Our community of disciples seeks Kingdom transformation in Kitchener-Waterloo as we engage in local expressions of mission focussed on serving people who are marginalized – those experiencing poverty, refugees and new Canadians. Learn about each of our local outreach ministries and opportunities to serve below.
Barnabas Refugee Ministry
Offering welcome to asylum seekers
Individuals and families who have recently arrived in Canada and are seeking asylum through Canada’s in-country refugee claim process face many challenges. WMB Church comes alongside refugees in our community by providing housing and practical, financial and relational support through our partnership with Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support (MCRS) and a network of hosts and other volunteers.
Interested in learning about the many opportunities to offer practical and relational support to refugees? Click below and fill out a contact form to get in touch with a staff member.
Barnabas Individual Supports
Journeying toward holistic, long-term wellbeing
Through Barnabas Individual Supports, WMB Church invests in the lives of people in our community who are facing financial difficulty and are also committed to seeking long-term well-being and a better financial situation for themselves. We know this can be a difficult journey, so we want to be there for participants every step of the way. We provide financial assistance while walking with program participants through regular one-on-one meetings where trained Barnabas Coaches from WMB Church work with participants to prepare realistic budgets, set goals, offer encouragement and pray.
Interested in becoming a Barnabas Coach or committing to pray for a program participant? Click below and fill out a contact form to get in touch with a staff member.
Barnabas North Waterloo
Creating spaces to belong, believe and become in North Waterloo
The focus of our North Waterloo branch of Barnabas Missions is creating opportunities to build relationships with people living in low-income neighbourhoods near our Waterloo site through a variety of fun, skill developing programs for all ages. Our hope is that through building personal relationships and trust, we’ll have opportunities to invite people into the life and community of WMB, and ultimately, into a relationship with Jesus.
Interested in offering your skills to plan or facilitate neighbourhood outreach programs? Want to befriend and create spaces of belonging for our neighbours in North Waterloo? Click below and fill out a contact form to get in touch with a staff member.
Barnabas Victoria Hills
Creating spaces to belong, believe and become in Victoria Hills, Kitchener
Victoria Hills is a high density, high immigrant, low income neighbourhood in Kitchener. Barnabas Victoria Hills began with the launch of The Dwelling Place, a church plant of WMB formed in the year 2000. Now, under the leadership of WMB Church, Barnabas Victoria Hills includes a vibrant array of programs and activities that seek to give newcomers to Canada a place to belong and opportunities to believe and grow in Jesus. Most programs take place at Victoria Hills Community Centre.
Interested in connecting with and serving newcomers to Canada through Barnabas Victoria Hills programs? Click below and fill out a contact form to get in touch with a staff member.