Cultivating Healthy Churches
We believe that the church is God’s means to carry out His mission in the world. His mission is carried out through Christ-honoring, biblically based, prayerful, healthy congregations. Such congregations love God with their whole being and love their neighbor with dedication and commitment. The Pacific District Conference of the Mennonite Brethren (PDC) is committed to help member congregations become healthy vibrant organisms committed to make a difference in their communities and in the world through sharing the good news of the gospel and serving people in need.
The old axiom, if you have your health you have everything, may be true of our physical bodies, but it is also true of the church. While some churches show signs of dynamic health, many have plateaued and some are declining. Some studies indicate that 80-85% of all churches are either plateaued or declining. For that reason the PDC is committed to provide resources, congregational assessments and coaching to assist churches to become healthy, growing and dynamic communities of faith. Strong healthy churches are essential if we are to fulfill the mission Christ has given his church to make disciples of all nations.
Our Family Connections
The Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches is a part of the larger US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. You can visit that website to learn more about us and our larger family. We are connected globally with other Mennonite Brethren believers through the International Community of Mennonite Brethren, (ICOMB).
The Pacific District Conference of MB Churches gives governance to Fresno Pacific University, a Christian institution that embodies Christ-centered values and is known for known for academic excellence, innovative programming and spiritual vitality. FPU is located in Fresno, CA.
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is God’s message to us to tell us about himself and how he wants us to live. The ways in which we believe the Bible informs our common life is outlined in the USMB Confession of Faith.
Who We Are
Mennonite Brethren are followers of Jesus who have a common spiritual heritage, share basic theological perspectives and core convictions. Learn more about these things by clicking here.