The Canadian conference is bolstering its national church planting initiatives by building on leadership already at work. Gord Fleming, director of Church Planting BC, will now serve in a dual role as he becomes director of national church planting strategy.
Fleming has been involved for almost two years with Mennonite Brethren church planting outside British Columbia, “tithing his time” to the rest of the country. He has now agreed to add to that commitment by more formally taking responsibility for the national conference effort. B.C. conference moderator Rob Thiessen says the new arrangement recognizes the desire to utilize Fleming’s church planting passion to reach more gospel-starved neighbourhoods right across the country.
Fleming will continue his active leadership within Church Planting BC. The B.C. executive and board remain committed to the vision, health, and growth of Church Planting BC.
Details of Fleming’s appointment, including a co-funding agreement between Canadian and B.C. conferences to support his two roles, were formalized in June.