MB Foundation Announces First LeadGen Awards
The LeadGen Awards Committee has granted the first two
awards from the newly launched Leadership Generation Fund. Michael Thompson is a junior at Fresno Pacific University pursuing a degree in Biblical and Religious Studies. He has been awarded $1,000 for the Spring 2017 semester. Kyle Goings has received an award of $1,500 for spring of 2017 in his pursuit of a Masters in Ministry Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tabor College Wichita. Kyle is currently serving at First MB Church, Wichita KS, as Pastor of Student Ministries.
"I am so excited to see this dream become a reality as the first funds have been awarded. We are trusting that this Fund will help prepare many for MB ministry," says Jon C. Wiebe, President & CEO of MB Foundation.
Leadership Generation Fund will be granting annual scholarships ranging from several hundred dollars to $3,000 to encourage leadership development through the local church, FPU, FPU Biblical Seminary, MB Mission and Tabor College. Other opportunities will be considered on a case by case basis. $50,000 is available per year.
The goal of Leadership Generation Fund (LeadGen) is to serve as a catalyst to call out leaders, provide funding for leadership development, and become a key component to providing more young people trained and ready for Mennonite Brethren pastoral ministry. The Awards Committee consists of Marci Bertalotto (Fresno CA), Wendell Loewen (Hillsboro KS), Don Morris (Edmond OK), Brian Wiebe (Fresno CA) and Jon Wiebe (Hillsboro KS).