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Study Conference: Women In Ministry Leadership

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October 26, 2019

3:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: 434 Hunter Rd, Virgil, ON L0S1J0

Category: Study Conference | Coordinator: Matt Unruh


Saturday, October 26th, we are hosting a study conference on the topic of Women in Ministry Leadership to look again from a 'non-restrictive' perspective at the theological landscape on this important issue; the journey that the Mennonite Brethren have taken to their position today; and the key biblical texts and how they are interpreted. This study conference is for women and men from various backgrounds and perspectives to study the theological history and interpretation of the Mennonite Brethren on this topic.

Keynote Speakers:

ingridreichardIngrid Reichard
is currently CCMBC’s National Faith and Life director, based out of Waterloo, Ont. Ingrid’s studies at Heritage Seminary and at McMaster Divinity College centred on biblical studies with a focus on the Old Testament. Ingrid has a DMin in spiritual formation from Tyndale Seminary, where she also trained as a spiritual director in the evangelical tradition. Ingrid has served the MB family in pastoral roles, as chair of the Ontario Board of Faith and Life, and on the Ontario and national Executive Boards. She is currently the chair of the National Faith & Life Team and also serves on the MB Seminary board. Ingrid and Scott have been married 30 years and have 2 adult sons who serve alongside them at Glencairn MB Church in Kitchener.

 doug-heidebrechtDoug Heidebrecht
(PhD, University of Wales) serves with Multiply in Asia and with MB Seminary as director of global training and associate professor of mission and theology. Doug and his wife Sherry are involved in training leaders within emerging ICOMB conferences. He is also a member of the MB conference’s National Faith and Life Team in Canada. For many years, Doug has taught biblical interpretation within the classroom, in local churches, and for the conference. His book, Women in Ministry Leadership: The Journey of the Mennonite Brethren, 1954–2010, which explores the Mennonite Brethren practice of community hermeneutics, will be published in spring 2019. Doug and Sherry have two married children and six grandchildren.


Click on the image below for a Reccomended Resource list. The list reccomends resources from a variety of perspectives and convictions. This list will be helpful in leading up to the conference, but also after the conference to continue to read and study the issue.