The Forgotten Ways: A church planting leadership retreat

Mauricio Chenlo is denominational minister for church planting, a shared position of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA. In October 2014, Pastor Hilaire Louis Jean of Church of God, Prince of Peace in Miami, and Andrew Bodden, East Coast Constituency Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Mission Network Board member, participated in a […]

Attractional vs. incarnational mission

Mauricio Chenlo is the Denominational Minister for Church Planting with Mennonite Church USA. You can follow him on Facebook at Church Planting Mennonite Church USA.  In the world of evangelical mission-minded folks, a new polarity has emerged in the last few years: attractional vs. incarnational. Polarities get the attention of many people because of their […]

Inventory shows 85 new congregations in the last five years

Area conferences support birth of new faith communities across Mennonite Church USA [Español] By Ryan Miller ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network)—In recent years, examinations of Mennonite Church USA demographics have focused on declining membership. But a recent list offers a new perspective. A “snapshot” inventory compiled in March 2013 by Mennonite Church USA […]

Nueva iglesia hispanoparlante echa raíces en Mountain Lake, Minnesota

[English] Por Wil LaVeist (Red Menonita de Misión / Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)—A Judy y Steve Harder, la vida de iglesia se les volvió demasiado cómoda. Domingo tras domingo, disfrutaban sentarse juntos por la mañana en los bancos de la Primera Iglesia Menonita de Mountain Lake, Minnesota. Sonreían y saludaban a quienes adoraban junto […]

Planting a church? Keep your day job

Mauricio Chenlo discusses the benefits of pastors of new church plants maintaining a second job [versión en español] By Wil LaVeist ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA)—If you feel called to plant a church in these tough economic times, it’s a good idea to maintain another job. It’s likely that a small church of […]