The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) announced today that Willy Reimer will be leaving his position as Executive Director effective November 25, 2016. After much discussion and prayer, the Board came to consensus that a leadership change was required for the opportunities and challenges facing the conference at this time. This difficult decision followed a thorough and thoughtful process in board sessions which included mapping out the strengths and challenges in our conference. The […]
3 Stages of a Digital Church
“A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of joining a Mennonite Central Committee learning tour of Israel, Palestine and Jordan. I was quite overwhelmed and struck by the fact that I was touring a conflicted land – a land in which tensions run high and, regardless of how you see the conflict, there’s oppressors; there’s people who are struggling; there’s fear.” To view a full PDF transcript, click here.
Our September internal financial statements bring both encouraging news as well as some challenging news. Click and download Financial Update – Detailed Report to read more.
2016 Church Transformation Survey Results
The results for the second Church Transformation Survey have been received and the results tallied. In this second year of the survey, we had 150 churches participate (about 61% of our 245 churches, up slightly from the 144 last year). Our sincere thanks to all the pastors and church leaders who completed it. As a reminder, the purpose of the Church Transformation Survey is to track the impact and use of CCMBC initiatives toward our goal of multiplying Christ-centred churches […]
“One of the great privileges I have in this work is that I get to travel the country and visit our churches from coast to coast and then on into our international community. And one of the things that strikes me so profoundly is the communities where churches are working together in mission, both within Mennonite Brethren and with the broader community.” Click here for a full PDF transcript.
Plan to Protect License
In June 2016, the national and provincial conferences partnered together to purchase a denominational license from Plan to Protect, making it available to all MB churches in Canada. Plan to Protect defines their priority as abuse prevention and vulnerable sector protection. They do this by equipping teams with effective and customized policies, procedures, and training. Each provincial conference is responsible for distributing information to their own churches. Please contact your provincial conference office for more information.
6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Church Bulletin
1) Make it history: A ministry of CCMBC, the Centre for MB Studies (CMBS) resources MB churches for the mission of God that we all share. One of the ways the Centre tells past and present stories of the MB community on mission is by preserving and maintaining historical records of churches, schools and people. Please consider sending your weekly church bulletins, annual reports and special general meeting reports to firstname.lastname@example.org for preservation. 2) Go eco-friendlly (& save […]
Executive Board Transitions to Acting Moderator
The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) announces the transition from Moderator Harold Froese to Acting Moderator Bruce Enns. The Executive Board regretfully accepted Harold’s resignation, effective September 12, 2016. At the request of the Executive Board, the current Assistant Moderator, Bruce Enns, has agreed to assume the role of Acting Moderator. This decision follows the process outlined in the CCMBC Executive Board governance manual. Harold began serving on the Executive Board in 2011 and […]
Update on C2C & MB Mission Task Force
A first draft of the Terms of Reference has been prepared regarding the task force that combines the C2C Network and MB Mission. The document will be finalized by the CCMBC Executive Board at their meetings in November. Click here to read the C2C and MBmission Task Force Terms of Reference.