More than a year ago, the Historical Commission, a binational partner of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches (CCMBC) and U.S.Conferences of MB Churches (USMB), organized Renewing Identity and Mission (RIM) a two-day event at Celebration 2010 that attracted more than 300 North American participants. Noteworthy international MB speakers, along with Canadian and U.S. workshop presenters explored where MBs have been and where they are going.
In October 2011 the Commission, in partnership with Kindred Productions, will be releasing a collection of papers from the RIM consultation in the form of a book titled, Renewing Identity and Mission: Mennonite Brethren Reflections After 150 years.
Andrew Dyck, executive secretary of the Historical Commission says, The RIM conference was remarkable not only for its large attendance, but also for the contributions of its younger and international participants. By capturing some of the conferences creative energy and depth of insight, this book will help strengthen the unique voice of Mennonite Brethren in the world.
The Historical Commission works to preserve and interpret the history of the Mennonite Brethren church in order to apply it to the mission of the church in the world today.
-a Canadian Conference of MB Churches news release