TWO OPTIONS:

IN-PERSON

PCO ONTARIO

OCT 27 – 29, 2021

ONMB is hosting an in-person three-day intensive PCO at Northend Church in St. Catharines, ON.

PCO East is open to all eligible MB pastors not affected by regional travel restrictions.

VIRTUAL

PCO WEST

NOV 4, 2021
DEC 2, 2021
JAN 6, 2022
FEB 3, 2022

9am -12pm PST

BCMB is hosting a multi-day virtual PCO between November 2021 and February 2022.

PCO West is open to all eligible MB pastors from all regions across Canada.

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.

Presenters

Learn from our faculty who will teach on Mennonite Brethren history, theology and resources.

Elton DaSilva

Elton is the National Director of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. He and his wife Anna, currently attend The Meeting Place (Winnipeg).

Ken Esau

Ken has been teaching Bible and Theology at Columbia Bible College since 1991. He is presently a member of the BCMB Pastoral Ministries Committee (PMC) and the CCMBC National Faith and Life Team (NFLT) where he leads the Writing Team for the MB Confession. He and Karen attend The Life Centre (Abbotsford) and enjoy connecting with their adult children living in BC, Alberta, and Ontario.

Mark Wessner

Mark is passionate about leadership, teaching, and spiritual formation. He is the president of MB Seminary, and has been blessed to also be a pastor, professor, prison chaplain, business leader, and is also on the elder board at Central Heights Church. Whenever Mark has a spare moment, he loves to run up and down the trails and mountains of the Fraser Valley. Mark and Jennifer have two young adult daughters, Emily and Ashley.

Doug Heidebrecht

Doug Heidebrecht serves as Associate Professor of Mission and Theology at MB Seminary, on Multiply’s Global Lead Team, and as a member of the Canadian National Faith and Life Team.  Doug and Sherry have two married children and six grandchildren.

Andrew Dyck

Andrew Dyck is Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. He teaches primarily seminarians—including those in CMU’s seminary track for MB students. He is also an adjunct professor with MB Seminary. Previously, Andrew pastored in MB churches for 16 years. (His first career was as a physiotherapist.) His research interests include the faith challenges of ‘young’ seniors, and the changing MB language around baptism and communion (from means of grace, to sign, to witness). His PhD dissertation examined the spirituality of MBs and their engagement with contemplative practices. Andrew is committed to the formation of Christian leaders who have depth of character, of knowledge, of ministry skills, and of intimacy with God.

Presenters

Learn from our faculty who will teach on Mennonite Brethren history, theology and resources.

Ken Esau

Ken has been teaching Bible and Theology at Columbia Bible College since 1991. He is presently a member of the BCMB Pastoral Ministries Committee (PMC) and the CCMBC National Faith and Life Team (NFLT) where he leads the Writing Team for the MB Confession. He and Karen attend The Life Centre (Abbotsford) and enjoy connecting with their adult children living in BC, Alberta, and Ontario.

Mark Wessner

Mark is passionate about leadership, teaching, and spiritual formation. He is the president of MB Seminary, and has been blessed to also be a pastor, professor, prison chaplain, business leader, and is also on the elder board at Central Heights Church. Whenever Mark has a spare moment, he loves to run up and down the trails and mountains of the Fraser Valley. Mark and Jennifer have two young adult daughters, Emily and Ashley.

Elton DaSilva

Elton is the National Director of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. He and his wife Anna, currently attend The Meeting Place (Winnipeg).

Doug Heidebrecht

Doug Heidebrecht serves as Associate Professor of Mission and Theology at MB Seminary, on Multiply’s Global Lead Team, and as a member of the Canadian National Faith and Life Team.  Doug and Sherry have two married children and six grandchildren.

Andrew Dyck

Andrew Dyck is Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. He teaches primarily seminarians—including those in CMU’s seminary track for MB students. He is also an adjunct professor with MB Seminary. Previously, Andrew pastored in MB churches for 16 years. (His first career was as a physiotherapist.) His research interests include the faith challenges of ‘young’ seniors, and the changing MB language around baptism and communion (from means of grace, to sign, to witness). His PhD dissertation examined the spirituality of MBs and their engagement with contemplative practices. Andrew is committed to the formation of Christian leaders who have depth of character, of knowledge, of ministry skills, and of intimacy with God.

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