Kindred Productions faces change

Winnipeg

Kindred Productions, publishing arm of Mennonite Brethren Churches in North America, has re-evaluated the scope and direction of its ministry.

Over the past two years, Kindred Productions emphasized the reselling component of the business. It was decided this direction was not financially viable.

“It became apparent that we needed to scale back on outside publishing, resale, and associated advertising,” says Cam Rowland, communications director at the Canadian conference.
This had immediate implications for the manager position. Mario Buscio, former manager of Kindred Productions, officially completed his services on June 5.

“Although Mario brought much creativity and energy to the task [of improving the financial health of the reselling component], Kindred Productions has not seen the results required to continue in this direction,” explains Rowland.

So, what does the future look like for Kindred Productions?

Priority will be placed on publishing resources directly related to the mission and ministries of the Conference to serve the local church. Kindred Productions will continue selling resources developed by the conference, but will limit the resale of books and resources that may be purchased elsewhere.

—Canadian Conference of MB Churches

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