Pastors Credentialing Orientation (PCO) “affirmed and strengthened my connection and commitment to the MB family,” says pastor Greg Bright of Gateway Community, Canora, Sask.
Bright was one of 31 leaders who dug into their Mennonite Brethren roots at the latest annual PCO, June 8–10, 2015, in Winnipeg. Participants represented 22 churches from B.C. to Nova Scotia. “I was encouraged by the other women
going into ministry,” says Carla Thiessen, youth pastor at Bakerview MB, Abbotsford, B.C. She’s grateful for new friends
experiencing the same joys and challenges.
“Being exposed to the broader sweep of Anabaptist and MB thought in a concentrated way was encouraging,” says pastor Kerry Dyck of River West Christian, Edmonton. “Even though I have been serving for nearly 18 years in the same church, it was very good to be refreshed as a Jesus follower within the MB story.”
The intensive overview of MB history, theology and mission featured teaching by MB Biblical Seminary professors Bruce Guenther and Brian Cooper, Westwood (Prince George, B.C.) pastor Mark Wessner and The Meeting Place’s John Neufeld.
“God has led the MB family over the decades and centuries,” says Dyck, “and he will continue to lead as the next chapters are written.”
Take the Anabaptist history tour (condensed from the PCO presentation):