God’s Goodness: Celebrate God’s Way

Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced an at home resource for Advent written by Elsie Rempel. Based on the congregational worship resources developed for Leader Magazine, the guide invites families to approach Christmas by focusing on God’s goodness. It offers suggestions for creating a holy space and time in your home as well as activities to […]

Welcome to Mennonite Church USA Faith Formation

Shana Peachey Boshart is denominational minister of Faith Formation for Mennonite Church USA. Hi everyone! I recently started in the role of faith formation minister for Mennonite Church USA. I’d like to introduce myself to you and let you know how I plan to serve you. This past summer, I completed 20 years working as […]

God’s Goodness: Tell it

Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced an at home resource for Advent written by Elsie Rempel. Based on the congregational worship resources developed for Leader Magazine, the guide invites families to approach Christmas by focusing on God’s goodness. It offers suggestions for creating a holy space and time in your home as well as activities to […]

God’s Goodness: Watch and Wait

Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced an at home resource for Advent written by Elsie Rempel. Based on the congregational worship resources developed for Leader Magazine, the guide invites families to approach Christmas by focusing on God’s goodness. It offers suggestions for creating a holy space and time in your home as well as activities to […]

Giving and Receiving Counsel

Michael Danner is associate executive director for church vitality and engagement for Mennonite Church USA. In 1997 I became a member of Metamora Mennonite Church, Metamora, Illinois. As part of the membership service, the pastor asked me if I was “…willing to give and receive counsel in the congregation?” Standing next to my wife, Melissa, […]

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 […]