Bible teaching is the cornerstone of our ministry at MBC. Every summer we host a full roster of gifted bible teachers who will encourage and equip you, to the glory of God. We also offer engaging programs for kids and youth throughout the summer. Space fills up quickly, so be sure to book early!
Chapel services are offered at 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings, and at 9:30 AM Monday to Friday. During the evenings, Monday through Thursday, we are hosting various workshops including a Q&A with the Bible teacher of the week.
Summer 2022 Teachers
Click on a name to see their biography and social media.
MBC Kids Ministry
A Perfect Place for Your Kids This Summer
Muskoka Bible Centre loves families! We provide a fun and interactive children’s program offering an intentional experience for each child. Our desire is to see children connect with God and each other in a way that will lay a strong foundation for their faith journey. Our high energy, biblically-based programming will inspire your children to explore and experience God’s truth in everyday life!
Kids Min Summer 2022
Kids Min is designed for children whose parents attend our adult morning chapel. Our doors open 15 minutes prior to the start of chapel so you can drop your child off and arrive on time for morning worship.
Each morning we will have a bible story taught in a memorable way, music they will love to sing, a craft that relates to the lesson they learned and some active outdoor games.
Please note: Kids Min is only available for weeks 1-8. Family programming is available for week 9.
Age Groups Registration
- Little Steps: 18-35 months
- Hoppers: 3-4 years old
- Jumpers: JK/SK completed
- Skippers: Grade 1-3 completed
The Kids Min schedule is listed below. Please note that Kids Min is only offered in the morning.
MBC Youth Ministry
Build lifelong friendships in the Youth Ministry at MBC
Welcome to Youth Ministry for Summer 2022! The Youth Ministry Program at Muskoka Bible Centre is a great way for youth to connect with God, make amazing friends, and get outdoors for fun this summer.
Our Youth Ministry program seeks to engage youth through the building of quality community experiences where our youth ministry staff form relationships and provide healthy role modeling. Youth can engage in an interactive teaching session and wide games each evening.
Please note: Youth Min is only available for weeks 1-8. Family programming is available for week 9.
Age Groups Registration
Youth who have completed the following grades are welcome to join us.
- XT (Cross Trainers)
Grade 4 to 5 (completed end of June)
Grade 6 to 7 (completed end of June)
- YAC (Youth Adoring Christ)
Grade 8 to 12 (completed end of June)
The Youth Min schedule is shown below. Please note that Youth Min is only offered in the evening.
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“This year at Youth, my daughter was impacted by one of the speaker’s earlier in the summer. Part of the talk was related to the verse in Jeremiah which talks about the heart being deceitful above all things and who can know it. This was important to her in this culture and time which seems to insist that if it ‘feels’ right, it must be right.”
Transforming Culture Seminars – Mondays at 7:00pm at the Chapel
As the world rapidly changes around us, we want to help equip you to answer some of the hard questions. Led by our Bible teacher (or special guest), sessions are designed for youth age and up.
|Week||Dates||Chapel Speaker||Seminar Speaker|
|1||July 2-9, 2022||Dwayne Cline||Dwayne Cline|
|2||July 9-16, 2022||Michael Pawelke||Michael Pawelke|
|3||July 16-23, 2022||John Neufeld||Kevin Wilcox|
|4||July 23-30, 2022||Stephen Bray||Stephen Bray|
|5||July 30 – August 6, 2022||Stephen Yuille||Dr. Laura Lewis|
|6||August 6-13, 2022||Kirk Wellum, Michael Haykin||Michael Haykin|
|7||August 13-20, 2022||Scotty Smith||Scotty Smith|
|8||August 20-27, 2022||Steve West||Steve West|
|9||August 27 – Sept. 3, 2022||Sean Sheeran||Sean Sheeran|
Resilient Family Workshops – Fridays at 11:00am on the Chapel Patio
We want your family to be growing together, so we’ve brought together a series of workshops on all sorts of topics.
- Start ‘Em Young: What does it look like to teach our young children about God in a world that says that we have to let them make their own choices? Luke LaRocque, MBC’s Director of Ministry, is in the middle of raising a young family himself. Join him and other parents for a conversation about how to teach our kids to follow God as they grow up in a difficult world. Who knows? You may walk away with some useful resources that your family will use!
- Hope For Hurting Parents: A facilitated discussion time to encourage parents through the hard seasons. Come on out to engage in conversations with other parents who ‘get it’. Some tools and resources to help build resilience as parents will be shared each week. There will be some specific focus on parenting teens. August 5th: If you’re joining us during Week 5, you’re invited to a third stream of our Resilient Family Workshops: Ellie & Jeff Kendrick are joining us to talk about life for families living with exceptionalities.
