Structure & 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 who, by the Holy Spirit, works through our local missional* congregations. Our congregations both call us to particular ministries and provide the volunteer ministers to organize and do the work. 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 and committees which are project- or purpose-oriented. These task groups and committees provide opportunities for individuals or congregations to work together on ministries of common interest. Ministry Leaders for each of the three core ministry areas provide connection and mentoring for the task groups and committees 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
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