Recent News and Upcoming Events
One of the most powerful tools any one of us has for evangelism is our personal testimony! So each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., we will be posting a video with believers in our local church giving their salvation testimonies of how the Lord has worked in their lives. We look forward to uploading a new video each week for the next couple of months and hope that God will use this "Testimony Tuesday" series to encourage your own heart and bring others to Christ!
Pastor Luke began his new sermon series on July 12, "The God of Elijah." If you are not able to join us in person on Sunday mornings, the videos will be available each Sunday afternoon. We are looking forward to this series of messages pointing us to the wonderful God of Elijah who is our God today!
On March 22, 2020, the Province of Nova Scotia officially declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For three months, all services have been broadcasted online only. Now, as there have been no new cases of COVID in Nova Scotia since the second week of June, Public Health has lifted some restrictions. Therefore, as of June 21, our in-person gatherings for services (Sunday AM & PM plus Midweek Bible Study) will reconvene in the church building but with a limit of 50 people for each service and all social distancing protocols in place. Audio and video of these services will continue to be posted and will be available a few hours after each service. Thank you for your understanding!
"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints" (Psalm 116:15). Our dear brother Dan Finch went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday, June 5th. He will be greatly missed by all of us here, but we thank the Lord for his years of missionary service at the Peoples Gospel Hour and for his fellowship at Missionary Bible Church.
For our Sunday morning service this week (May 31st), we will be meeting in our cars at Missionary Bible Church for a parking lot service (unfortunately, due to the very limited space, this service will need to be limited to church family only and not guests or visitors at this time). As we are following public health guidelines for drive-in services, Pastor Luke will be broadcasting his message at 11 a.m. on a short-range frequency of 89.5 FM to those inside their cars. We trust the Lord for a blessed time of being together, though still apart!
Our annual Week of Prayer begins Monday, January 6th and continues through Friday, January 10th. Along with a time of hymn singing and prayer, Pastor Luke will be bringing a series on Having a Vision in 2020. If you are in the Halifax area, join us for as many evenings as you can. For friends farther away, we can still meet at the Throne of Grace. Let's all start the New Year seeking the Lord!
Coming Soon: A Saturday that our MBC Sunday School children look forward to all year long! Our annual event starts with the singing of favourite choruses, then we listen to a challenging Bible story, divide into teams and play an hour of great games, followed by a BBQ lunch and treats, with ribbons awarded at the end! Please be in prayer for this special day coming up next Saturday.
Our Annual Bible Conference begins this coming Sunday! Our guest speaker will be Pastor Mark Alcock from Mississauga, Ontario. Remember that we will have a fellowship supper following both Sunday evening services (August 4th and 11th). Make your plans to attend as you are able, and please pray with us for God's blessing during this wonderful week that we anticipate each summer. We hope to see you there!
Our Ladies Fellowship will take place at Missionary Bible Church Saturday morning, June 8th, starting at 10 a.m. This Saturday will include a brunch, and ladies are invited to bring a favorite dish to share or feel free to just come and enjoy what others have brought. Join us for a wonderful time of Bible study and fellowship. All are welcome!
Pastor Luke's new Sunday morning sermon series from the book of Colossians began this past Sunday. Join us each Lord's Day morning if you are in the area, or listen in via the website's Sermons page if you are not close enough to attend in person. We anticipate a real blessing in the weeks to come from this wonderful epistle that reminds us it's ALL about Him!
The messages preached by Missionary Walter Stevens are now available online. If you were unable to attend our Spring Conference last week, missed some of the evenings, or would just like to listen again, visit www.mbchalifax.com/sermons. We pray these messages will continue to be a blessing to God's people near and far!
For all services today, we are blessed to have Brother Jacques Brind'Amour bringing the Word of God to us. He is a church planter serving the Lord in Quebec. We will also be enjoying a fellowship with refreshments after the evening service. Come to each service as you are able for a real blessing May 19th!
Our annual Week of Prayer begins this Monday and continues through Friday. Along with a time of hymn singing and prayer, Pastor Luke will be bringing a Bible study series on "Men For Today" from 1 Chronicles 12:32. If you are in the Halifax area, join us for as many evenings as you can. For friends farther away, we can still meet at the Throne of Grace. Let's all start the New Year seeking the Lord!
Starting September 9, Pastor Luke is bringing a new series of messages on Sunday evenings, "The Journey of Faith," where we will be learning lessons from the life of Abraham in Genesis 12-25. If you are not in the Halifax area, you can find all MBC sermons, including this series, on the Sermons page of www.mbchalifax.com. We look forward to hearing the messages God has laid on Pastor Luke's heart as he takes us through these chapters in the weeks to come. Please join us!
What does it really mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? How do we follow Christ's teaching? What does that look like in everyday living? We invite you to join us this week for our Annual Bible Conference, August 5-12, as we consider Christ's sermon on the mount with Pastor Gary Bohman. (Service time Monday to Saturday is 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.)
:) We are ready to begin our first day of JUNGLE HOSPITAL Daily Vacation Bible School (July 16-20 from 1-4 p.m.)! Please pray for God's blessing as children (ages 5-12) are ministered to with exciting Bible lessons, the missionary biography of Dr. Carl Becker, games, snacks, crafts and more! We are praying that God will work in the hearts of all our children, that each one would be saved and live a life of fruitfulness for His glory!
Starting on Monday, July 16th, we will be having our summer Vacation Bible School at Missionary Bible Church! This year's theme is "Jungle Hospital," with songs, Bible lessons by Pastor Luke, games, crafts, snacks, and the real-life missionary story of Dr. Carl Becker each afternoon. Monday to Friday (July 16-20) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for kids ages 5 and up. :D We are looking forward to it!
We are excited to announce that weekly sermons are now available on our website! Visit the Sermons page at mbchalifax.com to listen online or download. New sermons will be added weekly from our Sunday morning and evening services as well as Wednesday Bible studies. We trust they will be a blessing to you!
Good News! Our shipment of John and Romans arrived today, so we are all set to begin assembling and distributing them in anticipation of Friend Sunday coming up on October 15th. Beginning this Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., we will meet at the church to assemble the flyers and Scripture booklets for distribution. Pray with us for the power of God's Word to reach hearts as it goes out into our community!
Praying for our students as they finish up their first week back to school! Our Joy Club tonight will focus on reminders of how to live for Christ during the upcoming school year. "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him" (Colossians 3:17).
Will you be in Halifax this coming weekend to enjoy the Tall Ships Regatta? Why not plan to join us for one or more of our services during our annual week of Bible conference at Missionary Bible Church, located in downtown Halifax, just minutes from the Halifax waterfront? A warm welcome awaits you and we trust the preaching of God's Word will be a blessing to you.
All are invited to our Annual Bible Conference starting July 30th. We are anticipating a wonderful week of meetings as we open the Word of God together. We hope you will make plans to join us! "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen" (2 Peter 3:18).
Our new Sunday evening series turns our attention to the book of First Corinthians. Come for a blessing every Sunday evening starting at 6 p.m. as we see Christ lifted up throughout this New Testament epistle. "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18).
We are happy to announce that Bro. Luke Higgs will be the new pastor of Missionary Bible Church starting this Sunday, May 7th. We praise the Lord for calling him into the ministry and for his desire to shepherd our flock in the years ahead. Please join us in prayer as we seek the Lord's blessing on Pastor Luke, his family, and his future ministry with us. To God be the glory!