Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is called to be a communion of Anabaptist-related churches linked to one another in a worldwide community of faith for fellowship, worship, service and witness.
MWC is our Anabaptist global church with more than 1.4 million baptized believers in 109 national member churches, including CCMBC. Learn about our global Christ-centred faith community by visiting our website and signing up for the monthly online MWC Info newsletter, bimonthly Prayer Network and the biannual Courier/Correo/Courrier magazine; and in the 2021 Year-in-Review video.
MWC GLOBAL ASSEMBLY 17 – INDONESIA, JULY 5-10
In less than one month, the three national churches (synods) of Indonesia will host MWC Assembly 17. This year Assembly will have a high virtual component, facilitating interactive participation for thousands of individuals who cannot attend the Assembly in person. Registration for online participation is still available! Plan to participate from your home or in your church gathering place with others from your congregation.
Theme: Following Jesus Together Across Barriers.
Please pray for MWC leadership including MWC General Secretary César García, and the MWC Executive Committee, and all who will gather in Indonesia. Please pray for the General Council – representatives from all national churches (including CCMBC) – and Commissions as they meet virtually.
We are grateful for the CCMBC congregations that are joining Anabaptist churches around the globe in worship by participating in the Online Prayer Hour, Peace Sunday and Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday, and taking up a One Lunch Offering to support the ministry of our global Anabaptist church family.
As churches face persecution, natural disasters, political turmoil and conflict, the presence and identification with the global Anabaptist church is an essential means of support, encouragement and resources to walk in the way of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior and brother. “Though we truly live out our Christian faith in local communities, it is when we meet as a global church we begin to grasp the vastness of God’s grace.” (Elisabeth Kunjam, a Mennonite church member from India.)
Thank you for your prayers for the global church, and for your generous support of the MWC community through the CCMBC, from congregations and individual donors! “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need” (Rom 12:12).
In Christ’s peace,