Estate Planning & Legacy Giving Workshop – Wednesday, July 13 at 1:00pm and Wednesday August 10 at 1:00pm in the Chapel
Gord Baptist, Fellowship Advancement Director, will be here to engage you in a conversation about planned giving. This will include basic content such as how to set up a will, the importance of power of attorney and exploring how to advance Kingdom work through legacy bequests.
Dwayne has been the lead pastor of James North Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario since January 1995. He was raised in rural Ontario. God saved him at a young age. After graduating from Tyndale College, God called him to pastor in the heart of Hamilton. The North End of Hamilton was the third poorest community in Canada when Dwayne started pastoring the church. James North offers a variety of ministries in the neighbourhood which cares for over 450 unchurched individuals and families each week. In the fall of 2020, they opened their new worship and ministry facility which includes 45 supportive and affordable apartments for those struggling with homelessness. Dwayne married Aimee in 1998 and they are blessed with four amazing children. They are also business owners of a storefront Aimee runs in Hamilton. Dwayne speaks in a variety of forums across the country. He looks forward to being back at MBC!
Dr. Michael B. Pawelke first came to know the Lord through reading a Gideon New Testament during his teenage years when his parents were going through a turbulent divorce. It was during this difficult time that Pawelke trusted the Lord and began his journey with Christ.
Today, Michael strives to honour the Lord in everything he does, including his role as Briercrest College and Seminary’s sixth president. With a vision of “educating disciples, equipping the Church, and engaging our world” Pawelke aims to continually grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ himself. Prior to stepping into his role as president, Michael served in pastoral roles in Manitoba and Ontario, including 19 years as senior pastor of Compass Point Bible Church in Burlington.
Michael has an earned doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an honorary doctorate from Briercrest Biblical Seminary, an MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BRE from Briercrest Bible Institute. Michael presently teachers on leadership and pastoral ministry in both the college and the seminary and speaks frequently in churches.
Michael and his wife Linda have two adult children, a son-in-law, and two wonderful grandchildren.
Michael roots are in Muskoka and loves boating. However, he doesn’t get many opportunities for a boat ride in the prairies! Hint, hint.
The website for the Briercrest is https://briercrest.ca, there you will find some of Michael’s chapel messages.
He also just completed a video called Keeping the Faith: https://www.briercrest.ca/give/
John Neufeld graduated from Columbia Bible College and University of Saskatchewan (BA), Fuller Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Trinity International University (DMin). While doing these studies he was also pastoring, now having completed 35 years pastoring. Most recently this was at one of the largest growing churches in Burnaby, BC. John has been a Canadian member of TGC USA and was a founder of the Canadian TGC until becoming the Bible teacher for Back to the Bible Canada as well as Back to the Bible India. Back to the Bible Canada is heard on about 100 radio stations across the country where John is known for his detailed and clarifying Bible exposition. He is the author of “Making the Most of Your Salvation”, and ‘Heaven and Hell’.
John and Kathy have been married for 44 years, and have been blessed with 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Steve Bray attended both Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and Kingston Baptist Bible College for his undergraduate studies and Calvary Baptist Seminary for his (MDiv). He has been in pastoral ministry for over 20 years serving in both Fellowship and Canadian Baptist churches Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and currently as Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Steve started TGC Atlantic Canada www.tgcatlanticcanada.com and is a founding member of the TGC Canada Council. ca.thegospelcoalition.org He is the Director of Mile One Mission and is dedicated to planting Churches and seeing indigenous Newfoundlanders raised up to reach Canada’s most easterly province.
Steve is the Lead Elder of Calvary Baptist Church and the Executive Director of Mile One Mission dedicated to planting Churches and seeing indigenous Newfoundlanders raised up to reach Canada’s most easterly province. Their goal and vision is to see 10 Churches planted by 2030. Steve is the blessed husband of Debbie, his childhood sweetheart and proud father of 3 beautiful children, Brandon, Jordan and Abigail. You can find Steve’s Church at www.calvarybaptistnl.ca
Mile One Mission: https://www.mileonemission.ca
Mile One Mission Media: https://www.mileonemission.ca/media
Calvary Baptist Church: https://www.calvarybaptistnl.ca
Calvary Baptist YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Yc3ixNTepwDaD7QLt0mOQ
Dr. J. Stephen Yuille has been married to Alison since 1991. They have two daughters, Laura and Emma. Dr. Yuille has over twenty years of ministry experience, including serving as a missionary in Portugal, pastoring churches in Ontario and Texas, and teaching at several colleges and seminaries. In addition to serving as Vice President of Academics at Heritage College & Seminary, he is an Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to publishing books and articles related to English Puritanism, he has authored several popular works, including: A Hope Deferred: Adoption and the Fatherhood of God; Longing for Home: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent; and The Path of Life: Blessedness in Seasons of Lament. In his free time, Dr. Yuille enjoys hiking, fishing, and mountain biking.
