In spring 2010, Highland Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C., hosted a three-part series of conversations on unanswered prayer. The following is an excerpt from a panel discussion with congregation member and spiritual director Steve Imbach and author of Can You Hear Me? Brad Jersak, hosted by pastors Andrew Dyck and J Janzen
It is not surprising to see spiritual director Steve Imbach interviewed by this MB pastor. In 2002, the MB Herald reported that…
“Andrew Dyck of King Road MB Church in Abbotsford, B.C. was awarded a Study Grant for Pastoral Leaders given out by The Louisville Institute. He was one of only 40 pastors from across North America to receive the award in 2002, out of 236 applicants…
Dyck also joined nine other MBs to begin a two-year series of retreats and spiritual direction under the leadership of Steve Imbach, focusing on prayer, listening to God and discernment; this experience is intended to prepare them to give spiritual direction to others.”
-Mennonite Brethren Herald • Volume 41, No. 14 • August 2, 2002
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It was only a matter of time until this spiritual direction led by Imbach would lead to more contemplative spirituality and eventually go mainstream in the Mennonite Brethren churches.
Steve Imbach co-founded the contemplative SoulStream (soulstream.org) for those seeking a contemplative community through spiritual direction training, retreats and courses in the Vancouver area. One of the organizations that Soul Stream links to is Fresh Wind Press, which specializes in the “Listening Prayer Resources” of Brad and Eden Jersak. Click here to continue reading and for citations.