We have been working together to understand what it means to live on One Mission – locally, nationally and globally. How do we learn together to live on cross-cultural mission both here and around the world? In a world where mission is now “from everywhere to everywhere” church planters are learning from each other globally. The merger between MB Mission and C2C has opened the door for MB Mission to participate in new church-planting strategy conversations in North America and it has also given C2C opportunity to speak into strategy conversations with church conferences globally.
Following the merger, the MB Mission Board engaged in a strategic planning process to define the structure of this newly merged mission entity. As we talked to our global workers, staff and leaders within the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB), we sensed that the Lord was inviting us into a new wineskin – a completely new global church-planting network called Multiply.
Multiply will continue to plant both MB churches and, as we are invited, assist other denominations in their church-planting strategies. Multiply will continue to be governed by the current MB Mission Board, which represents both the US and Canadian MB conferences. Multiply will continue to honor donor intent for donations that are designated either to global mission or to domestic church planting. However, Multiply will now offer an integrated local, national and global church-planting strategy to church structures and planning circles at the provincial/state, national and global levels and, most importantly, to our local supporting churches. Our prayer is that every Christ follower would be equipped to live and share the Gospel and every church would be involved in planting a church both locally and globally. Our new tagline for Multiply is: together that the world may know.
We invite you to hear more of the story at multiply.net