As the CCMBC Executive Board, we are excited about the proposed C2C and MB Mission merger and felt it was important to provide an update on the discernment process.
In January 2017, the Executive Board unanimously passed a motion “that MB Mission assume responsibility for the mission and ministry of C2C network” that was also unanimously approved by the MB Mission Board on February 28, 2017. We will bring this motion to a vote by the delegates on November 1, 2017, at a Special General Meeting prior to CCMBC’s Equip Study Conference 2017. This will allow the members of our Canadian MB conference to make the final decision.
Over the past two years, numerous boards, convention delegates and staff have discerned and contributed to the emerging consensus that one mission – local, national and global – is God’s best for us as we seek to live on mission with Jesus and the Great Commission. We believe this vision is best reached through MB Mission and C2C coming together in relationships with churches and structures that are local, provincial/district, national and global.
“While we are committed to this vision, we also hold an open hand, inviting our Canadian MB family to further discern with us how we should proceed,” said Bruce Enns CCMBC moderator. “During productive dialogue at our provincial conventions and throughout the broader MB community, people have raised lots of great questions.”
With input from the C2C Task Force, we are clarifying answers to those questions particularly in areas such as governance, finances and culture. Eventually those clarifications would lead to updated memoranda of understanding between MB Mission and the MB conferences in Canada and the U.S. to reflect the new authority, limitations to authority, responsibilities and expectations for MB Mission’s expanded mandate.
In the coming months, we will continue our dialogue with the MB community. Following discussions at our Executive Board meetings, which end May 13, 2017, we will distribute a Q/A that addresses key questions about the merger. We hope to make that document available prior to the end of May 2017.
In late spring and early fall 2017, we plan to hold conference calls to provide updates on the MB Mission and C2C merger process as well as give opportunities to ask further questions. We will send an invitation for the moderated conference calls in the coming weeks when the dates are finalized. The format of these calls would be similar to the conference call we held on December 13, 2016.
Thank you for your continued interest, participation and support of our conference as we pursue our mission to multiply Christ-centred churches to see Canada transformed by the good news of the Jesus Christ. We welcome your prayers as we enter into our meetings in the days ahead.
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CCMBC Executive Board
Bruce Enns (SK), Moderator
Michael Dick (BC), Assistant Moderator
Marilyn Hiebert (BC), Secretary
David MacLean (BC), Member-at-Large
Howie Wall (SK), Member-at-Large
Karen Grace Pankratz (MB), Member-at-Large
Matt Ewert, (BC), Interim Moderator
Matt Dyck, (AB), Moderator
Tony Martens, (SK), Moderator
Ruth Schellenberg, (MB), Moderator
Karen West, (ON), Representative
Zacharie Leclair, (QC), Representative
Paul Lam, BFL Representative
David Miller, BFL Representative