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History and Formation for the
First Latin MB Churches

LEAD Pods is a USMB podcast devoted to leadership development and spiritual growth. It's "the best of us to the rest of us." Hosted by Matt Ehresman.

EP. 107 - JULY 11, 2024

Our resident MB historian Peggy Goertzen is back for another episode of history and storytelling, this time recounting the early days and foundation of the Latin America Mennonite Brethren (LAMB) district. Back in the 1930s, MB pioneers Peter E. Penner, Harry Neufeld, and others were trailblazers in reaching Spanish-speaking people near the Rio Grande Valley. After years of hard work and multiple challenges, these leaders eventually established several Spanish-speaking MB churches, as well as El Faro (The Lighthouse), an important Christian school for children in the region.

In this era of our history, two MB trademark priorities were once again evident: In our mission work, we have a rich history of elevating both evangelism AND discipleship. This outreach to Spanish-speaking communities was one of the first times we openly welcomed a new ethnic group to our family of churches, and that spirit of inclusion continues today.

Peggy is a fascinating storyteller, so we hope these stories from our past leave you inspired and encouraged for your next season of ministry!

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CORD. USMB is committed to partnering with immigrant congregations. In a world where more than 270 million people are on the move, migration provides an opportunity for our USMB family to consider the mission of the Church. Increasingly, the mission is on U.S. soil. The CORD acronym describes USMB’s partnership with immigrant churches:

  • Connecting immigrant churches to resources and other congregations within our MB family.
  • Organizing and assisting with establishing a stable place of worship.
  • Retooling through biblical training and educational resources centered around our USMB Confession of Faith.
  • Developing pastors and key leaders capable of shepherding a healthy church.

Click here for more information or contact Terry Hunt, CORD Committee chair.


Leadership Pipeline

Leadership Pipeline identifies, invests in and empowers leaders for vocational ministry by providing members with paid ministry internships, free leadership training and connection with local internship possibilities.

Churches and other faith-based organization are also invited to join the Leadership Pipeline. Members will be connected with potential intern candidates and help to prepare for a successful internship experience.   Visit www.leaderpipeline.net to learn more.


LEAD Cohorts

LEAD Cohorts  are FREE online meeting places for small groups of MB pastors and leaders – or anyone interested in learning more about a specific topic or gathering with like-minded people.

The next session of LEAD Cohorts will begin this Fall. Watch your email inbox for registration and information in early June. Here is a list of the cohorts that will be offered, and more will be added soon. Online registration will be available. If you have additional questions, please email Janae Shafer.


LEAD Coaching Program

LEAD Coaching is an intentional, ongoing life-on-life relationship that empowers the person being coached to realize their full potential, purpose, confidence, courage, joy and vocational accomplishment.

Trained coaches are skilled at listening, asking powerful questions, defining goals, helping you develop relevant action plans and providing the accountability and support for you to succeed.

Watch this short video, or click here for more information or to download the brochure.


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