Church planting continues to be a crucial area of ministry for USMB. We know from many studies that new churches are the most effective way to bring more people into the family of God. The concentrated teamwork of our local churches, districts, national conference and now the C2C U.S. church planting network, all working together to plant more churches, is not just a good thing to do, we must do it.
To move forward with planting more churches, we are actively praying and searching for committed and gifted church planters.
We are also unabashedly asking people to give much-needed funds to invest in this eternity-changing vision. We are also seeking many prayer warriors who will commit to pray for direction, wisdom and protection. And we ask for prayers for connection with people who don't know Jesus…yet.
In 1996, Mission USA was established as a church planting and church renewal arm of the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Under the direction of Ed Boschman as the first director (1996-2001) and Don Morris (2004-2016), many churches were planted in that 20 year stretch under the Mission USA umbrella.
Mission USA was retired in 2016 in favor of a new collaborative means of church planting with USMB, our five district conferences and C2C U.S. C2C U.S. is an MB-based church planting network that originated in Canada as C2C Network. Scott Thomas serves as the C2C U.S. national director.
Mennonite Brethren have always been a missionary people, and our efforts to plant churches and renew existing congregations is simply our approach to living out the Great Commission to spread the Good News in our own communities and around the world. It’s about local and national mission!