Developing Leaders

We believe that faith in Jesus starts with following Jesus; trusting him as the leader of our lives. But we also believe Jesus empowers his followers with influence, and in many cases, leadership. Throughout the history of the church, leaders have cared for and guided the Body of Christ, helping their communities follow Jesus more closely. That’s why we strive to equip our existing leaders and consistently develop new leaders to increase the influence and impact of the church in our time.

All of our ONMB churches covenant together to:

  • Ensure all teaching and pastoral staff are affirmed through our MB credentialing process, ideally as part of hiring or by the end of their first year of pastoral ministry (and for existing uncredentialed staff, as soon as possible).
  • Where possible, participate in ongoing ONMB, Multiply, or MB Seminary leadership development initiatives and educational opportunities such as Pastors’ & Leaders’ Day, Awake, and various seminary offerings, in order to further hone the skills required to navigate faith and discipleship in today’s context.
  • Encourage and intentionally develop young leaders in your context. Where possible, participate in and leverage leadership development initiatives such as Leaders Collective, SOAR, Action, Trek, etc.
  • Where possible, promote Camp Crossroads to children and students as an investment opportunity into their discipleship and leadership development.

In this season, we invite you to:

Credential Teaching and Pastoral Staff

The process of becoming a Credentialed Pastor within the Ontario Conference of MB Churches is overseen by the Faith and Life Team (FLT) of Ontario in partnership with the ONMB Executive Director (ED). As this is a collaborative venture with the local church the process ideally begins before a candidate is hired.

Learn More About Pastor Credentialing

Participate in Leadership Development Events

ONMB resources churches by providing leadership training either directly or through partner organizations.

  • Leaders Collective Retreat – October 14-16, 2022
  • ONMB Pastors & Leaders Day – February 24, 2023
  • ONMB Convention – February 24-25, 2023

Develop Young Leaders in your community

The ONMB Conference sees the value in investing in our future leaders. Leaders Collective is a value-added development track for young adults engaged in ministry within MB churches in Ontario

  • Leaders Collective is a value-added development track for young adults engaged in ministry within MB churches in Ontario.
  • Camp Crossroads is our provincial camp which supports the mission of the church by creating disciples and leaders of kids and youth.
Learn More About Leaders Collective

Invest in Education with MB Seminary & Tyndale

MB Seminary along with a partnership with Tyndale University College, play a prominent role in the nurturing and development of leaders, and disciples. This serves our churches by bolstering a biblical foundation for its students, nurturing them in leadership, and preparation for a life of ministry and discipleship.

Learn More About MB Seminary

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