Assembly 2017 Workshops

A Gospel for the World
melodie bissel
Melodie Bissel
Plan to Protect: an overview
Over, 10,000 churches have chosen Plan to Protect® as the standard of protection and abuse prevention they are striving to achieve. In 2016 a partnership was forged between Plan to Protect® and The Mennonite Brethren Churches in Canada. This seminar introduces you to the standard of care and covers the basics of Plan to Protect®. We will include an overview of the benefits of this partnership, an introduction to the company, an overview of the insurance requirements, an implementation strategy, and a review of our membership levels, resources, services and training. 
lloyd letkeman
Lloyd Letkeman
Mission in an age of Truth and Reconciliation 
Engage the delicate yet necessary conversation of living on mission "from everywhere to everywhere." MB Mission's Central Canada team uses Kairos' The Blanket Exercise during STM orientation retreats. Our prayer is to educate and to develop an appreciation for Canada's history from a First Nations' perspective among our participants in accordance with the TRC recommendations. Join Lloyd Letkeman and friends to discuss contextualizing, de-culturing, decolonizing and indigenizing the Gospel of Jesus. How we live out the Gospel in Canada affects how we "do mission" abroad. 
Janelle Hume

Janessa Giesbrecht
Engaging your whole church
In his ministry, Jesus opened up the doors for outsiders to become insiders. How does the church do the same within its own community? Join facilitators Janelle Hume (MBMission) and Janessa Giesbrecht (Fort Garry MB Church) as together we explore what it looks like to intentionally integrate young adults, singles, new Canadians, and others into the church body through the lens of Galatians 3:23-29.
Paul Winter
Paul Winter
Understanding Indigenous history: a Blanket Exercise
Gaining education in Canadian-Indigenous history is one of the key steps in the reconciliation process. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a tool used to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. It’s an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re often unaware of.
Daniel Beutler
Mentoring - culture or strategy?
The beginnings of mentoring are lost in antiquity. Today the term is understood in many different ways, depending on the context and the goal of the relationship. Qualities like advising, encouraging, guiding, protecting, empowering, and building capacity all highlight different aspects of the character and role of a mentor. In this workshop we explode a few mentoring myths and explore practical steps for those looking for a mentor, as well as those wondering how God may want to use what they’ve learned as a blessing to others.