The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches had enough delegates registered for its online national assembly to reach a quorum, but annual general meeting business could not take place because not enough delegates signed on for that portion of the June 9-11 meetings.
There were enough delegates to approve an amended agenda, along with financial matters. But the denomination’s new strategic partnership agreements, memoranda of understanding and individuals nominated to CCMBC teams could not be approved. A separate meeting of the CCMBC Executive Board approved new members on a temporary basis until they can be formally approved by the 2023 national assembly.
CCMBC national director Elton DaSilva delivered a message on grace and truth.
“The theme was chosen due to the social-political climate that the church exists in today, where any conversation is deemed to be antagonistic and provoking,” said DaSilva, quoted in a CCMBC release. “To that effect, the church needs to learn how to present God’s truth in a manner that also reflects God’s love.”
He said grace without truth leads to universalism. Truth without grace creates harsh legalism and fundamentalism. Only when Christians have both grace and truth can they display discipleship in the way of Jesus.