Training national leaders is critical for the development of Mennonite Brethren conferences. Yet many do not have the finances for formal education.
The ICOMB Global Scholarship Fund assists applicants from the Mennonite Brethren global family to conclude studies.
Growing the Global Scholarship Fund is an ICOMB priority
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, and many need assistance to achieve that. As successful as the Fund has been in the past, there is tremendous potential now and for the future.
ICOMB allows us to come alongside our family members in this grand opportunity.
I completed my master’s studies at MB Biblical Seminary, USA 2007-2009. From 2011-2014 I completed my doctoral studies in St. Andrews University, UK. The ICOMB Scholarship was an important contribution. I serve now as the academic Dean at the Instituto Biblico Asuncion, Paraguay and also as Secretary of the Mission Commission of Mennonite World Conference.
My studies tremendously helped me in my personal spiritual journey. I grew in deeper understanding of Anabaptist faith and practice, learning to persevere in situations that seemed above my strength. I was equipped to go further as a spiritual shepherd. I completed my doctoral studies in Acadia University, Canada 2012 – 2018. I serve now as a local church Pastor and Bishop of the Free Christian Church, Lithuania.
I completed my doctoral studies in Theology in History of Christianity during academic years 2014-18. The Scholarship Fund was a great help to meet both research aids and basic needs of my family as well. I am serving now as a Professor of History of Christianity at MB Centenary Bible College, India. I am serving also as the Chairman of the MB Field Association overseeing more than 20 MB Congregations.
KUKIDIKILA NDUNZI MULLER
I express my deepest gratitude to the ICOMB spiritual family leaders for their financial support, without which I could not complete my doctoral research. Since 2021, I am a Doctor in Sociology of organizational governance specializing in transformational leadership. I studied at the University of the Christian Alliance of Abidjan in Ivory Coast. Today I am the senior pastor of the French-speaking Batela Parish and a university professor. For nine years I served as the provincial representative of the Community of Mennonite Brethren churches in the city of Kinshasa, DR Congo.