We invite you to the National Assembly (formerly Gathering) as either a church delegate, member organization delegate or guest.
This year we are splitting the National Assembly into two parts: A June 8 AGM and a hybrid gathering on October 28. More information coming soon.
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.
Over the past few decades, our National Family has gathered annually to review our progress and work through reports from our leaders and agencies. We refresh our goals, celebrate, pray together, and make important decisions. Due to the challenges of meeting in person over the past few years, we have transitioned to online gatherings. The Executive Board has used this opportunity to reconsider how we meet and make decisions. They propose moving to two national gatherings per year – our June AGM (2 hours online) for audited statements and election of new directors, and our National Assembly at our Equip fall event (4 hours in person) for strategic planning, future direction, by-law changes, Confession of Faith development, and approval of our next year’s budget.
Welcome to our AGM! We are excited to strengthen our sense of community within our national MB family, especially since we have recently faced challenges meeting in person.
Interim CCMBC Executive Board Moderator
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:
All reports can be found here: http://na.mennonitebrethren.ca/reports/