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  • ICOMB – International Community of Mennonite Brethren
    is out Subscribe now to get it in your inbox now sent in English French Spanish Portuguese and Russian Read More 13 Jan 2016 Voyage into the Unknown Drawing from his travels to visit MB churches around the world ICOMB executive director David Wiebe offers insights on faith That s impossible It must be photoshopped I said as I looked at an Read More 12 Jan 2016 Wake Up Strengthen

    Original URL path: http://www.icomb.org/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Give – ICOMB
    We Believe Education Give US Donors Canadian Donors Engaging ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its national member conferences connecting strengthening and expanding Contact Us i o o b g Social Resources

    Original URL path: http://www.icomb.org/give/ (2016-02-16)
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  • About Us – ICOMB
    discipleship of its national member conferences connecting strengthening and expanding ICOMB is connected to Mennonite Brethren and other Anabaptist organizations Read more about our National Churches Executive Committee and History About Us National Churches Executive Committee History of ICOMB Our Stories What We Believe Education Global Scholarship Fund Schools Give to the Global Scholarship Fund Give Affiliates Recent Posts India Trip Report January 2016 February 11 2016 ICOMB Update February

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  • Our Stories – ICOMB
    Reflections ICOMB Update 0 The church serves the world by giving the world the means to see itself truthfully The first question we must ask is not What should we do but What is going on I believe this is a quote from Stanley Read More Dave s Reflections 11 Jan 2016 Update from India by Rebekah Doerksen posted in ICOMB Update 0 A note from IP Asheervadam came just before Christmas Today we have won the court case that was filed against the Bible College Dr Arnold s Presidency and my Principal ship While this shows resolution to some aspects of this internal conflict ICOMB continues to ask Read More India News Pray 10 Jan 2016 Vision Trip Summit 2016 by Rebekah Doerksen posted in ICOMB Update 2 Are you interested in attending Summit 2016 in Panama City Meet leaders of our national churches and learn about ICOMB s agenda Visit a church in one of the river villages and take in Panamanian Indigenous culture Contact the ICOMB office for Read More Panama Summit 9 Jan 2016 Church Planting Partnership by Rebekah Doerksen posted in ICOMB Update 0 Uruguay and Brazil COBIM are beginning talks about planting churches in the region of Uruguay near the colonies around Bage Brazil This is very early yet the Spirit of God is moving to bring the two groups together to pray Read More Brazil News Pray Uruguay 8 Jan 2016 50th Anniversary by Rebekah Doerksen posted in ICOMB Update 0 Colegio Americas Unidas celebrated their 50th anniversary in operation as a Mennonite Brethren Christian school on Dec 11 12 Victor Wall of Paraguay Education Facilitator for ICOMB represented our global family Six leaders from Mennonite Church USA school support programs also attended Read More Colombia Education News 5 Jan 2016 ICOMB Update

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  • What We Believe – ICOMB
    the Mennonite renewal in Russia in 1860 World mission and migration have produced a Church that circles the globe As a world wide MB fellowship we commit ourselves to be a people of God People of the Bible The Bible is the authoritative Word of God and the infallible guide for faith and life World view The Bible provides the framework for our understanding of the world Interpretation Our interpretation is Christ centered We read the Scriptures with a New Testament perspective The person teaching and life of Jesus Christ bring continuity and clarity to both the Old and New Testaments Community of interpretation Every believer is encouraged to seek to understand the Bible in order to discern God s will for obedience Since the Holy Spirit is present and active in all believers we read and interpret the Bible and its demands for today s life in community Scripture references Ps 1 19 119 Matt 5 7 Luke 24 27 44 49 2 Tim 3 14 17 Hebr 1 1 2 Acts 2 42 15 1 29 17 11 Col 3 1 4 1 Petr 1 10 12 People of a New Way of Life By God s grace the Holy Spirit calls people to a new way of life through conversion discipleship and ongoing renewal Conversion Christian conversion begins with new birth and always involves a deliberate personal commitment As Christians we are called to turn from a broken relationship with God to a personal relationship with the true God from bondage of sin and past mistakes to freedom forgiveness and healing Discipleship In Christ salvation and ethics come together As Christians we are called to turn from individualism to interdependence with others in the church to prove ourselves faithful to the life and teachings of Jesus in everyday life Renewal The Holy Spirit indwells every believer testifying that we are God s children offering continual renewal and cleansing in order to empower for a life of witness and service Scripture references Is 43 1 Mark 8 34 38 John 1 12 13 3 5 8 14 15 16 26 Rom 8 1 Cor 4 2 Col 3 1 4 Tit 3 3 7 People of the Covenant Community In the church the covenant community believers commit themselves to worship together pray as Christ taught us to fellowship and to care for one another Believer s Baptism People from all cultures nations and languages who are willing to follow Jesus as obedient disciples confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and are baptized by water into the fellowship of the church The Mennonite Brethren church baptizes by immersion Lord s Supper In the Supper the church identifies with the life of Christ given for the redemption of humanity and proclaims the Lord s death and resurrection until he comes This Supper of remembrance expresses reconciliation fellowship peace and unity of all believers with Christ Accountability The church interprets God s will discerning what is right and what is

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  • Education – ICOMB
    disburses annual earnings to assist applicants from the Mennonite Brethren global family There is tremendous potential now to grow the Global Scholarship Fund for the future Find out how you can come along side your Mennonite Brethren family members and donate to the scholarship fund Training National Leaders through Global Scholarship Fund Current Legacy Cesar and Sandra Garcia We are so grateful for the education we received Thanks to those who invested in our training we are well equipped to serve Christ s body Cesar received funds to study at MB Biblical Seminary in Fresno Sandra also enrolled at Fresno Pacific University Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Cesar is now the General Secretary of Mennonite World Conference Sandra is pastor of a Mennonite Brethren church and coordinator of family well being services in Bogota Colombia José and Paula Arrais They received funds to study at Fresno Pacific University They now serve the Portugal MB conference as church planters Paula as a marriage and family therapist and Joe as President of the Conference Joe also serves ICOMB as a coach for the Angola MB conference Mwaku Kinana Kinana received funds to study at the Christian University of Kinshasa Congo He is now the Christian education coordinator for the Congo MB conference He is in charge of developing a new curriculum for 350 schools and 80 000 students within the Congo Mennonite school system Nzuzi Mukawa Nzuzi received funds to study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School TEDS where he earned his PhD He trains pastors as national evangelist for the Congo MB conference and regional teacher for Angola and Malawi on behalf of MB Mission and ICOMB IP Asheervadam IP Asheervadam received funds to study at Serampore India He is now the Principal at MBCBC the main training school for India MB Conference

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  • 2015 Summit – Pennsylvania, USA – ICOMB
    from the International Community of Mennonite Brethren gathered after the 2015 MWC Assembly in Pennsylvania USA In addition to the 19 delegates a record number of guests were present 75 guests attended a celebration service and lunch to kick off Summit 2015 and 50 stayed for Summit USA Engaging ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its national member conferences connecting strengthening and

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  • 2014 Summit – Luanda, Angola – ICOMB
    from the International Community of Mennonite Brethren gathered for the 2014 Summit in Luanda Angola Summit highlights included accepting Lithuania into membership and a visit from the leaders of the church of Ethiopia A pastoral training event happened just before Summit and visits to rural churches took place directly after Angola Engaging ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its national member conferences

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