Learning to bring the peace

This post is part of a #Bringthepeace series. #Bringthepeace is a call to action for individuals and congregations to show peace in their communities, introduced at MennoCon19 by Glen Guyton, MC USA executive director. To contribute your story, contact KaylaB@mennoniteusa.org. Greg Battle has been a member at Lee Heights Community Church in Cleveland, Ohio, for […]

Peace Academic Center begins classes for pre-K and kindergarten students

(Mennonite Church USA) — Peace Academic Center, formerly Hopi Mission School, began classes for pre-K and kindergarten students on Aug. 12. The school in Kykotsmovi, Arizona, is offering two classes, aiming to initially serve about 20 students and building its capacity and attendance from there. “We’ve been planning and working at this for a year […]

Spiritual direction doctors my spirit

Dan Schrock pastors at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship (Goshen, Indiana), teaches spiritual direction at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, works as a wellness specialist for The Corinthian Plan and offers spiritual direction to others. I have a spiritual director because she doctors my spirit. Like most people, I have a doctor for my body (a nurse […]

The Gathering Place to host webinar series on Anabaptism and American politics

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA Faith Formation announces Putting People on the Ballot: Anabaptism and American Politics, a three-part webinar series to explore one perspective on how Anabaptist theology can create a different paradigm for engaging government without falling into the traps of fallen systems or partisan politics. The webinar is a resource […]

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Leadership transitions in Mennonite Church USA agencies

Carlos Romero ends term as executive director of Mennonite Education Agency Carlos Romero transitioned from his role as executive director of Mennonite Education Agency (MEA), effective in July 2019. The MEA Board of Directors accepted his announcement at a March 8-9 meeting with regret and deep appreciation for his passionate commitment to Mennonite education and […]

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Call to prayer and action in response to the tragedies of gun violence

By Mennonite Church USA Staff with Michael Martin, director of RAWtools Lord, hear our grief… We pray for the lives lost in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois, which join the climbing number of those lost to gun violence in America. Comfort the mourning, the grieving, the broken-hearted. Compel our prayers […]

MennoCon19 reflection: an insider-outsider’s perspective

Originally published by David C. Cramer on his blog, Anabaptist Revisions. David C. Cramer is teaching pastor at Keller Park Church in South Bend, Indiana, and managing editor at the Institute of Mennonite Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. Two weeks ago my family and I were gearing up to head to […]