May 28-30, 2024 | Abbotsford, BC

what is pco?

An equipping and orientation event for all pastors in an MB church in Canada. PCO is a National Faith and Life Team event, supported by MB Seminary faculty and Canadian Conference staff. It is for those who are new to ministry within the Mennonite Brethren conference and for others who are seeking a refresher on Mennonite Brethren history, theology and resources.

Attendance and completion of Pastors Credentialing Orientation is a requirement for pastoral credentialing through the pastor’s respective provincial conference.

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Accommodations

Each participant is responsible for looking after their own accommodations. The PCO event will be hosted by The Meeting Place Church, located in downtown Winnipeg (139 Smith Street). There are a number of hotels located within walking distance to The Meeting Place.

 

Here are some of the hotels in the area:

Another option is an AirBnB where you can find a number of condos also within walking distance to The Meeting Place church.

Schedule

Thursday, May 28 (Click to expand)

8:00 am Registration at Columbia Bible College
Main Presentations:
“Why MB?”  Kristal Toews
 
Visit and tour of MCC BC (Abbotsford)
 
Visit and tour of Multiply (Abbotsford)
 
Main Presentations:
“Intro to the MB Confession of Faith” (Part 1). Ken Esau
 
“Global-Church Partnership.” Bruce Enns
 
Return to Columbia Bible College—c. 6:30 pm 

Friday, May 29(Click to expand)

8:30 am at Columbia Bible College
Main Presentations:
“Intro to the MB Confession of Faith (Part 2). Ken Esau
 
“MB Hermeneutical Case Study.”  TBD
 
Visit and tour of Central Community Church Multi-site Ministry (Harrison Gospel Chapel)
 
Main Presentations:
“Lessons from Multi-site Ministry” Central Pastor Team
 
“Servant Leadership.” Mark Wessner
 
Return to Columbia Bible College—c. 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 30 (Click to expand)

8:30 am at Columbia Bible College
Main Presentations:
“Sustainable Ministry” Rob Thiessen et al.
 
Communion & Commissioning

Departure—c. 1:00 pm.

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