About

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.


Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in gathering and travel, PCO 2020 which was scheduled for the end of this May is cancelled.

Since the Pastoral Credentialing Orientation is less about a download of information and more about relationship building and about meeting the various MB family members, an on-line format was deemed inadequate to meet the objectives of this event.

We expect to offer in PCO again in the spring of 2021, in British Columbia and hope to see you there.

If you have any questions regarding PCO or your credentialing please contact your provincial conference minister or Faith & Life Team.


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