MCM young adults engage global Church

MCM young adults engage global Church

Five young adults from Mennonite Church Manitoba congregations have been preparing to engage the global church at the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly in Indonesia, July 2022. Visit the Assembly web page.


Our young adults have been researching the expressions and ministries of MWC for a number of months, both in preparation for their attendance at Assembly, but also in preparation for their visits to our congregations. They have also prepared worship pieces to share with congregations.

Church Visits

So far they have visited 8 MCM congregations with 2 more scheduled. The visits have ranged from a short report to taking the whole service... from sermon to children's story to song selection. The goals of the visits are to bring awareness of MWC to our churches--nurturing our global Anabaptist family relationships, and to raise funds for the team to attend the Assembly.

Global Youth Summit (GYS)

The GYS is a special meeting of MWC young adults prior to the fully Assembly. Andrew Klassen Brown from Sterling Mennonite was selected as our voting delegate to that body, although all 5 will attend this special gathering.

Fundraising and Support

Participants are committed to covering a portion of the cost personally; to fundraising or receiving direct support from their congregation; and participating in the church visitations to corporately raise a portion of the costs. Where congregations don't have the resources to offer direct support, they are supporting fundraising efforts. (see the Fundraising Initiative sidebar)

Returning from Assembly 2022

All the participants have committed to sharing what they learned when they return from the Assembly.

Fundraising Initiatives

Team Initiative

Through congregational visits and more, the whole group is hoping to raise close to $10,000. If you'd like to contribute to this fund, please visit the MCM Giving page and make sure to designate "Indonesia 2022".


Individual Initiative

Natasha Neustaedter Barg has partnered with her congregation Home St. Mennonite Church in her fundraising efforts and they are inviting your donations for a portion of the funds to help get Natasha to MWC Assembly.

A donation of $20 or more is gifted with a unique set of four original linocut cards. (Three designs shown here.)