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C2C Network/MB Mission task force begins

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Delegates at Gathering 2016 approved the creation of a task force to create and monitor accountability structures for the C2C Network’s operations to be sustainable over the long-term and to explore governance options and implications of a potential merger of C2C with MB Mission.

The Canadian Conference of MB Churches task force on C2C and MB Mission met Sept. 6–7, 2016. Members (listed below) became acquainted with each other and the mandate they hold. Over the next year, the task force will meet regularly.

“The task force will provide accountability for C2C’s operations and develop appropriate metrics to measure ongoing effectiveness,” says co-chair Michael Dick.

Though C2C has many interdenominational partnership, “we view C2C as wholly owned and operationally accountable to the Canadian MB conference,” says Dick. The possible merger with MB Mission does not affect those pre-existing agreements. “This is a governance and organizational matter for us to resolve.”

Task force members:

Appointed by the CCMBC executive board

Co-chair: Jim Barkman, attends South Abbotsford (B.C.) Church, Abbotsford. Serves on the national C2C advisory committee

Co-chair: Michael Dick, attends Bakerview Church, Abbotsford, B.C. CCMBC executive board MAL, served on task force that oversaw expansion of Church Planting BC into the national C2C Network

Secretary: Marilyn Hiebert, attends Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, B.C. CCMBC executive board secretary, retired B.C. conference administrator

Howie Wall, attends Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon. CCMBC executive board finance committee chair

Karen West, pastor at Waterloo (Ont.) MB Church, Waterloo. CCMBC executive board Ontario representative

Appointed by MB Mission board

Rick Reimer, attends Willingdon Church, Burnaby, B.C. MB Mission board member

Appointed by the U.S. Mennonite Brethren conference

Gary Wall, attends Neighborhood MB, Visalia, Cal. USMB Pacific District conference minister

Ex officio members

Willy Reimer, attends Sunwest Christian Fellowship, Calgary, Alta. CCMBC executive director

Gord Fleming, attends North Langley Community Church, Langley, B.C. C2C Network executive director

Randy Friesen, attends Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, B.C. MB Mission general director

Don Morris, attends Cross Timbers Church in Edmond, Okla. USMB executive director

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