Strengthen partnerships through Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission

In several countries in Africa, Mennonite Church Canada works together with other Mennonite organizations through Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM). This is a rich partnership which brings African, North American, and European partners to the table together to determine how each can contribute their gifts to help grow churches and equip leaders in African countries.

Church youth in Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso

In partnership with African Inter-Mennonite Mission, Mennonite Church Canada began working in Burkina Faso in 1978, focusing on bringing the word of God to people in their mother tongue. Over the years, Mennonite Church Canada has sent workers to serve on linguistics and church-planting teams, and worked with leadership development. Currently, Mennonite ministries in the country come together through the Burkina Faso Partnership Council, which includes Mennonite churches and organizations from Burkina Faso, France, United States and Canada. Together they provide seminars, theological training by extension and scholarships for formal training, which help raise up new leaders in the Église Evangelique Mennonite du Burkina Faso (Evangelical Mennonite Church of Burkina Faso).


Partner Program - AIMM - Burkina Faso

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Equip women for ministry in DR Congo

Mennonite Church Canada works together with other Mennonite organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, through Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM). Two large Mennonite denominations grew out of this holistic ministry: Communauté Evangélique au Congo (Evangelical Mennonite Church of Congo) and Communauté Mennonite au Congo (Mennonite Church of Congo). These churches have celebrated over 100 years of Mennonite presence and witness in Congo.

Mennonite Church Canada is part of the AIMM Partnership Council in DR Congo and supports adult-literacy ministry., Begun by the Congolese women leaders in 2018 to help develop women in leadership for the church, more than 200 adult-literacy teachers have received training in "Evangelism through Literacy." The new teachers are moving into their communities and are already teaching more than 1500 adults to read and write in the principal Congolese languages and report overwhelming demand for their services.  

Partner Program - AIMM - Congo

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Left to right: Antoinette Kiswangi, Leonard Kiswangi, Andre Kalenga, Maria Gomes, Daniel Canganguela, Berci Mundedi, Rudy Dirks, Albert Mulamba, Gomez Miranda, Charles Buller, Abertine Mulamba.
Photo Source: Courtesy Rudy Dirks.

African Leadership Coaching Network

 

The Leadership Coaching Network is a team of Congolese and North American teachers that builds leaders through spiritual transformation for the Mennonite Church of Congo. Rudy Dirks is a resource person as part of this network's certificate program.  It includes bi-monthly online meetings and annual in-person gatherings. Participants are organized into groups across Congo and in Angola for mutual support and growth.  

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Join AIMM in supporting this program of leadership development.  For more information contact Tany Warkentin, Liason for Ministry in Africa.

Leadership Coaching - Rudy Dirks

Join AIMM in supporting the African Leadership Coaching Network, a program of leadership development.
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