As churches grow, Canadian MBs seek unity, identityBy Tim Huber Mennonite World Review
“We know that the key to us working as a unified body is our national and provincial relationships,” Reimer said. “We also know that this cannot be a national initiative that is passed down. Anything hierarchical won’t work.”
The process is already happening, and relationships are strengthening.
“The Ontario convention was [in February], and the Manitoba moderator came with me, which has never happened before, so we’re trying to create these partnerships,” Reimer said.
Structure and relationships will also be central to CCMBC’s biennial convention in July in Winnipeg, Man., but change won’t happen simply for the sake of change.
“The danger is putting up the new trellis and hoping the vine goes up it,” Loewen said. “Right now we’re focusing on growing the vine and looking at various trellises.”
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