Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we want you to experience a sense of belonging at WMB.

WMB Church includes people from many diverse religious backgrounds. Together, and as individuals, we are on a journey of discipleship as we seek to be in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We are all on a different part of this journey, which we feel is best molded and shaped within the context of community – where we are invited to help speak into each other’s lives, discern, interpret and apply God’s Word, the Bible. At WMB Church, we recognize three relational spheres that mold a disciple of Jesus: Relationship with God, Relationship with the Church, and Relationship with the World. We believe that through this faith community, God has brought together an ordinary group of people who have an extraordinary desire to be used by Jesus Christ in our day.

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we want you to experience a sense of belonging at WMB. We want to help you take your next step spiritually, and to offer you a place to meet and grow. We hope you will be comfortable to explore the Word of God in many and varied ways, and that you will experience God’s transforming power in community with others.

We are excited about the story God is unfolding at WMB! We’d love for you to be a part of it with us.

Our Mission

WMB is a covenant community called by God through Jesus Christ to make more and better disciples of all people by calling them to join us in responding to God’s love through repentance, baptism, and love for God and neighbour.

Anchor Causes

At WMB, we seek to empower our people to engage with missions beyond the local church, so that they can experience cross-cultural ministry and partnership in the expansion of Christ’s Kingdom. To do this, we rally around three local and global anchor causes:

Neighbours

Sending our people, equipped and empowered by God, to reach people in the places we live, work and play, in ways that transform them into Christ followers and impact community change.

Marginalized

Calling our people into partnerships and mission opportunities, locally and globally, in ways that serve the marginalized within society and that advocate justice and peace for refugees, New Canadians, orphans and the poor.

Generations

Equipping each generation to reach people in their own stage of life, locally and globally, and to live fully devoted to Christ and His mission.

About the MB

Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church (WMB) is a member of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. We are committed to strengthening your faith through the teachings of the Bible and a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Mennonite Brethren are united in Jesus Christ through our evangelical Anabaptist beliefs and values, reaching out into our communities and world.

As a church, we attempt to adhere to Biblical standards and principles. Our Confession of Faith describes our core beliefs.

Baptism

Believer’s Baptism is a personal and public declaration of a new association with Christ, a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection. It is not a condition of salvation – it is evidence of your salvation and that you already believe.

At WMB, we practise baptism by immersion, symbolizing the association with Christ’s burial and resurrection, and following Christ’s example (Mark 1:9) and command (Matthew 28:19-20). We acknowledge that those who are baptized as believers in Jesus Christ no longer live as isolated individuals, but become members of the body of Christ. Through baptism at WMB, those who are baptized are adopted into, and are accountable to, the WMB Church family as their home church – with new brothers and sisters in Christ.

If you have not been baptized since becoming a believer, we invite you to speak to a pastor about taking this step in your discipleship journey.

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Membership

Covenant Membership at WMB is for those who wish to become legal, voting members. In addition to being baptized as a believer, Covenant Members meet an additional set of criteria and participate in our Discover Discipleship series. Membership at WMB can be described in one word: commitment. We recognize the need for formal membership, and ask you to commit to membership for four reasons
A Biblical Reason

Christ is committed to the church. “…Christ loved the church, and He gave His life for it.” (Ephesians 5:25)

A Cultural Reason

It is an antidote to our society. We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything…a job…marriage…our country. This attitude has even produced a generation of “church shoppers and hoppers.” Membership swims against the current of “consumer religion.” It is an unselfish decision. Commitment always builds character.

A Practical Reason

It defines who can be counted on. Every team must have a roster. Even our country takes a census and requires voter registration. Membership identifies our family.

A Personal Reason

It produces spiritual growth. The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for Christians to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. In becoming a member of a local church, we formalize our commitment to Christ and to one another.

We require that you attend WMB for 6 months prior to becoming a member, and then participate in the following process:

  • Discover WMB – Part of our Discover Discipleship Series, this is a course to introduce adults to our mission, vision, goals and the place of Membership at WMB Church
  • Membership Interviews – A personal interview to share your faith story with a member of our Leadership Board.
  • Membership Sundays – Special services to welcome new members.

Ready to commit? Contact us using the following form.

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The 10 Year Disciple

“A Disciple is one who increasingly brings all of life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and leads others to do the same.”SOMA

The process of discipleship is a life-long journey, not one checked off on a list. Yet there are discernible characteristics we would expect to see in the life of someone who has journeyed with us at WMB Church for 10 years as we communally submit our lives to Jesus. The characteristics of The 10 Year Disciple are not something we arrive at. They represent an ongoing process in all who call Jesus Saviour and Lord and submit daily to becoming more like Him.

The characteristics outlined here are discernible behaviours, attitudes, experiences and internalized truths or realities which come out of deep convictions and beliefs and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. They are best molded and shaped within the context of community, where others are invited to speak into the life of the disciple and to help discern, interpret and apply God’s voice.

We have placed each of these fifteen characteristics under three relational spheres:

Relationship with God

Father, Son, Holy Spirit

  • Identity is rooted in Jesus and the Father’s love
  • Yielding to the Holy Spirit
  • Practicing communication with God
  • Bible as a guide for life and knowing God’s character
  • Joyful and contemplative worshiper of God
  • Responding to God’s grace with repentance
  • Stewarding God’s resources as entrusted

Relationship with the Church

Spiritual family

  • Committed to the Church
  • Engaged in Christian community
  • Practicing mutual submission

Relationship with the World

A Kingdom-orientation for people and groups outside of our church, including those who do not call Jesus Lord

  • Engaged in a life of witness
  • Practicing hospitality
  • Seeing the workplace / school / neighbourhood as ministry
  • Actively taking risks for the sake of the Kingdom
  • Having a global vision and a heart for the nations

2016/17 Annual Report