Mennonite Disaster Service is the organized response of our churches to the needs of “neighbors” in time of disaster. We endeavor, in the spirit of Christian love, to follow Christ’s example by giving time, talents, and energies to help relieve suffering caused by disasters. We understand the ministries of listening, cleanup, repair, reconstruction to be examples of “the cup of cold water” given to those in need “in the name of Christ.”
For over sixty years Mennonite Disaster Service has endeavored to bring relief to those who survived disasters through responding in Christian love, rebuilding damaged structures, and restoring communities and families to their homes. By doing these acts of service, we hope to model Christ and bring hope, love and wholeness to those who benefit from, participate in, or view our work.
As a potential MDS employee, we will look for how you can help MDS achieve its mission and transform lives in Canada and in the United States. As part of the staff, we hold the following to be central to our belief and practice:
In these convictions we draw inspiration from Anabaptist forebears of the 16th century, who modeled radical discipleship to Jesus Christ. We seek to walk in his name by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we confidently await Christ´s return and the final fulfillment of God´s kingdom.