Ministry partner update: ICOMB – March 2018
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.
Executive Committee Meeting (9–10 February 2018) was a great blessing. Thank you for praying. We experienced the joy of the Lord in so many ways. We refined our mission statement to “Healthy, Missional Conferences Making Disciples.” We will present this to ICOMB Summit in June. It means that ICOMB’s work will continue to concentrate on helping our national conferences achieve their potential, and healthy conferences provide identity and community as a foundation for sustained mission work. We have asked Rudi Plett of Paraguay (ICOMB associate director) to consider replacing David Wiebe on 1 July 2018. David is retiring. We also have asked all national conference leaders to submit other nominations for the executive to consider. We will finalize our choice on 15 April 2018 as executive.
—David Wiebe, executive director