(Formerly MBMS International) is the global mission agency of the Mennonite Brethren church in Canada
and the United States
. As followers of Jesus, we join in His mission as we work to plant churches and make disciples globally.
Mission is in the DNA of Mennonite Brethren. Our ONE MISSION is transforming lives in mission. The call to go and make disciples of the nations is clear and MB Mission is responding through holistic church planting that transforms communities among the least reached. Currently new missionary teams for France, North Africa, North Thailand, South Asia, Japan and Central Asia are preparing to be sent out.
In the last year, we have invited a record number of people to pray, to go, and financially support our efforts to share a holistic witness. We pray that God will bring spiritual, emotional, social and physical transformation to lives, families and communities among people groups in over 40 countries. We believe the most effective way to transform communities is to plant churches that bring His Kingdom to the least reached.
Short and Long Term Mission
MB Mission provides long-term missionary opportunities as well as three short-term options. SOAR, ACTION and TREK. These programs are geared for teens and young adults and intergenerational church teams, ranging from 2 weeks to 10 months in length. DMI is a program for adults to serve internationally in evangelistic ministry in countries for 1-2 weeks.
MB Mission is mobilizing churches through intentional discipleship in experiential mission. By coordinating the sending of short-term teams with the needs and direction of long-term workers, all our ministries directly impact our commitment to holistically plant churches that transform communities.
- We mobilize regionally. We believe that short and long term teams are mobilized and supported in close relationship with one of our five Regional Mobilizers in our regional offices.
- We move in teams. We believe in church planting through healthy teams walking in interdependence and the gifts and fruit of the Spirit.
- We provide short and long-term assignments. We believe short-term church teams should serve alongside long-term holistic church planting teams.
- We serve prepared. We believe pre-assignment training, on-field support and post-assignment debrief are essential to life transformation and effective mission.
MB MISSION CORE VALUES
Dependency on Jesus
We desire that Jesus be at the center of all we are and do. We have committed ourselves to regular seasons of listening prayer and intercession. Rather than rely on human reasoning, we desire to be a living organism that humbly submits and responds to the Spirit’s voice.
In harmony with this spirit of dependence, we want to prayerfully accept all that God has on his kingdom agenda for our missionary team. This will entail stepping out in faith and moving forward prior to a complete understanding of the Spirit’s direction. We desire to listen to God and each other, obey promptly, and trust God for his provision (personnel, finances, and strategic direction). Our present era calls for missionaries who are willing to give their lives for the cause of the kingdom. Our generation cries out for missionaries willing to incarnate the life and values of Jesus no matter what the cost. Nothing less will do.
We believe Jesus calls us into a community that is being transformed as we serve God, each other and the world around us. Our relationships with each other testify to the reality of Christ’s presence in our lives.
We value truth and love in our relationships with our staff and each other. We value relational integrity that is supported by loving accountability, trust, and mutual respect. We will encourage open discussion and dialogue with each other in the decision making process. Once a decision is made we will publicly support that decision and the unity of the overall team.
We desire to live for God’s glory. One of the ways we glorify God is by celebrating each other's accomplishments and service. The joy of God is our strength in all things.