Michael A. G. Haykin is on the core faculty of Heritage College and Seminary as Professor of Church History and also serves as Professor and Chair of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at Southern Seminary. He is married to Alison and they are members of West Highland Baptist Church (FEBC) in Hamilton, Ontario. They have two adult children who are both married: Victoria (and Mischa) living in Vienna, Austria, and Nigel (and Sharon), working as a lawyer in Hamilton, Ontraio. He is a big believer in helping local churches develop an appreciation of the significance of Church History for their churches and to this end he has written or edited nearly a dozen local church histories. He has also written widely on fourth-century Christianity in the Roman Imperium and eighteenth-century British Baptists, in particular, the life and ministry of Andrew Fuller, and his circle of friends that included William Carey.
Kirk Wellum is the Principal of Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College where he also teaches systematic and pastoral theology. Prior to coming to TBS he served as the pastor of 3 churches in southern Ontario. He believes in the importance of theological training in order to prepare the next generation of Christians for leadership in the church and faithful witness in an increasingly challenging world. He has contributed to a number of books and writes articles for various Christian publications. He also enjoys speaking in churches in Ontario and beyond as he has the opportunity.
Scotty Smith is founding pastor and pastor emeritus of Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN. He currently serves as Teacher in Residence at West End Community Church, Nashville TN. He has written 10 books, is a mentor, coach, ministry consultant, seminary professor and vocational discipler. Among his joys are his wife of 50 years (Darlene), two children and four grandchildren, fly-fishing, baking, walking 7 miles a day, and encouraging God’s people in the riches of the Gospel.
Steve West (PhD) serves as the pastor of Madoc Baptist Church in Madoc, Ontario. In addition to pastoral ministry, Steve serves as an adjunct professor at Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge. He has preached and taught courses in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Steve is the author of several books and a frequent contributor to a variety of publications. Recent books include Resurrection, Scripture, and Reformed Apologetics (McMaster Theological Studies Series), Head, Heart, Hands: Life-Transforming Apologetics, and published sermons in A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals, and Other Occasions. His ministry focuses on biblical preaching, theological engagement, and exploring and defending the Christian worldview.
Originally from Scotland, Sean moved to Canada as a teenager in 2001. A non-Christian at the time, he was invited to attend Hespeler Baptist Church in Cambridge, Ontario. Through the preaching of the gospel and the friendship of Christians, God showed him of his need to repent of his sin and trust in Christ for salvation. This was an altogether different experience and message from his Roman Catholic upbringing. From there Sean attended Heritage Bible college, graduating the same year he came on staff full-time at Hespeler Baptist as Associate Pastor. In 2013 he made the transition to serving as Lead pastor. He has been married to his high-school sweetheart, Meredith, for fifteen years and together they have four children: Cole, Luke, Hallë and Isaiah. When not reading or chipping away at his MDiv at Heritage (almost finished!), you’d find Sean and his family hiking, biking, rock climbing, paddle-boarding, making music, or playing board & video games. They look forward to being with you for this week of the summer.
Church YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCJr6204KtLw3UdUhoehz6ag
Gospel Coalition Canada: https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/profile/sean-sheeran
Northern Lights Steel Orchestra
One of the largest steelpan groups in North America, the Northern Lights Steel Orchestra is a non-profit organization with the simple goal of promoting the steelpan art form. Having taken this sweet sounding Caribbean instrument beyond a novel form of tropical entertainment, the NLSO delivers an impressive fusion of musical styles for maximum enjoyment while adding a unique bit to the cultural life of the community.
Celebrating more than 30 years of ministry together, The Master’s Four are recognized today as one of Canada’s leading gospel quartets.
The group was originally formed in 1985 at Unionville Alliance Church in Unionville, Ontario, Canada. Known in those days as “The Unionville Boys”, the quartet quickly gained a local following through appearances at Churches, banquets, conferences and community events throughout Southern Ontario.
As the ministry grew, the quartet was renamed “The Master’s Four”, reflecting their commitment to an expanded ministry and to the message of Grace and Hope that is engrained in their music. Today, the current members of The Master’s Four continue to touch hearts and lives with this message through their unique blend of traditional, contemporary and southern gospel music.
John & Merissa Gleason
John and Merissa were both born in Windsor Essex County and live there today but many of John’s childhood memories were made at MBC.
