MENNONITE WORLD CONFERENCE: A community of Anabaptist-related churches

Message by Gerald Hildebrand – April 28, 2024

Vision: Mennonite World Conference is called to be a communion (Koinonia) of Anabaptist-related churches linked to one another in a worldwide community of faith for fellowship, worship, service and witness.

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is our global Anabaptist family.

MOSAIC: Becoming a part of God’s bigger picture.

John 10:16 NIV  Jesus says, “I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.”

– Jesus is creating a new community, a new way of belonging, painting a new picture.

– Jesus focuses on the Kingdom of God.

– Jesus is forming a new community on earth.

– Jesus’ Community

– Physical

– Social

– Systemic

– Spiritual

Ephesians 4:1-6 NLT  Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all.

“If you come to help us, you can leave now. But if your liberation is tied to ours, then let’s get to work together.” – Tim Lind and Pakisa Tshimika

“I really appreciate the desire to build meaningful relationships globally. It is through MWC that I have learned to appreciate that the diversity of peoples provides a rich tapestry of perspective in God’s kingdom. I have seen more and more that we are one another’s keepers.” – Barbara Nkala (Zimbabwe)

– Following Jesus, living out unity, building peace

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About Gerald Hildebrand: Gerald Hildebrand serves as the Mennonite World Conference Regional Representative for North America. He has served as a pastor for over 25 years. Gerald is married to Joanne and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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