Christian Witness Council Report to Assembly 2012. Rudy Dirks – Chairperson Tim Froese – Executive Minister. Witness Core Activities. International Ministries * Indigenous Relations* (formerly Native Ministry) Multicultural Ministries Peace & Justice Advocacy
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Christian Witness CouncilReport to Assembly 2012 Rudy Dirks – Chairperson Tim Froese – Executive Minister
Witness Core Activities • International Ministries * • Indigenous Relations* (formerly Native Ministry) • Multicultural Ministries • Peace & Justice Advocacy • Church Planting and Evangelism • Service Ministries(* = currently staffed programs)
Related Organizations • Christian Peacemaker Teams • Global Mission Fellowship • Mennonite Central Committee Canada • Mennonite Disaster Service • Mennonite Men/Join Hands • Mennonite Voluntary Service Adventure • Mennonite Women in Canada
Christina & Darnell Barkmanand sons Makai and Cody Manila, Philippines – Church planting together with Integrated Mennonite Church of the Philippines
Gregory Rabus & Jennifer Otto Urban church planting in Southern Germany with the VerbanddeutschenMennonitenGemeinden (VdM) and DeutschesMennonitsche Missions Kommittee (DMMK)
Taryn and Nathan Dirks Bible Teaching and Study Centre development in Botswana with African Initiated Churches (AICs) and Kgologano College,.
Michael Nimz Missional Church Resource Workerwith the Mennonite Centre Trust in the United Kingdom, and resourcing the Anabaptist Network of Communities.
Cheryl WoelkShort Term Ministry Coordinatorcwoelk@MennoniteChurch.ca
Truth and Reconciliation CommissionNational events (2013-2015):British Columbia Quebec AlbertaOttawa (closing)Plus regional events in communities across Canada For more info see www.trc.ca
Steve HeinrichsDirector, Indigenous Relationssheinrichs@MennoniteChurch.ca
Anticipated Book • Title: “Just Creation: An Indigenous-Settler Dialogue on Creator and Land” • Publication: 2013
Contributors • Peter Cole • Chief Lawrence Hart • Tomson Highway • Lee Maracle • Stan McKay • Leanne Simpson • George E. "Tink" Tinker • Waziyatawin • Will Braun • Walter Brueggemann • Dave Diewert • Laura E. Donaldson • Anthony J. Hall • Michael Hardin • Neil Funk Unrau • Brian McLaren • Ched Myers • Derek Suderman • Randy Woodley
Additional Information • Service Opportunities:www.mennonitechurch.ca/SERVE • Report Book – pages 38 to 41 • Program Book – pages 17 & 18 • Staff present: Tim Froese Gordon Janzen Steve Heinrichs