Developing Leaders

The Developing Leaders ministry is responsible for resourcing our churches in identifying, developing and supporting leaders in order to ensure the continuation of mission.

Every MB church and partner organization is multiplying and developing leaders at all levels for kingdom ministry.

  • Identifying, developing and equipping leaders
  • Developing and equipping church leadership
  • Being a premier resource locator and provider
  • Collaborating with ministry partners

Apprenticeships

We are excited to be launching a collaborative apprenticeship program with strategic partnerships including large and small congregations in each of the three regions. Stay tuned for more information about this program in the upcoming weeks and months.

Camp Ministry

ABMB partners with Camp Evergreen to develop leaders in the camp ministry setting. We invest in leadership training for camp staff and volunteers. For some of these individuals, camp ministry is a stepping stone to various other leadership roles they may embrace in the future, and we are passionate about being a part of the development of skills and experience for some of our future leaders.

Learn More About Camp Ministry

Church Leadership Training

From time to time, ABMB resources churches by providing leadership training either directly or through partner organizations such as L2L and CCMBC.

Learn More About Church Leadership Training

Coaching & Mentoring Relationships

Our Conference Minister and Associate Conference Minister work both directly, and sometimes in partnership with other ministries, to foster coaching and or mentoring relationships with Lead Pastors within our conference. These relationships vary in degree depending on the individuals involved, but play a direct role in helping to develop our leaders.

Columbia Bible College

CBC plays a prominent role in the nurturing and development of leaders, and disciples.  As the Bible College of ABMB, it serves our churches by bolstering a biblical foundation to its students, nurturing them in leadership, and preparation for a life of ministry and discipleship.

Learn More About Columbia Bible College

FAITH AND LIFE TEAMS

The Faith and Life teams responsible for the licensing, credentialing and/or ordination of all ABMB Mennonite Brethren pastors. All applications are subject to their examination and approval.  Committee members meet once every few months for a full day of interviews.

Learn more about credentialing and ordination

PASTORAL STUDY DAYS

Every year, preceding our annual Convention, ABMB offers our pastors the option to attend a Leadership Development Day. This afternoon event features one or more keynote speakers who build into our pastors through a variety of topics relevant to ministry and thematically related to the focus of our Convention for the year.

Clusters

Our three cluster groups (north, central, and south) meet regularly throughout the year. Participants are pastors, staff and leaders serving in parachurch ministries. The focus of our clusters is to provide a safe and open time for leaders to share their concerns, passions, and experience in areas of ministry with a view to empowering one another toward effective and fulfilling ministry.

Learn more about provincial clusters

Student Bursaries

The ABMB Conference sees the value in investing in our future leaders, and as such, we provide bursaries to eligible students through L2L.

Learn more about L2L
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