We invite you to the National Assembly (formerly Gathering) as either a church delegate, member organization delegate or guest.
Registration is required to receive a link for this event.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration of delegates MUST be completed by churches.
Thursday, June 9 – 4-6 pm PDT – Breakout sessions.
Each breakout session will be focused on a particular topic where attendees are invited to ask questions and engage around a particular topic. Attendees choose two breakouts to attend, each one being 45 minutes in length with a break in between. Breakout session topics are:
Finance; Strategic Partnership Agreements and MOUs; National Faith & Life
Friday, June 10 – 5-6:15 pm PDT – Worship Service.
Join us on Zoom as we worship together as a family of churches and celebrate the way God has continued to lead us as a denomination nationally and globally. We will have the opportunity to hear from our partners, MCC, MDS, Mennonite World Conference, and ICOMB. Multiply’s Global Lead Team will lead us in a time of prayer for the nations; our National Director, Elton DaSilva will be speaking on the theme of Grace and Truth (John 1:14-17), and we will take some time to celebrate communion together.
Saturday, June 11 – 8:30 am-1 pm PDT – Annual General Meeting.
Each year, we gather as a National Family to review our work and progress, refresh our purpose and goals, celebrate and pray together, and make decisions. Historically, we have met in a physical location, but the past two years have forced us to innovate and use a virtual base.
Overall, we hope for two national gatherings in a year: our National Assembly in June and then an EQUIP event in Fall. We have thought that it would be more important to gather physically for an EQUIP event and so we plan to hold the National Assembly as a virtual event. Along with saving time and money, it allows for more engagement from all corners of the country.
We have a handbook available for download including all reports, motions, schedules, the Strategic Partnership Agreement (CUSP), and MOUs.
The National Assembly is made up of Member Organizations (Executive Board, National Faith & Life Team, National Ministry Team, provincial boards, and agency boards – Multiply and MB Seminary), and church delegates representing Member Churches.
Guests representing Anabaptist organizations and schools such as ICOMB, MCC, MDS, Mennonite World Conference, Columbia Bible College, Canadian Mennonite University, Steinbach Bible College, ETEQ, etc. are welcome to attend.
Guests can register for the National Assembly here: http://na.mennonitebrethren.ca
Church delegates will be registered by the church’s administration using the group registration option found here: http://na.mennonitebrethren.ca
If you are unsure if you are a delegate or if you are interested in being a delegate representing your church, please connect with your pastoral or administrative staff.
Each church delegate will need to provide their church staff with the following information:
Member organizations and boards will be registered by their moderators using the group registration option found here: http://na.mennonitebrethren.ca
Each member organization delegate will need to provide their moderator/lead staff member with the following information:
Each delegate representing a Member Church must be:
Each Member Organization in good standing shall be entitled to be represented at the National
Assembly by delegates with a maximum of twelve delegates. Each delegate representing a Member Organization must be:
Voting will take place using an online platform. Specific voting information will be emailed to all delegates prior to the National Assembly. Please watch your email for this information approximately one week prior to the National Assembly.
Workshop sessions are open to all guests and delegates registered for the National Assembly. Each attendee will be able to choose two breakout sessions to attend on Thursday, June 10. Your two selections are made during the registration process. The breakout sessions available to choose from are: