What to teach spring quarter: You have many options!

Shana Peachey Boshart is conference minister for Christian formation for Central Plains Mennonite Conference and curator of www.AnabaptistFaithFormation.org, your one-stop hub for formation resources for all ages. If you teach children, youth or adults in the congregation, one of your challenges may be matching the right curriculum to the needs of your class. Here are some options that […]

What Holy Week teaches us — again

Rachel S. Gerber is denominational minister of Christian Formation for Mennonite Church USA. As a pastor, the story of Holy Week always poses a variety of challenges, like a parent dressing up leftovers to feed the family dinner, again. Turkey meatballs! Turkey tetrazzini! Turkey tacos! As a church we hear this same drama played out […]

Restore Us, O God!

Elsie Rempel is the author of the Lent and Advent At-Home devotional booklets, sponsored by AnabaptistFaithFormation.org and Central Plains Mennonite Conference. Elsie is a passionate advocate for ministry with children and seniors in the life and ministry of the church. Her blog, Faith Bytes, and her book, Please Pass the Faith: The Spiritual Art of Grandparenting, […]

Finding your rhythm and rule

Rachel S. Gerber is denominational minister of Christian Formation for Mennonite Church USA. How am I doing? When was the last time you really asked yourself this question (and answered)? No matter your political persuasion, these last few months have been quite … well, divisive. And if you are in any type of Mennonite Church […]

The Believers Church Bible Commentary Editorial Council

Jo-Ann A. Brant has been a professor of Bible and Religion at Goshen College since 1993. She is the author of Dialogue and Drama: Elements of Greek Tragedy in the Fourth Gospel (2004) and John: Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (2011). She has represented Mennonite Church USA on the Believers Church Bible Commentary Editorial […]

Deep Faith: An exciting conversation concerning Christian formation

Doug Unrau has pastored the Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church in Manitoba, Canada, since graduating from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in 2013 with a Master of Divinity. Previous to pastoring, Doug worked in electronic manufacturing and IT industries. In his spare time, Doug is a frustrated artist, dabbling in photography and music. You can check […]

Deep Faith: Deeper (and broader) than I expected

Amy Marie Epp is a pastor and has worked in worship and with children, youth and their families for over 10 years. Amy is married and a parent to a nine and a one-year-old. She loves reading (especially mysteries) and sewing (especially quilts). She is devoted following in Jesus’ wide way of just peace and […]

Deep Faith: The church without walls

Jacob Liechty is a student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, where he is working toward a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry. Earlier this month, Oct. 6 – 8, he attended the first Deep Faith Conference, a gathering of U.S. and Canadian Anabaptist faith formation practitioners. This is the second in […]

Deep Faith: A holistic approach to spiritual formation

Rachel Gerber is denominational minster for Youth and Young Adults for Mennonite Church USA. This is the first in a series of reflections from participants at Deep Faith: Anabaptist faith formation for all ages, held Oct. 6-8, 2016. “Fresh as the morning, sure as the sunrise, God always faithful, you do not change…” God of […]

Let the children come

Rachel Gerber is denominational minister for youth and young adults for Mennonite Church USA. Without fail whenever I open my computer to do work, or email, my four-year-old immediately becomes increasingly interested in what I am doing. He is absolute and determined to be in right in the middle of the mix, no matter how […]