Invitation to Gathering 2018

Steve Berg and Bruce Enns would like to invite you to Gathering 2018!

Gathering is taking place July 11-14, 2018 at Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon, SK. Early bird registration is open until April 30 at

February 2018 Video Update

A word from Steve and Bruce while at Multiply Conference

“Well, we’re here on location in downtown Vancouver at Westside Church at Multiply Conference and hearing again incredible stories and the challenge for the mission of multiplying Christ-centred churches in Canada for the transformation of our country.”

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November 2017 Video Update

“Well, we want to greet all of you in the MB family of Canada. We’re here at Northview Community Church and we’re in the middle of our EQUIP 2017 conference. I don’t know about you, Bruce, but I just came out of a really rich table Bible study, and our presenter Darrell Johnson was introducing for us the Beatitudes and was talking about the fact that when we say blessed, it’s really God who is blessed when we enter into the Kingdom by becoming the kind of person the Beatitudes describes. We had this rich conversation about that.”

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September 2017 Video Update

“The story of Mennonites in Canada over the last 150 years is quite a remarkable one. We came with very little in hand, and through the blessing of God, we have received much. About 50 years ago, the stewardship of those resources began to be a very practical conversation that we had with each other, and pooling of those resources enabled us to begin to provide mortgages to churches and to pastors and their families.”

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August 2017 Video Update

“Coming up, we are looking forward to a really important event this fall, November 1–3. We’re going to be gathering in Abbotsford, British Columbia, at Northview Community Church. And our primary reason to gather is to have this EQUIP 2017 opportunity to talk about discipleship – transformative discipleship.”

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July 2017 Video Update

“We’ve just spent two days of very rich prayer, conversation and dialogue together with many of our MB leaders from across Canada – 50 plus people that were together. The whole purpose of being together is because we collectively have a sense that the Spirit of God is moving in such a powerful way in Canada and for Canada, around the proclamation of the gospel in so many different ways.”

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Sensing a growing spirit of partnership, over 50 Canadian MB leaders were invited by CCMBC to a Leaders Summit June 21-22, 2017, in Cedar Springs, Wash. The participants included Provincial Conference Ministers, some members of the BFL and Executive Board, as well as selected staff from educational institutes, MB Mission and CCMBC (includes L2L and C2C). It was a wide cross-section from across Canada. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways that our MB organizations could collaborate to achieve “One Mission: local, national, global”. The discussions revealed a number of areas where our organizations get stuck, but also identified ways of moving forward together. A task force is being formed to continue these conversations about collaborating on mission.

Video Update with Bruce Enns and Steve Berg – May 2017

“We’ve just come through Executive Board meetings, you and I. Just a few minutes ago, we finished in this very room. So, why is it that we’re meeting, Bruce? What is your sense about why it’s important that the Executive Board and BFL are together on a regular basis?”

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CCMBC Board appoints interim Executive Director

The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) announced Jan. 15, 2017, that Steve Berg has been appointed interim executive director effective Feb. 1, 2017.


Steve is currently senior associate pastor at South Abbotsford (B.C.) Church where he will continue to spend 25 percent of his work time. The church has released him to use the other 75 percent to serve the conference. Steve has committed to the new role for up to 18 months, during which time a search process will proceed for the permanent position.

“During this time of transition, the Executive Board is excited to have a strong, effective leader who is passionate about God and our conference,” said moderator Bruce Enns. “We are grateful to Steve and South Abbotsford Church for making this arrangement possible.”

Steve brings a wealth of life experience which includes implementing ministry strategy as a church planter, pastor, executive minister of the B.C. Mennonite Brethren Conference and national director of government affairs with Power to Change.

Steve will be focusing on building trust within the MB family and positioning CCMBC to implement the mission of multiplying Christ-centred churches to see Canada transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ.

Ron Toews, the current interim executive director, will return to his role as director of L2L. Ron indicated at the time of his appointment in November that he would only take on the interim executive director role in the short term.

“We are thankful for Ron’s willingness to step into a challenging situation and apply his steady hand of leadership when we needed him,” said Enns. “He has served well.”

The executive board will be meeting Jan. 26-28, 2017, and will be providing an update in early February.

For more information contact

CCMBC Executive Board
Bruce Enns (Sask.), Moderator
Michael Dick (B.C.), Assistant Moderator
Marilyn Hiebert (B.C.), Secretary
David MacLean (B.C.), Member-at-Large
Howie Wall (Sask.), Member-at-Large
Karen Grace Pankratz (Man.), Member-at-Large
Don Petker, B.C. Moderator
Matt Dyck, Alta. Moderator
Tony Martens, Sask. Moderator
Ruth Schellenberg, Man. Moderator
Karen West, Ont. Representative
Zacharie Leclair, Que. Representative
Paul Lam, BFL Representative
David Miller, BFL Representative