Who is the Alberta MB Conference (ABMB)?
As a group of Mennonite Brethren churches in Alberta, we are members of a larger family of MB churches in Canada, distributed into provincial conferences and ministry partners (i.e. camps, colleges, seminary and mission agency). We work collaboratively wherever we can for greater impact in supporting the local church in their mission disciples of Jesus Christ.
We envision a disciple-making community of healthy missional leaders and reproducing churches, living on mission locally, nationally, and globally.
To cultivate a community and culture of healthy disciple-making churches and ministries, faithfully joining Jesus in His mission.
We exist to inspire, equip, and resource ABMB leaders and churches for disciple-making ministry and mission.
God has revealed Himself supremely in Jesus Christ, who has all authority in heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18). The Bible, inspired by God’s Holy Spirit, proclaims Christ and is ‘the infallible Word of God and the authoritative guide for faith and practice.’
In response to God’s revelation, Mennonite Brethren have declared our shared convictions in our Confession of Faith -defining who we are as MB’s in Canada. Convictions are not simply beliefs, but our core commitments that must be lived out for us to claim they are out convictions. These conviction set forth a vision for what it means to live as faithful disciples of Jesus and are a witness to the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.
We support the work of the local church in 4 priority areas.
Spiritual Health and Theology: This strategic priority encourages unity around a clear theological centre and to encourage pastors and churches to a robust spiritual depth. Although success in this strategic area will require contribution form all of us, our Faith and Life teams, in coordination with national Faith and Life team, lead this priority area.
Leadership Development: The objectives of the Leadership Development strategic priority are to enhance and support the growth and development of MB pastors and leaders, through a combination formal education (seminary) and informal training (ie. seminars) and non-formal coaching and peer-to-peer mentoring. Success in this strategic area will require contribution from all of us, including our camp, MB Seminary, Faith and Life Teams, and Multiply. The Provincial Director will lead this priority area.