On January 1, 2014, ownership of Le Lien, the Mennonite Brethren French-language magazine, will be transferred from the Canadian Conference of MB Churches (CCMBC) to the Quebec conference (AEFMQ). Editor Jean Bieri will become an employee of the provincial conference.
Since taking leadership in 2004, Bieri has walked the magazine through several changes. In 2010, Le Lien underwent a redesign and increased to 24 full-colour pages, with a circulation of 3,000–5,000 among the wider evangelical population in Quebec.
The AEFMQ leadership team will meet in the new year to determine next steps for Le Lien and the province’s overall communications strategy. Le Lien began in December 1980 as a French-language insert in the MB Herald and soon branched off as an independent publication.