Welcome to the 92nd Annual ONMB Convention!

The Ontario Conference of MB Churches meets annually at Convention where we gather as a family of churches
to share together, learn together, make decisions together and break bread together.

 We look forward to hearing stories of God’s activity among us, discerning steps forward together,
and most importantly lifting up the name of Jesus. Our desire is to:

TO GLORIFY GOD BY MULTIPLYING DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST THROUGH OUR MEMBER CHURCHES
BY FACILITATING COLLABORATION, PROVIDING ACCOUNTABILITY, AND ENCOURAGING BLESSING.

Location:
Maple View Mennonite Church
5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley, ON N0B 2T0

Schedule:
ONMB Pastors & Leaders Day:
February 24, 2023 – 10am – 4pm
$60 per person

ONMB 2023 Annual Convention:
February 24, 2023 – 7pm – 9pm
February 25, 2023 – 9am – 4pm
$60 per person

Agenda:
coming soon…

 

 

 

Breakout Sessions:
coming soon…

 

 

 

 

How do I register as a Convention Member (Delegate)?

Each Member Church is asked to appoint their single Voting Representative (usually the lead pastor) as well as register
their Convention Members (formerly called Delegates) into membership in the Ontario Conference.

Each Associate Church is invited to register their Representatives into membership as Convention Members.

To find out more about what a Convention Member is, who is qualified and how to register, click on the link below.

Other Details and Frequently Asked Questions

Location:
Maple View Mennonite Church
5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley, ON N0B 2T0

Schedule:
ONMB Pastors & Leaders Day:
February 24, 2023 – 10am – 4pm

ONMB 2023 Annual Convention:
February 24, 2023 – 7pm – 9pm
February 25, 2023 – 9am – 4pm

Delegate packages, including agenda’s, minutes and any other pertinent information will be distributed to the churches, electronically, approximately 2 weeks before the Convention.

You can review and download reports related to our upcoming Breakout Sessions and Decision Points by clicking on the link below. All provincial, national and ministry reports are available in the official 2023 ONMB Convention Yearbook.

Voting Representative:
The Voting Representative represents an already existing member (the church). Each Member Church is asked to appoint their single Voting Representative (usually the lead pastor).

Convention Member:
Formerly known as delegates, each Member Church may have one (1) Convention Member for every twenty-five (25) church members or fraction thereof of that Member Church.

Each Associate Church is invited to register their Representatives into membership as Convention Members.

Both the single Voting Representative AND Convention Members are all voting delegates at Convention, each with one vote, all votes are equal.

We are asking that your Voting Representative and Convention Members be registered by your church’s administration office which will then be communicated to our ONMB administration team. Full name and email address are needed for each person.

If you are unsure if you are a Convention Member or if you are interested in being a Convention Member representing your church, please connect with your pastoral or administrative staff.

Non-voting Guests:
All Member churches, Associate Member churches, Ministry Partners, and church plants are encouraged to send non-voting guests. Any non-voting individuals may register themselves as a Convention Guest. REGISTRATION CLOSES FEB 17 @ 12PM!

If you are only coming as a guest to the Friday night worship event you do not have to register. We encourage you to bring your friends and neighbours to this event. If you are intending to participate in any events during the day on Friday or Saturday you will need to register.

Following is a copy of the published rules from the convention report:

  • We strive for unity and respect, seeking the participation of all assembled, as we discern decisions that shape the future of our conference.
  • Members are invited to respond to the reports and recommendations presented.
  • When wanting to make a comment, please state your name and Church you are representing.
  • Address your comments directly to the moderator. Keep your comments brief and avoid repeating statements already given by other Conference delegates.
  • In order to keep things flowing smoothly, each Member may speak up to three times on any specific issue. For further comments, he/she must await the Moderator’s approval, and that will be given only when no other Member wishes to speak.
  • Additional instructions may be provided by the Moderator regarding procedures for Conference Members.
  • The Moderator reserves the right to bring discussion to a close with proper notification.
  • Only Voting Representatives and Convention Members are permitted to vote.
  • In general, Roberts Rules of Order may be used as a guideline during the business sessions.
  • A spirit of love should prevail in all comments.

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