The Mission Commission facilitates the Global Mission Fellowship (GMF), a global fellowship of dialogue, support and connection for Anabaptist-related churches and mission groups. There are 71 member organizations operating out of 36 countries.
- God’s mission through the church involves conveying the whole gospel of Jesus Christ across spiritual, cultural, economic and political boundaries and within a church’s local settings.
- The church’s mission includes ministries in word and deed to persons and peoples outside the community of Christ with the goal of making disciples and bringing these new disciples into fellowships of believers.
- The gospel of Jesus Christ is expressed through a spectrum of evangelistic, disciple-making and humanitarian/social activities.
- Every church, whether at a local, national or regional level, has the responsibility to develop and sustain its God-given gifts for doing and being in mission.
- Encourage collaboration and dialogue among members (via email, WhatsApp, regional in-person meetings)
- Share best practices
- Accomplish together what each could not attempt individually
- Honour and value gifts from Anabaptist mission agencies and groups of all sizes
The GMF gathers every three years.
One member of GMF is Mennonite Christian Service Fellowship of India (MCSFI), itself a network of nine Mennonite and Brethren-in-Christ denominations in India and Nepal. MCSFI organizes gatherings of pastors, women and youth, and runs social service and disaster relief projects both within the regions of the member bodies and in unreached areas of India.
Which organizations are part of GMF? Find out here: https://mwc-cmm.org/gmf/
This article first appeared in Courier/Correo/Courrier October 2019.