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Rafael Barahona

Hope for the Future: What does inaction reveal about us?

This is the second in a blog series from participants in Hope for the Future (HFF), a gathering of people of color serving in leadership positions across Mennonite Church USA. HFF gatherings began in 2011 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies. In recent years […]

Madalyn Metzger

Hope for the Future: Angst and expectation, together

This is the first in a blog series from participants in Hope for the Future (HFF), a gathering of people of color serving in leadership positions across Mennonite Church USA. HFF gatherings began in 2011 and initially served to create space for mutual support among people of color in Mennonite Church USA institutions and agencies. In recent […]

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Orlando: then and now

Scott Hartman is Convention Planning coordinator for Mennonite Church USA. This post first appeared on Mennonite Church USA’s convention blog. In the summer of 2017, the Mennonite Church USA convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. It will be 20 years since the last time Mennonites held a convention in […]

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Commemorating the Reformation

Andre Gingerich Stoner is the director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA. In early December, I had a chance to spend several days at an annual “ecumenical officers’ retreat” with counterparts from about a dozen denominations. The Evangelical Church in America (ELCA), United Methodists, a Black Baptist denomination, Catholics, Moravian Brethren and others participated. […]

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Positive steps for creating a culture of giving in your church

Beryl Jantzi is the director of Stewardship Education for Everence. People attend church less regularly than they used to. I hear from pastors how church membership may be growing but their Sunday morning attendance is declining. There are any number of reasons why this is taking place. But even given this reality, the church sees […]

Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA

Executive director reappointed for third three-year term

From the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA Feb. 2, 2016 The Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA has appointed Ervin R. Stutzman of Harrisonburg, Virginia, to a third three-year term as executive director of Mennonite Church USA. The new term began Jan. 1, 2016. The appointment was made at a Jan. 26 board conference […]

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Sent 2016: A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus-centered communities

[Español] ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — More than 100 Mennonite church planters, coaches and leaders involved in planting the seeds of God’s reign across the United States will gather for a national church planting summit March 31 – April 2, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pastor Karl Bernhard, a church planter with […]

Melody Pannell, de Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, fue una de los participantes que asistieron al encuentro por primera vez. (Foto de Carol Roth)

‘Hope’ gathering to offer specific plan for Racial/Ethnic change

Fifth annual meeting of leaders will produce comprehensive policies [Español] By Wil LaVeist HAMPTON, Virginia (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency) — A strong sense that it’s time to turn ideas into action in order to increase Racial/Ethnic diversity among Mennonite Church USA leadership ranks arose at the fifth annual “Hope for the Future” (HFF) […]

Convention Planning staff (l. to r.): Scott Hartman, Glen Alexander Guyton, Tonya Keim Bartel, Sarah Chase

Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board staff announces two new Convention Planning staff members, Sarah Chase and Tonya Keim Bartel. Sarah Chase of Plain City, Ohio, joined the Convention Planning staff Jan. 4. She’ll be coordinating registration and special events as well as working on social media for convention, working at 0.60 […]

A group of college students who attended Hope for the Future 2015 — the first year that college students were invited to the event, which seeks strategic ways to help the church embrace diversity in order to thrive. (Photo by Andrew Bodden)

“Equipping the Saints”: Hope for the Future V to address HR practices, procedures

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Education Agency)—The fifth annual Hope for the Future gathering for leaders of color from across Mennonite Church USA will focus on Ephesians 4:12-16 and on HR (Human Resources) issues in the workplace. The event, titled “Equipping the Saints,” will take place Jan. 21–24, 2016, at Calvary Community Church, Hampton, […]

Felipe Hinojosa, profesor adjunto del Departamento de Historia de Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, y autor de Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture, obra que ganó el Premio Américo Paredes del 2015 al Libro. (Foto provista)

#SomosMeno: menonitas latinos que transforman la iglesia

Reconocen a Hinojosa por su trabajo de erudición en Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture [English] Por Janie Beck Kreider Felipe Hinojosa es profesor adjunto del Departamento de Historia de Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, con especialización en historia de latinas/os y chicanas/os. Es hijo de un pastor menonita que conoció a […]

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Se forma un panel para la prevención del abuso sexual

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — En respuesta a la Declaración para toda la iglesia sobre abuso sexual, la cual fue aprobada por la asamblea de delegados de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. en su convención bienal de este verano en Kansas City, el gabinete del personal de la junta ejecutiva ha conformado […]

Felipe Hinojosa, profesor adjunto del Departamento de Historia de Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, y autor de Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture, obra que ganó el Premio Américo Paredes del 2015 al Libro. (Foto provista)

#SomosMeno: menonitas latinos que transforman la iglesia

Reconocen a Hinojosa por su trabajo de erudición en Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture [English] Por Janie Beck Kreider Felipe Hinojosa es profesor adjunto del Departamento de Historia de Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, con especialización en historia de latinas/os y chicanas/os. Es hijo de un pastor menonita que conoció a […]

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#WeAre(Still)Menno

Over the last year our work with the #WeAreMenno campaign has highlighted stories from across Mennonite Church USA. As we talked with incredibly diverse individuals and congregations, we encountered the work of the Spirit, and were inspired by stories of faith and partnership. In this collective reflection, the Mennonite Church USA communications staff offer their […]

Felipe Hinojosa, associate professor in the History Department at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, and author of Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture, which won the 2015 Américo Paredes Book Award. (Photo provided)

#WeAreMenno: Latino/a Mennonites transforming the church

Hinojosa recognized for scholarly work on Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture [Español] By Janie Beck Kreider Felipe Hinojosa is associate professor in the History Department at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, specializing in Latina/o-Chicana/o History. He is the son of a Mennonite pastor who first encountered Mennonites as a migrant farm […]

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The Best of #WeAreMenno: Blogs

For almost a year we have highlighted stories of hope and collaboration across Mennonite Church USA through the #WeAreMenno story campaign. We hope you’ve had a chance to see some of the blogs, social media posts, videos, news stories and photos celebrating diverse people and ministries from around the country. During the month of December we will […]

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The Best of #WeAreMenno: Memes

For almost a year we have highlighted stories of hope and collaboration across Mennonite Church USA through the #WeAreMenno story campaign. We hope you’ve had a chance to see some of the blogs, social media posts, videos, news stories and photos celebrating diverse people and ministries from around the country. During the month of December we will […]

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