Love is a Verb

Love is a Verb

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As Christians, we believe that God is love, and that we are called to participate in the love that God has for the world – the same love that was revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

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2015 6 5 Sarah Bixler

Love is a verb: First things first

Sarah Ann Bixler deeply loves Mennonite Church USA and its commitment to God’s healing and hope. She has served throughout Mennonite Church USA in education, youth ministry, curriculum writing and conference leadership. Sarah lives with her husband, Benjamin, and their three children in New Jersey and they attend Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. Sarah is graduating […]

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Sent 2016: It is about the Kingdom of God!

Sent 2016: A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus-centered communities, was the first gathering of Anabaptist-Mennonite church planters of its kind. Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network brought together church planters, groups testing the call, pastors, missiologists and conference leaders March 31-April 2, to explore approaches, best practices and the variety of perspectives that exist […]

2016 5 2 Martin Navarro

Love is a verb: Truth and listening

Martin Navarro is a bilingual church relations representative with Everence Financial and a graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He is married to Viri, and they live in Elkhart, Indiana, where he is a member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church. Love is a verb that comes with sprinkles of truth. And sometimes the truth is […]

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Reflections on Sexual Abuse Prevention and Mennonite Church USA

In light of the swirl of online communication regarding Luke Hartman, we think it is appropriate to speak on behalf of the board and staff of Mennonite Church USA. First of all, we want to reiterate our commitment to the prevention of sexual abuse, as outlined in the statement which was passed by our 2015 […]

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Surely, it can’t end this way

Linda Gehman Peachey is a freelance writer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has a Master of Divinity from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband, Titus, as co-director of Peace […]

Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA

Reaching way beyond the flock

Mennonite Church USA’s Ervin Stutzman appears on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? By Melodie M. Davis ELKHART, Ind., and HARRISONBURG, Va. (Mennonite Church USA and MennoMedia) — On many Sundays, Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, can be found preaching or speaking at Mennonite churches, conference meetings, board meetings, or churchwide […]

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Anabaptist faith formation conference to be held Oct. 6–8

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — In 2014, following a workshop led by Shana Peachey Boshart on children’s spirituality at the biennial convention of Mennonite Camping Association, Rachel Gerber and Elsie Rempel lingered to chat with Boshart. One of the fruits of this conversation is Deep Faith: Anabaptist […]

Participants in the Values-based Leadership Program discuss a presentation given during their February meeting. (Laurelville Mennonite Church Center photo)

VBLP participants deepen authentic leadership practice

Anabaptist leadership program will begin its 16th year in the fall By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Education Agency/Mennonite Church USA) — Participants in the 2015–16 Values-based Leadership Program (VBLP) explored tools for leading teams during their second face-to-face session, which was held Feb. 23–25 at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The 35 […]

Olak Sunuwar, de Chicago, Illinois (segundo de la izquierda) y Matthew Pritchard, de Pittsburgh, Pensilvania (segundo de la derecha), responden a lo que compartió la presidente de AMBS, Sara Wenger Shenk, en un panel de debate guiado por David Boshart, ministro de la Conferencia de Central Plains. (Foto de Ken Gingerich, de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)

Now is the time to plant peace churches!

First national church-planting summit, Sent 2016, brings together diverse group of practitioners to encourage and inspire one another. [Español] By Danielle Klotz NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA) — Inspiration for courage and faithful obedience to God’s call flowed continuously at Sent 2016, Mennonite Church USA’s first national church-planting summit, held March 31–April […]

Olak Sunuwar, de Chicago, Illinois (segundo de la izquierda) y Matthew Pritchard, de Pittsburgh, Pensilvania (segundo de la derecha), responden a lo que compartió la presidente de AMBS, Sara Wenger Shenk, en un panel de debate guiado por David Boshart, ministro de la Conferencia de Central Plains. (Foto de Ken Gingerich, de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)

¡Es hora de plantar iglesias de paz!

La primera cumbre nacional, Enviados 2016, reúne a un grupo diverso de practicantes para darse mutua inspiración y aliento. [English] Por Danielle Klotz NUEVA ORLEANS, Luisiana (Red Menonita de Misión/Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — La inspiración a la valentía y la obediencia fiel al llamado de Dios fluyó continuamente durante la primera cumbre nacional […]

Rodger Schmell, representante de la Conferencia de Eastern District, se prepara para una “caída de confianza” a los brazos de otros líderes compañeros del Concilio de Líderes Constituyentes (CLC), que representaban las múltiples perspectivas teológicas presentes en la denominación durante la reunión del CLC en marzo del 2016. Lupe Aguilar, representante de la Conferencia Menonita de South Central, sostiene la escalera. (Foto de Janie Beck Kreider)

CLC se reúne y mira hacia el futuro

Los participantes conversan sobre las relaciones de pacto, las evaluaciones de pares y la revitalización de la iglesia [English] Por Janie Beck Kreider GOSHEN, Indiana (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Cerca de 70 líderes denominacionales se reunieron entre el 7 y el 9 de marzo en la Iglesia Menonita de Silverwood, en Goshen, Indiana, […]

Miembros de la junta ejecutiva de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. en su reunión de febrero del 2016 cerca de Chicago: (de izq. a der.) Nisha Springer, Zenobia Sowell-Bianchi, Larry Hauder. (Foto de Janie Beck Kreider)

La junta ejecutiva tiene su segunda reunión del bienio

[English] Por Janie Beck Kreider (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Miembros de la junta ejecutiva (JE) de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., personal del gabinete y líderes de agencias se encontraron del 11 al 13 de febrero en el Hyatt Regency Hotel, cerca de Chicago, Illinois, para realizar la segunda reunión del bienio […]

2015 6 5 Sarah Bixler

Love is a verb: First things first

Sarah Ann Bixler deeply loves Mennonite Church USA and its commitment to God’s healing and hope. She has served throughout Mennonite Church USA in education, youth ministry, curriculum writing and conference leadership. Sarah lives with her husband, Benjamin, and their three children in New Jersey and they attend Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. Sarah is graduating […]

2016 5 2 Martin Navarro

Love is a verb: Truth and listening

Martin Navarro is a bilingual church relations representative with Everence Financial and a graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He is married to Viri, and they live in Elkhart, Indiana, where he is a member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church. Love is a verb that comes with sprinkles of truth. And sometimes the truth is […]

2016 4 25 Ruth

Love is a verb: Love in whose image?

Ruth Harder is the pastor at Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Prior to Rainbow, she was the associate pastor at Bethel College Mennonite in North Newton, Kansas, and before that she was a hospital chaplain as well as the communications coordinator and youth director at LaSalle Street Church, a multi-denominational church in Chicago, […]

2016 4 18 Betsy McCrae

Love is a verb: Making all things new

Betsy Headrick McCrae is pastor of Glennon Heights Mennonite Church in Lakewood, Colorado. She is married to Bruce McCrae, mother of two adult daughters, grandmother of two grandsons and eagerly anticipating the arrival of two more grandchildren in the very near future. Between church and family, her life is rich to overflowing. Several weeks ago […]

Asia Frye

Love is a verb: Love that kept me from death

Asia Frye is a seminary student through the Connect program at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. She lives in Hillsboro, Kansas, with her husband and two daughters. Their family attends First Mennonite Church where Asia previously served as youth pastor before becoming a full-time student. She likes table top games, climbing, driving in the demo derby, […]

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