ABMB is committed to cultivating a community of healthy disciple-making churches and ministries.
Our churches and ministries are “back at it in full swing”! The opportunities and the challenges are exhilarating and also wearying. The apostle’s prayer in Ephesians 3 seems appropriate for this season: “To him who is able to do more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” (3:20).
ABMB is Focusing on Four Priorities
Overall, ABMB has been on a pathway of increasing cohesion in our collective mission. We continue in our commitment to our theological positions as articulated in our Confession, and while those conversations are not always easy, they have also proven to increase our unity. We continue to plan toward increased multiplying discipleship, offering access to a discipling coach. There is an apparent awakening in society for spiritual things, to explore the supernatural; we want to be prepared for a harvest that is surely coming!
RUKINISHA Nkundabatware, age 52, was a member of Goshen Church (Congolese) and a permanent resident of Canada since 2014. He was married and had 7 children. He was stabbed and killed on Sunday night July 9, 2023, at the Belvedere Train Station in Edmonton while coming home after a prayer visit to a family who had recently arrived in Canada. He was looking for work and his wife recently had surgery and is unable to work.
Goshen Church mobilized the community around them and were able to gather enough funds to cover funeral and burial costs. ABMB churches were also encouraged to provide support, and as a result raised over $20,000 to assist the family moving forward.
This is what God’s family does in a time of loss and tragedy! We come together to pray for each other and support one another in our time of need. We bear each other’s burdens.