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African Leadership Coaching Network with AIMM

The African Leadership Coaching Network is a team of Congolese and North American teachers that build 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 bimonthly 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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Equip women for ministry in DR Congo with AIMM

Mennonite Church Canada is part of the AIMM Partnership Council in the country and supports adult-literacy ministry in Congo. More than 200 adult-literacy teachers have received training in the "Evangelization Through Literacy" program, initiated in 2018 by Congolese women leaders. The new teachers are already teaching more than 1,500 adults to read and write in the principal Congolese languages and report overwhelming demand for their services. 

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Theological Training in Burkina Faso with AIMM

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).

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Grow leaders in Ethiopia

Meserete Kristos Church is the fastest growing and largest Anabaptist/Mennonite denomination in Mennonite World Conference. For more than 15 years Mennonite Church Canada has supported the development of Meserete Kristos College, which serves as a significant leadership training centre. Through the sending of teachers for short-term assignments and supporting ongoing building projects at the College, Mennonite Church Canada seeks to continue to learn and grow together with Meserete Kristos Church.

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Train Pastors in Vietnam

Mennonite Church Canada works in partnership with the North American Vietnamese Evangelical Fellowship (NAVEF) to support a Bible school and training seminars for pastors and church leaders in the areas of church history, theology, and Biblical study. NAVEF also provides financial support and counsel for the church to develop effective and sustainable structures that will serve the growing Mennonite Church in Vietnam.

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Resource Workers

Resource Workers fulfill short term, international assignments that bring teaching at the invitation of partners around the world.  Your gift will assist partner churches who invite such instruction and development. You may designate your gift to a specific worker by entering their name in the "Add a message" option during the donation process. 

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Form Anabaptist study groups in China

Christians in China yearn for the teaching of peace, community, discipleship, and other unique Anabaptist values. One Chinese leader said, "You have deep roots in faith and Anabaptist teaching. we have the leaves of new growth and belief. We need each other to survive." Join with Chinese believers as we grow together in faith.

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Outreach ministry in Colombia

As a partner with IMCOL, Mennonite Church Canada supports the Colombia Mennonite Church with grants for ministries, especially in the areas of leadership development, church planting and missions. The church operates a seminary, departments for church planting and missions, and a justice-and-peace centre, Justapaz. The Colombia Mennonite Church also serves through its development and relief agency, Mencoldes.

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Growing peace and coffee in the Philippines

Coffee for Peace is a social enterprise that works directly with local coffee farmers to ensure a fair return for their product and responsible environmental practices.

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Supply biblical and theological teachers in Ethiopia

Joanne and Werner De Jong are relief faculty at Meserete Kristos College, while the school transitions to become a seminary. Support their ministry of education.

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Building Peace Communities in the Philippines

The island of Mindanao is known as a conflict zone in the Philippines, but it is the place where Witness workers Lakan Sumulong and Lakambini Mapayapa (Dann and Joji Pantoja) have founded PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PCBI). PCBI provides peace-and-justice training for Christian church leaders, Indigenous leaders and civil society organizations. 

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Develop a peace church in Myanmar

During a time of violence and unrest in Myanmar, two groups of Anabaptist Christians have asked for Mennonite Church Canada to support them in leadership development and peace theology training.  

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Peace Church Pastors in South Korea

Witness workers Bock Ki Kim and Sook Kyoung Park have been instrumental in the formation of Mennonite Church South Korea, while also church planting in Seoul. Bock Ki also translates many Anabaptist resources into Korean to equip new congregations. Sook Kyoung teaches English and conflict resolution skills to children in an after-school program.

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Self-sufficient churches in Thailand

Focused on building self-sufficient congregations, Tom and Christine Poovong provide pastoral leadership to emerging Christian communities in northeastern Thailand. They have developed income-generation ministries, including MennoShoes and an Issaan food restaurant, businesses where Christian disciples make a steady income and are able to give back to their local congregations.

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Celebrate pastoral training in Benin

Benin Bible Institute (IBB) is an interdenominational Bible school that provides leadership training for Beninese churches. It is intended to provide biblical and theological training for pastors and lay leaders, as well as people wanting to better understand their faith. The full-time program extends over three years and leads to the equivalent of the French Baccalaureate. It is intended for pastors and individuals who are called to full-time ministry in their denomination.

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