They have been married for 8 years and met while attending the same youth group at Meadowbook Church when they were 17.
John and Merissa both work full-time for the same employer in different departments. John also runs a small business on the side in auto manufacturing.
While both have ‘ day jobs’, each are heavily involved in the worship ministry at Meadowbrook Church. They absolutely LOVE leading people into God’s presence through musical worship and encouragement.
At the beginning of 2021, Merissa started a song writing journey which is something she felt God had been asking her to do for a long time. Through the Lord’s strength, John and Merissa made it through some very challenging seasons and felt that those seasons had inspired her to write and express the heart of God through music.
They are thrilled to sing, and lead worship in the beauty of His creation!
Hannah Maxson is passionate about engaging and facilitating the Church in worship. Seeing God’s people worship Him in Spirit and in truth is the joy and privilege of leading with voices raised to the only one who is worthy (Jesus Christ!). Hannah has been burdened and striven to do this these past two and a half decades starting as a teen and serving in various worship leading/directing capacities over the years. Hannah is married to Ryan (Pastor at Riverside Baptist) and mom to Samuel, Melody and Hope. Hannah will be joined by brother-in-law, Brad Timson. Brad, a skilled musician and singer as well, is married to Marielle and they have 3 young children. Brad is also passionate about leading people to the throne of God through music and song.
Charles, who is the lead AV technician at Muskoka Bible Centre is also known as an accomplished musician playing several instruments. He has always felt a deep calling to use his talents in service of God. In his spare time, Charles likes to record his own songs at his recording studio in Port Sydney and uses various instruments to lay all his own tracks and background tracks for playing live.
Shane & Angela Wiebe
Shane and Angela met during a choir tour in Germany 21 years ago. They married in 2003, and though they have been singing together since the day they met, it was ten years ago that Shane and Angela officially formed “The Wiebes”. Since then, they have won ‘Inspirational Album of the Year’ three times at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards, sung for millions on television, and even found themselves on Canadian Radio Charts. Shane and Angela spend much of their year on the road with their daughter Joelle and son Josiah, sharing their music and love for Jesus Christ.
Luke Langman Family
Luke Langman is recording artist from central Ontario. He lives and works on his family farm with his wife Heidi and four children. Even though he writes his music in the tractor while the GPS steers the tractor itself, his music is a mix of worship and songwriter pop. He has had number 1 songs in Canadian radio and loves to share a message of hope and life through music. His oldest daughter Abbie and son Caleb have now joined Luke to share these songs.
His music is found on iTunes and Spotify!
Facebook: Luke Langman Music
David & Julie McFadden
Julie and David are the Directors of Music at MBC , and we are pleased to have them on our team. Their responsibilities will include leading the music skill in our Youth Ministry and music worship during Chapel. Their hearts’ desire is to praise their Heavenly Father, glorify His name and enable fellow Christians to do the same. They come to MBC with extensive musical experience both within the Church setting and in many Camp settings. They are very familiar with life at MBC, having owned a trailer for a number of years. Now they are answering God’s call to assume this role. During this transition period in the music ministry at MBC, please include David and Julie in your prayers. Let’s all take time to get to know them and to encourage them as they step out in faith as Directors of Music at MBC.
Worship Under the Stars
Bronwyn Baker is a singer, worship leader, and vocal coach who loves Jesus, singing, leading worship, and helping others to love Jesus and worship Him wholeheartedly! Raised as a Baptist Pastor’s kid, Bronwyn was blessed to grow up under the influence of solid biblical teaching and Christian living, and came to know and follow Jesus as her personal Lord and Saviour at the age of 5. Bronwyn’s earliest memories involved singing and the pursuit to sing for Jesus, and following in her father’s footsteps, she has served the Lord vocationally and non-vocationally for over two decades! Bronwyn studied at Liberty University in Virginia where she obtained her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Music and Worship Leadership, and where she also had the privilege to tour internationally with Liberty’s premiere ministry team, “the Sounds of Liberty,” and an affiliated ministry called “Living Proof and Primary Focus.” Though blessed in countless ways, Bronwyn’s life has not been without challenges, trials, and deep disappointments, yet she has come to learn with ever-increasing measure the trustworthiness, faithfulness, and goodness of our great God. An unquenchable desire to respond – to worship – has been birthed deep in Bronwyn’s heart, and set her on the path she believes the Lord has prepared for her. By God’s grace and for His glory and fame alone, Bronwyn hopes that her song and story would spark your own fresh song and story… that many will SEE and FEAR and put their TRUST in the LORD (Psalm 40:1-3)!
Find more at www.bronwynbaker.com