Empowering each local MB church to reach its full God-given ministry potential, within the framework of our Evangelical and Anabaptist distinctives.


Church Planting Spotlight

Redemption Church

Since 2019, Redemption Church in Owatonna, Minnesota, has met in a 3,200 square-foot building in a strip mall. As the congregation outgrew the space, Pastor Christian Kohs began looking into purchasing and renovating a warehouse, a process he said would have taken years to get up to code.

Instead, God provided an opportunity for Redemption to purchase a meeting space in the heart of downtown, breathing new life into the oldest building in Steele County and providing opportunity for growth.

in February, a Redemption member learned from a neighbor that First Baptist Church (FBC) on Main Street was closing its doors. Pastor Kohs visited the church and soon after was consulting Central District Conference (CDC) leaders and making an offer matching the asking price of $168,000, although the 132-year-old building and its contents were worth $3.1 million. Although Redemption’s bid was the lowest of three, because the two higher bidders wanted either to demolish or gut the building, the church accepted Redemption’s offer.

The congregation is planning a grand opening celebration Sept. 11, which coincides with Redemption’s fourth birthday. The church launched on Sept. 9, 2018. Redemption has personally invited the 11 remaining members of FBC to attend.

Read the full article in the Christian Leader.


CORD Program

CORD Program. USMB is partnering with immigrant churches through the new CORD program. CORD will provide biblical training around our Confession of Faith, assistance in establishing a stable place of worship, leadership development and connection with like-minded congregations.

Isaiah 54:2 (ESV) “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes."

Click here for more information or contact Henri Ngolo, Integrated Immigrant Coordinator, or Terry Hunt, Eastern District Minister.


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. Cohorts meet online every two weeks for about an hour and typically last three months.

The next session of LEAD Cohorts will begin next Spring. Watch your email inbox for information in early September. Here is a listing of the cohorts that were offered this Fall. You can expect to see some of these and possibly some new topics later this year. Online registration will be available. If you have additional questions please email Janae Rempel.


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.


LEAD One Program

LEAD One events are FREE regional, one-day interactive leadership training events presented by USMB for church leaders or teams of leaders. These events provide an opportunity to learn more about a specific theme or topic in a relaxed and casual setting. These events help build networks where pastors can be encouraged, share ideas and build lasting relationships.

We are in the planning stages for the next series LEAD One events. Check back for the next LEAD One coming to your area. Meanwhile, visit LEAD One for more information.



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