One very important step in our faith walk is to grow God’s Kingdom. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to be good stewards of the resources God has provided for us. As part of the original charter of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, the conference envisioned the pooling of resources to create a fund for supporting mortgages for churches, pastors and other capital projects for ministry. There are times when churches and pastors do not qualify for a mortgage with a bank, especially newer church plants. It is for these situations that the MB Stewardship Ministries program was created.
Over the past 40 years, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) has built a fund that has been enable us to grow God’s Kingdom while growing your savings. Today, many pastors own homes and many churches have buildings thanks to your participation in the MB Stewardship Ministries.
With the success and growth of the fund, and the increasing regulations that govern the financial world, a decision was approved by the churches in 2015 to create an independent organization to manage the MB Stewardship Ministries. As a result, CCMBC Legacy Fund was created as a separate non-profit company. In 2019, for various tax and securities laws reason, another for profit company (CCMBC Investments Ltd) was created to house the investment and lending activities. This step was fundamental to ensure the sustainability of a stable funding platform that will continue to fund ministry while providing our investors with a steady, competitive rate of return.
We will continue to pray and ask for God to provide the clear vision and wisdom required to make appropriate decisions at the right stages both now and in the years to come.