Date: October 23, 2019
Location: WMB Church, Waterloo, Ontario
Motion to Rescind:
At Gathering 2018, the BFL presented a motion “to make a typographical correction in the 1999 edition of the MB Confession of Faith Article 4 (Sin and Evil) and all related editions to remove the reference to Psalm 52:1-7 and replace it with Psalm 51:1-7.” This was seconded and carried by the delegates.
Afterwards, however, the BFL learned that those who wrote the 1999 Confession intended that Psalm 52:1-7 be included in the Article because this passage “names powers of evil that must be defeated by God, who breaks down those who trust lies, violence, and wealth.”
Therefore, and because no action has yet been taken on the 2018 decision, the BFL is proposing a motion to rescind the 2018 decision at the 2019 AGM. (A motion to rescind requires a 2/3 majority to pass.)
These changes are to be voted on at EQUIP 2019, taking place October 23-25, 2019. Only pastors and delegates may vote on motions. Each church may send 1 pastor plus 1 delegate per every 25 members. If you are serving as a delegate for your church, please indicate that during registration.
Registration for EQUIP 2019 is open at equip.mennonitebrethren.ca
- Early Bird Registration: $199 (available from now – August 30, 2019)
- Regular Registration: $235 (available August 30 – September 30, 2019)
The final deadline for registration is September 30, 2019.