Report from ICOMB 2018 Summit The Mennonitischer Freikirche Österreich (MFO) – Mennonite Free Church of Austria – hosted the annual ICOMB Summit June 2-6, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. MFO has…
Who is my neighbour? I met my twin in Germany in 2012. His name is David Wiebe. I was struck by the similarity of our physiques. But unlike me, he…
Representatives from 21 of the 22 national Mennonite Brethren conferences from around the globe met for the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) annual summit held July 26–29, 2015, at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
St. Patrick established Christianity in Ireland in the early fifth century by returning to the land of his enemies to bring the gospel, and suffering persecution and deprivation. Tradition holds that he died Mar. 17, 460 AD, now known as St. Patrick’s Day.
Drawing from his travels to visit MB churches around the world, ICOMB executive director David Wiebe offers insights on faith A church in the rainforest We sat in silence. Some…
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Roman Rakhuba recounted the latest events in his home country of Ukraine to the gathering of Mennonite leaders of Europe in Lisbon, Portugal.
I was quite amused, sitting there in church. It was the end of May, a sunny 30 degrees in upcountry Angola.
A 30-hour detention didn’t keep international partners from attending the annual summit of the International Community of Mennonite Brethren in Luanda, Angola, May 22–24, 2014.
David Wiebe reflects on his new role as ICOMB executive director Before leaving your previous position as executive director of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches (CCMBC), you engaged in…
Mennonite Brethren leaders from more than a dozen countries gathered May 16–19 in Liestal, Switzerland, for the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) annual summit. The 28 ICOMB representatives approved a mission statement: “ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries which enhance the witness and discipleship of member conferences.”
The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) appointed David Wiebe, outgoing executive director of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC), as interim executive secretary Aug. 1, 2010.
On Jan. 29, 2010, the Canadian Conference of MB Churches executive board accepted the resignation of executive director David Wiebe. Wiebe plans to serve through Celebration 2010 in July, and until a replacement is found, but no later than Dec. 31.
I have watched, with dismay, the growing disconnect between our local MB church families, and the provincial and Canadian conferences. There was a time when poverty, persecution, struggle, and common goals knit us together; but times have changed and the family is drifting apart.
Conference unity, our MB identity, and seminary education were several critical issues the executive board of the Canadian MB conference addressed at their April 17-18 meetings in Winnipeg.