BFL Pamphlet Series and Other Recommended Resources

As Christians, and as Mennonite Brethren, we express our identity by our position on various social issues. The following pamphlets explain these discipleship related issues.

Ordination Resources

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Ordination Booklet – PRINT

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Ordination Booklet – WEB

BFL Pamphlet Series

1. Identity/Doctrine/Witness

A. Anabaptism: The basic beliefs
B. Baptism and church membership (English | Français)
C. Children and communion
D. Christians and war
E. Christian witness in a world of many faiths
F. Mennonite Brethren: Tell me about them
G. The Bible: Reading with understanding
H. NEW Creation: God’s Revelation in Nature

2. Marriage and Family

A. A more excellent way: Christian marriage in the world
B. Making our weddings Christian
C. When marriages fail (English | Français)
D. Why not just live together?

3. Social/Lifestyle

A. Death and dying
B. Euthanasia and the sanctity of life
C. Finding fulfillment in retirement
D. Homosexuality: A compassionate yet firm response (English | Français)
E. Christians and lotteries
F. Making good viewing choices: Videos, movies and TV
G. Materialism: Blowing the whistle
H. What should we think about suicide?
I. Gambling

The pamphlets are available for download in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

To order printed copies please fill out the order form and email to kindred@mbchurches.ca or call 1-800-545-7322.

Pamphlets are free for Canadian Mennonite Brethren churches and $0.40 each (plus postage) for non-MB and non-Canadian churches/customers.

 

Human Sexuality Resources

The Board of Faith & Life Study Guide (including discussion guide) is available for all groups and individuals who would like to learn more about human sexuality.

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The following are resources (downloadable PDFs) around the topic of human sexuality recommended by CCMBC’s Board of Faith and Life. For more information about any of these resources, please go to the MCC Canada website.

A. Pornography: Lies, Truth, Hope
This MCC booklet explores the dangers of pornography and helps find ways to prevent and overcome the harm it causes.

B. Home Shouldn’t be a Place that Hurts
This MCC pamphlet addresses the issue of family violence and abuse.

C. Abuse: Response and Prevention
This MCC booklet is a guide for church leaders seeking to address the issue of abuse in the church and home.

D. Understanding Sexual Abuse by a Church Leader
This MCC booklet deals with the complex issues surrounding sexual abuse within the church, providing a clear definition of what constitutes sexual abuse by a church leader or caregiver.

Women in Ministry Leadership Resources

A. Mennonite Brethren resolutions on women in ministry leadership (1879-2006)
B. Board of Faith and Life Study Conference 2005 – Women in Ministry Leadership (2005)
C. Board of Faith and Life Resolution (2006)

Close to Home Pamphlet Series

Close to Home is a pamphlet series produced by the Mennonite Publishing Network and available for order through Kindred Productions. The pamphlets address difficult personal issues such as addiction, compulsive behaviour, mental disorders, infertility, marital discord or the experience of abuse.

This resource is neither a substitute for therapy, nor the definitive word on the issue. It’s simply a starting point – using Scripture and the support of a caring Christian community – to move toward healing and wholeness.

The pamphlets are neither a substitute for therapy, nor the definitive word on the issues. They are bridges toward healing. They use the resources of sound therapy, Christian faith, the Bible, and the caring environment of the church. – See more at: http://resources.mennonitechurch.ca/ResourceView/31/9688#sthash.XWmiz3TR.dpuf
Do you know people who suffer in silence because they don’t know how to name and deal with a difficult personal issue such as an addiction, compulsive behavior, mental disorder, or experience of abuse?The Close to Home series is designed to help Christian caregivers invite others to journey toward wholeness.An integrated path toward healing. The pamphlets are neither a substitute for therapy, nor the definitive word on the issues. They are bridges toward healing. They use the resources of sound therapy, Christian faith, the Bible, and the caring environment of the church. – See more at: http://resources.mennonitechurch.ca/ResourceView/31/9688#sthash.XWmiz3TR.dpuf

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