Leadership Development

MBCM works at resourcing our churches to cultivate a disciple-making culture through supporting and developing leaders in a variety of ways.

Nuts & Bolts

Nuts and Bolts is an equipping series for pastors within MBCM. In general, the purpose of these gatherings is to spend time in discussion around a specific topic relevant to our church and church leadership. Learn more here. Link to website nuts and bolts page.

Upcoming Nuts & Bolts Event 

Pastoral Training Fund

Since 2014, MBCM has provided pastors and leaders with scholarships and bursaries supporting further education in theological studies. MBCM budgets money annually towards this fund which pastors can apply for. Wondering if you or your staff are eligible? Criteria for application is simple a) You are a pastor in an MB church and, b) a resident of Manitoba.  Interested in applying? Contact Jason Dyck (jason@mbcm.ca) to take the next step

Apply for Bursaries 

Credentialing Processes

The credentialing process is a key element in the formation of what we often describe as a “covenant relationship” with the provincial and national MB family. Credentialing establishes the foundation for mutual care and mutual obligations between the local leader and the provincial and national MB family. In credentialing, the leader commits to shared theological and ethical convictions as articulated in the MB Confession of Faith (1999; 2021), to shared mission, and to shared relationships of accountability and support. 

For further information, please reach out to Jason Dyck, the Director of Church Ministries.

Pastor Credentialing 

MB Graduate Theological Education

We have a 3-year affiliation with MB Seminary, CCMBC and CMU to continue offering a Manitoba Mennonite Brethren pathway in graduate-level training. Students have a Mennonite Brethren faculty advisor and are still eligible for CMU Graduate School of Theology and Ministry scholarships and bursaries.

MB Graduate Program 

Annual Conferences

  1. MBCM Assembly Workshops

The Mennonite Brethren workshops at their annual Assembly offer a diverse range of engaging sessions, covering topics from biblical teachings to practical ministry applications. Attending these workshops provides a valuable chance to deepen one's understanding of faith, exchange ideas with fellow attendees, and equip oneself with relevant knowledge and skills for effective service and leadership within the Mennonite Brethren community and beyond.

  1. Equip National Conference

The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Church Equip conference is a dynamic and enriching event designed to equip individuals with practical tools and spiritual insights to strengthen their faith and ministry. Attending the Church Equip conference provides a valuable opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from experienced speakers and practitioners, and be part of a supportive community that seeks to grow and serve together in faith.

  1. Renew 

Canadian Mennonite University’s annual renew conference is a gathering of pastors and church leaders of many backgrounds to explore topics that will strengthen them and their ministries. Participants come together to worship, receive Bible teaching, hear experts, learn skills, discuss ministry stories, and fellowship with other ministers and leaders. Attending renew offers a unique opportunity to gain fresh perspectives, foster personal growth, be inspired to contribute to God’s mission, and make meaningful connections.

  1. Steinbach Bible College Leadership Development Conference

MBCM has been a part of the planning and development of SBC’s Leadership Development Conference for many years. SBC is an important school to many of our churches and is considered a partner agency to MBCM. We have built a solid relationship with the SBC administration and hope to carry that on into the future.

Focus Internship - Multiply

Multiply's Focus Internship program is a transformative opportunity for individuals to advance their leadership skills through immersive and hands-on experiences. Through intentional mentorship, practical ministry involvement, and personal development, participants can cultivate essential leadership qualities and gain valuable insights to make a lasting impact in their communities and beyond.

Learn more about FOCUS 

Simonhouse Bible Camp

Simonhouse Bible Camp presents a unique opportunity to advance leadership skills through guiding and mentoring campers in a supportive and transformative environment. The role allows camp staff/cabin leaders to develop effective communication, problem-solving, and team-building abilities, fostering personal growth and equipping them with valuable leadership experiences that can be applied in various aspects of life.

Contact Simonhouse Bible Camp