Ministry partner update: ICOMB – August 2016
The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting, strengthening and expanding.
Meeting with César García
After the Panama Summit, I met Cesar for the third annual meeting between Mennonite World Conference (MWC) and ICOMB. We discuss matters of mutual interest and concern. We consider MWC to be our “umbrella” global family. We always collaborate so that we don’t relate to MB national bodies in different ways, especially if there are problems.
ICOMB is the Mennonite Brethren community – the global “denomination.” It is the end result of mission. Service to others and proclamation of the gospel are the means to establish local churches that will eventually result in a Mennonite Brethren national church – an indigenous body serving and proclaiming within their own cultural context. As the expression of the Mennonite Brethren global family, altogether we form the MB denomination as an “international community.”