All posts by Vanessa Kelleybrew

By Laurie Oswald Robinson, editor Almost 85 years ago, the first Mennonites went to Tanzania to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. This past summer, a delegation of Tanzanian Mennonite bishops came to remind their brothers and sisters in North America that their “family” relationship still matters. Amos Muhagachi, a bishop from Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania (KMT, the Tanzanian Mennonite Church) was ... [ More ]
Posted November 7, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
We invite and encourage intercessors from across conference to be part of the Conference Prayer team. It is our hope to meet once a month for a time of prayer. We will meet via conference call, and at the conference office. Our first prayer meeting will be today, Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30pm. To connect by conference call, please use the following number: Dial-in Number: 716-273-1030 Attendee PIN:    127 ... [ More ]
Posted November 7, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Doug Kaufman will end his conference role at the end of December. He began an interim position with conference in August 2009, and took the CPLT position in February 2010. He has served well in his role, and offered wise counsel in many situations over the years. He will be missed. Feel free to pray for him in this time, and inquire about his plans for the future. We pray God’s blessing for him in the transition ... [ More ]
Posted November 7, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
The Pastor Gathering concludes today (Wednesday) at Amigo Centre, sponsored by Leadership Enhancement, Ministry Credentialing, and Missional Leadership teams. Half the pastors in congregational assignment responded to the invitation to learn about healthy boundaries, participate in a retreat, and begin practically planning for implementing Renewing a Vision, the new IMMC vision. Shannon Dycus, Bob Yoder and Dan ... [ More ]
Posted November 7, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
We give thanks for the life of Jesus being shared by congregations in communities across conference. We give thanks for open doors for increased intercultural competency: our new congregations in Indianapolis, and the invitation to Tanzania. May God continue to transform our hearts. We give thanks for upcoming opportunities to practice generosity and hospitality over ... [ More ]
Posted November 7, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Seventeen individuals participated in the October 24 Search Guide training. Nancy Kauffmann and Doug Kaufman both provided excellent input about walking with pastoral search committees. The new process is already being ... [ More ]
Posted November 7, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew
Thanks to your generous support this month, our income was above budget by $262.  Unfortunately our expenses were $518 above budget for this month but year to date are $4,958 below budget.  This was due to the fact that we had some expenses that while budgeted over the year were paid out in this month.  Year to date income is still $4,770 below budget. Even given this situation our year to date income is above ... [ More ]
Posted November 7, 2017 by Vanessa Kelleybrew