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Licensing Covenant

To: Credentialed Ministers of the BC Conference of MB Churches,

The Pastoral Ministries Committee together with the Conference Minister has been given the responsibility of exercising ‘theological watch care’ for the BC Conference of MB Churches. Part of this task involves interviewing people before they are credentialed. For many Ministers, years or even decades have passed since the original credentialing interview. In order for the Pastoral Ministries Committee to fulfill its mandate, it must do more than simply assume all credentialed pastors continue to affirm the BCMB Confession of Faith and commitment to BCMB. As it would be a prohibitive task to re-interview pastors, the Covenant Renewal Document allows the Pastoral Ministries Committee to fulfill its responsibility to the Conference.

As part of the credentialing process you affirmed the following Covenant.

At this time we request that you renew your covenant by responding to each question with yes, no or provide an explanation. Please send this document to the BCMB office via email or fax.

I _______Your Name__________ affirm the following four statements of the Mennonite Brethren Conference Covenant:

1. I will seek to live in mutuality and harmony with fellow workers in the Conference and at all times seek to maintain a high standard of ethics in these relationships.                                                

2. I will actively seek to support and promote the programs and ministries of the Mennonite Brethren Conference

3. I am willing to participate in the Provincial Conference programs and be accountable to the Board of Pastoral Ministries

4. I wholeheartedly subscribe to the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith in all its aspects

Please help us to keep our records up to date by including the following information:

Full name:

Mailing Address including postal code:

Telephone contact number(s) for home and /or cell:

Email address:

Home Church:

Ministry position: (e.g. Pastor of Adult Ministries, retired pastor, Professor of  Biblical Theology at MBBS, etc.)

Thank you for taking the time to provide this information. Upon receipt your new Clergy ID Card will be sent by mail.

I pray that you will experience much joy and fruitfulness as you continue to serve our Lord. “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Cor. 15:58 NIV).

 

Blessings,

Merv Boschman

Interim Conference Minister

 #101 - 32310 South Fraser Way

Abbotsford, BC V2T 1X1

Email: office@bcmb.org

Office: (604) 853-6959 / Fax: (604) 853-6990