From generation to generation, the church must call out and grow new leaders if it is to fulfill its ongoing mission in the world. God is raising up many new leaders right now. They are already making a difference, yet they need further training.
Training national leaders is critical for the development of Mennonite Brethren conferences. The Mennonite Brethren have schools for different levels of studies all over the world, in many different languages.
Many do not have the finances for formal education. The Global Scholarship Fund is an endowment fund that disburses annual earnings to assist applicants from the Mennonite Brethren global family.
There is tremendous potential now to grow the Global Scholarship Fund for the future. Find out how you can come along side your Mennonite Brethren family members and donate to the scholarship fund.
Training National Leaders through Global Scholarship Fund
Cesar and Sandra Garcia
“We are so grateful for the education we received. Thanks to those who invested in our training, we are well-equipped to serve Christ’s body!” Cesar received funds to study at MB Biblical Seminary in Fresno. Sandra also enrolled at Fresno Pacific University Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Cesar is now the General Secretary of Mennonite World Conference. Sandra is pastor of a Mennonite Brethren church and coordinator of family well-being services in Bogota, Colombia.
They received funds to study at Fresno Pacific University. They now serve the Portugal MB conference as church planters: Paula as a marriage and family therapist, and Joe as President of the Conference. Joe also serves ICOMB as a coach for the Angola MB conference.
Kinana received funds to study at the Christian University of Kinshasa (Congo). He is now the Christian education coordinator for the Congo MB conference. He is in charge of developing a new curriculum for 350 schools and 80,000 students within the Congo Mennonite school system.
Nzuzi received funds to study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) where he earned his PhD. He trains pastors as national evangelist for the Congo MB conference and regional teacher for Angola and Malawi on behalf of MB Mission and ICOMB.
IP Asheervadam received funds to study at Serampore, India. He is now the Principal at MBCBC, the main training school for India MB Conference, graduating 30-40 pastors and planters annually, plus church workers from countries resistant to Christianity