The National Faith and Life Team exists to articulate and safeguard Mennonite Brethren
theological convictions, produce theological and pastoral resources, and provide discernment and
guidance on current issues. We continue to serve the MB churches of Canada in the area of
strengthening the Canadian MB identity and community.
2023 National Assembly National Director Report Dear friends and ministry partners, This is my last report as your National Director. I begin by expressing my heartfelt gratitude for your trust and confidence in me during the past five years. Numerous challenges and a significant restructuring process have characterized my tenure at CCMBC. As I prepare… Continue reading 2023 National Director’s Report
2023 National Assembly BCMB (British Columbia) Report This summer, BC roadside signs noted the severity of drought conditions. Warning words like “acute” and “critical” provide a sober moment for those thinking about watering their lawn or washing the car. What adjectives are appropriate to describe the challenging times facing the body of Christ in Canada? … Continue reading 2023 BCMB Report
2023 National Assembly ABMB (Alberta) Report ABMB is committed to cultivating a community of healthy disciple-making churches and ministries. Our churches and ministries are “back at it in full swing”! The opportunities and the challenges are exhilarating and also wearying. The apostle’s prayer in Ephesians 3 seems appropriate for this season: “To him who is… Continue reading 2023 ABMB Report
2023 National Assembly MBCM (Manitoba) Report Over the past year, there have been numerous reasons for celebration! Simonhouse Bible Camp successfully conducted its first full summer of junior and senior camps since the pandemic disrupted its ministry in 2020. Situated in northern Manitoba, Simonhouse serves an underserved community that was profoundly affected by pandemic-related closures.… Continue reading 2023 MBCM Report
2022 National Assembly AEFMQ (Quebec) Report September 2023 Dear members of the Canadian conference, as you can certainly tell, the message below is in French. I’m hoping it will bring back good memories of elementary school French classes. However, if it does not, we do believe it is worth your time to copy / paste… Continue reading 2023 AEFMQ Report
2023 National Assembly ICOMB Report Amidst Ongoing Changes Over the past year and the current one, we have faced several challenges that have made us reevaluate, rethink, and seek solutions. The pandemic disrupted the regular functioning of our Executive, and we had to operate in an interim mode last year. I also had personal health… Continue reading 2023 International Community of Mennonite Brethren Report
In many ways, 2020 was an exceptional year, especially in regard to the massive challenges and changes that have come as a result of the global pandemic. COVID-19 has reminded us all of our vulnerability, and also our shared humanity. In the face of this, we have found hope in God through faith in Jesus Christ.
2023 National Assembly MDS Report MDS Canada 2022: “We became friends.” 2022 was a busy year for MDS Canada. After the inactivity of 2020-21, due to the pandemic, we were busy responding to many needs across the country. Through Hay West, farmers in Ontario who had good crops supported farmers in Saskatchewan who were threatened… Continue reading 2023 Mennonite Disaster Service Report
2023 National Assembly MCC Report esus promises us living water, a gift without cost, a well springing up into eternal life. What an incredible promise! Over the past year, MCC has held to this verse with hopeful anticipation. We have seen many who are thirsty – thirsty for clean water, for food, for an end… Continue reading 2023 Mennonite Central Committee Report