Leadership Ministries

MCM’s Leadership Ministries staff and programs resource our spiritual leaders and congregations to develop skilled and well-supported leaders.

Leadership Ministries supports pastors by:

  • offering individual pastoral care
  • providing opportunities for continuing education, seminars and workshops designed to strengthen and stretch ministry
  • facilitating and leading monthly pastors’ cluster meetings in each of four regions within MCM

Appropriate resources and workshops are also made available to those involved in other aspects of congregational leadership.

Leadership Ministries also assists congregations in:

  • encouraging and calling persons to ministry
  • pastoral searches
  • pastor-congregation relationships
  • credentialing persons for ministry
  • pastoral reviews
  • providing assistance in situations of mediation and conflict resolution

For more information about these programs contact Jeff Friesen or Karen Schellenberg.

Leadership Bursaries

Mennonite Church Manitoba makes annual bursaries available for those interested in theological studies with pastoral leadership or missionary goals.

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MCM Cluster Groups

For those who might be new to MCM, the congregations that make up MCM are divided into 4 Cluster Groups.  These groups usually meet monthly.  The primary objective of these Cluster Groups is to provide a space where pastors can support and care for each other.  Jeff Friesen and Karen Schellenberg (Co-Directors of Leadership Ministries) attend and at times facilitate these pastor groups.  


Cluster Group Schedule 

May 7 - East Cluster - Pinawa
May 8 - Wpg Cluster- Sterling Mennonite (1008 Dakota St)
May 9 - West and North Cluster - Brandon
May 15 - South Cluster - Gretna Bergthaler (616 Eighth St.)
NEW FOR MAY – May 29 - Chaplains and Spiritual Care Cluster (MCM Office- 600 Shaftesbury) - please RSVP to Karen if Zoom would be better for you