We are a multi-generational church located in north-east Winnipeg who meet Sunday mornings for Christian worship. Our desire is to make everyone feel welcome in our gathering and to encourage each other in our walk of faith in Jesus Christ. Our worship service is lead by a live band, complemented with stage lighting and multimedia. Each Sunday we hear biblical teaching that is relevant to our lives in today's world.
Our hope is that we will MEET GOD, LOVE GOD and SERVE GOD. We are a people on a journey toward God and each of the three parts of our mission is necessary to move us along this journey. Our starting point is Jesus Christ.
We live that mission out by emphasizing the following core values:
Jesus - the Bible points us to Jesus and in return we point everything we do back to him.
Gospel - for forgiveness, life change and joy, we depend on what God has done for us and not what we have done for God.
Bible - we teach the Bible as it is for people as they are.
Community - because of Jesus, we are part of an extended family and as a family we help each other out in life, in faith, in joy and in sorrow.
Mission - Jesus calls us to love people not just with words but with our actions.
Knowing that we still have a long way to go to become like Jesus, and need a lot of God’s grace and forgiveness along the way, we are a Church striving to become people who are known to be…
Loving. Forgiving. Faithful. Humble.
Generous. Honest. Truthful. Biblical.
We celebrate the grace and love of God that is revealed in Jesus Christ. “God proves His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
The staff team here at NKMB Church is made up of men and women who love and care for the people of this church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at email@example.com
Victor has been serving as the lead and primary teaching pastor of NKMB since 2008. He and his wife Elaine moved to Winnipeg from Dallas Texas where Victor served as an associate pastor at Grace Bible Church. He enjoys all things that fly, from birds to RC airplanes to NASA spacecraft. Victor graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2001 and has worked as a physics & drama teacher in addition to 6 years in the telecom industry.
Tanya ensures that everything Children's Ministry runs smoothly, and has been part of NKMB her entire life. Tanya graduated from the U of M in 1996 with a B.A and joined the staff at NKMB in July of 2010. Tanya and her husband have 5 children and have been leading summer VBS for many years. She is involved with summer camp, school lunch, classroom help, and is at her children’s schools as a member of the Parent Councils.
Cathy has a passion for teaching kids about Jesus. Cathy graduated from CMBC (now CMU) with a Bachelor of Church Music. Currently Cathy is working on completing a Children's Ministry degree. She joined the staff at NKMB in January 2017. Cathy and her husband, Dan, have 4 children. When not a work Cathy loves to spend time playing board games with her family and going on road trips to discover all of God's amazing creation!
Ben leads NKMB's worship and Middle School ministries and joined the staff team in 2009. Although he holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from the University of Winnipeg, he felt the call into vocational ministry early on and served with Camp Cedarwood for 14 years before his transition into pastoral ministry. Ben’s interests include guitar, karate, and the quest to brew the perfect home espresso.
Justin serves NKMB with a focus on production and student ministry. He looks after the media, and communications aspects of NKMB, as well as finding time to encourage and walk alongside our high school students. Justin holds a theatre & film degree from the University of Winnipeg and enjoys board games and exploring the Manitoban countryside on his ATV.
Alysha ensures our youth ministries are a fun place for teens to be and has attended NKMB her whole life. She is studying Recreation Management and Community Development at the University of Manitoba and hopes to graduate in the 2018-2019 school year. She joined the staff at NKMB in February 2017. Outside of church she spends her free time studying, studying, and occasionally studying.
Paulhans and his wife Roselly have been serving NKMB's German language community since November 2007. They moved to Winnipeg from South-America in 2003, where Paulhans served as a conference youth pastor for 9 years. Paulhans graduated from Cemta Seminary in Paraguay in 1991.
Elizabeth organizes NKMB's various small groups and woman's groups. Originally from southern Ontario, She and her husband relocated to Manitoba in 2000, ministering to children and youth at Eagle Bay Camp, and then as a founding Director of Pathway Camp Ministries, working exclusively in Aboriginal communities. She received her BA in Biblical Studies from Briercrest College & Seminary.
Anne keeps NKMB running smoothly and has had a wide variety of work experiences and possesses a strong urge to organize. She has a love for ministry in the church. Anne and her husband Roger enjoy family times with their children and grandchildren. She is an avid gardener and quilter. She worships at McIvor Ave. MB Church on Sunday mornings.
Hanna keeps our facility spotless. She has worked here since 2008. In the course of her work, she is able to bless many people, and receives blessings as well. Hanna likes to spend her vacation ministering to women in Cuba and Honduras. She loves gardening, cooking and crafts.
We believe in God as eternal Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created and sustains the universe. The eternal purpose of God the Father is to create a people who will bring glory to God forever. God alone is worthy of worship.
We believe that God became human in Jesus Christ. Jesus came to restore the world because humans have rejected God in disobedience. Jesus taught and modeled the way of God’s kingdom. He died on the cross, making it possible for us to accept a renewed relationship with God. He rose from the dead, broke the power of sin and death, and frees us to live in obedience to God’s will.
We believe that God the Holy Spirit invites all people to be reconciled with God and to join the global family of faith. Believers confess their faith, are baptized, and join in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and guided by the Bible, members of the church seek to live as followers of Christ and invite others to experience this new life.
As Christians, we are called to turn: ...from ignorance of God to a personal relationship with God ...from bondage of sin and past mistakes to freedom, forgiveness, and healing ...from individualism to interdependence with others in the local church ...from lifestyle choices that harm us, others, and the earth to choices that nurture wholeness, healing, joy, and peace ...from hating enemies and ignoring neighbours to showing love and justice to all ...from loving possessions to sharing with all in need ...from aimless existence to a mission of representing and proclaiming God's kingdom on earth.
As Christians, we look forward to the day when God will once again send Jesus to bring all things under God's eternal rule.