Structure and Governance

Mennonite Church British Columbia (MCBC) is a faith community of Christian churches with a passionate allegiance to Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.  Our purpose is to enable congregations to, individually and collectively, engage most fully in the mission of Christ.  We are called by God to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy, and peace so that God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world.

Ministry: Centred on Jesus | Accomplished by Congregations

Our collective ministry is centred on Jesus and is carried out by our local congregations who have called us to these ministries and from whom participants for these ministries are called. MCBC’s governance, therefore, is structured with Jesus at the centre of local congregational life with the outflowing collective MCBC ministry organised around three key themes, namely:

Cultivating Anabaptist Vision

Engaging God’s World

Growing Community

The ministries within the three core ministry areas happen through task groups which are project- or purpose-oriented. These task groups provide opportunities for individuals or congregations to work together on tasks of common interest. Ministry Leaders for each of the three core ministry areas provide connection and mentoring for the task groups within their area. Ministry Leaders represent these ministries on the MCBC Leadership Board.

Ministry support is facilitated by MCBC leaders and staff.

The leadership board has nine elected positions, namely:

  • Moderator
  • Vice-Moderator
  • Secretary
  • Nominations Coordinator
  • Finance Committee Chairperson
  • Camp Committee Chairperson
  • Cultivating Anabaptist Vision Ministry Leader
  • Engaging God’s World Ministry Leader
  • Growing Community Ministry Leader

How our structure is graphically pictured