An equipping and orientation event for all pastors in an MB church in Canada. PCO is a Board of Faith and Life 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.

PCO is taking place May 14-16, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


PCO Information

Registration fees

Early Bird registration: $300 (Available until Monday, March 25)
Regular registration: $350 (Available from Tuesday, March 26 until Monday, April 22)

Registration fees cover the cost of breaks, lunches, suppers, and course materials.

Deadline for registration was April 22, 2019. Registration is now closed.


Cancellation Policy

Refunds (less administration fee of $75) will be granted upon requests sent to events@mbchurches.ca prior or April 22, 2019. No refunds will be granted after April 22, 2019 due to binding commitments between the Canadian Conference and vendors. Substitutions permitted if unable to attend.



May 14-16, 2019 – CMU, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Click here for a CMU campus map.



Registrants are responsible to make their own accommodation reservations

Sandman Hotel & Suites Winnipeg (Airport shuttle provided)
1750 Sargent Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3H 0C7 – Phone: 1-800-SANDMAN or 204-775-7263
Rate: $119.00 + taxes
Group name: Pastors Credentialing Orientation (CCMBC)
Special rate if booked before April 14, 2019.

CMU Dorms
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N2 – Phone: 204-594-0533
Single occupancy rate: $50.50/person + taxes
Double occupancy rate: $37.25/person + taxes
Fill out CMU Short term accommodation booking form (here), and email to rental@cmu.ca to reserve a room.



Registrants are responsible to make their own transportation arrangements.



Hear what other PCO attendees had to say!

“PCO is an informative & inspiring event where leaders from across Canada can meet learn & grow together in faith, ministry practice and a heart to see the church of Christ built up for the glory of God.”

– Andrew Geddert, Northview Community, PCO 2018


“The PCO provided a solid foundation for ministry through the education of looking at MB history while experiencing a progressive & forward-thinking collection of churches that are passionate about Jesus & proclaiming the Gospel.”

– Rod Adrian, Central Heights Church, PCO 2018


“I found PCO a very worthwhile experience. The holistic educational model and topics covered gave great insight into what it means to be MB & why that should excite us.”

– Sean Hildebrand, Northview Community Church, PCO 2018