gifted and powerful teacher and preacher, was demonstrably effective in mission and ministry. Yet something was missing. Priscilla and her husband Aquila knew what it was. They came alongside him and “explained the way of God more adequately” (v 26).
What was the result? Apollos became a great help to new believers in Achaia, and he proved from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah. Eventually, he was even mentioned in the same breath as Paul and Peter in 1 Corinthians 1:12. All because someone came alongside him and helped equip him for life and ministry.
This is the heartbeat of MB Seminary! To educate and equip disciples of Jesus for the sake of God’s kingdom and mission.
Consider, for instance, our new medium, “Navigate: Faith and Life with MB Seminary,” a three-times per year conversation designed to answer questions of how our faith should shape how we engage a given topic. Our first event in November equipped our MB family across the country to engage and respond to the issue of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).
Faculty members Dr. Doug Heidebrecht and Dr. Brian Cooper offered thoughts on the biblical and theological implications of life, death, and suffering from an MB perspective. They were followed by Dr. Gloria Woodland’s presentation which bridged the gap between our theological conclusions and the reality of walking alongside those impacted by MAiD. These presentations, along with questions submitted by online participants, began a rich conversation of faith and life within our MB community.
Whether it is graduate theological education, our bi-annual devotional series, or series events such as Navigate, your generosity enables MB Seminary to shape leaders and change lives across the country and the world. Thank you for financially supporting MB Seminary in 2020. Together, we make a difference as we navigate faith and life in our complex world that desperately needs a Saviour.
Thank you for being a part of the ministry of MB Seminary!