Ervin Stutzman

A Shared[?] Understanding of Church Leadership

Ervin Stutzman is the Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA.  Last month, I wrote about a new polity statement of particular interest to church leaders, A Shared Understanding of Church Leadership: Polity Manual for Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. It is intended to replace the current guidelines, A Mennonite Polity for Ministerial Leadership: […]

Ervin Stutzman

A Shared Understanding of Church Leadership

Ervin Stutzman is the Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA.  As you read this, the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) is the midst of meetings togetherin Chicago. During this gathering, they will discuss several matters of vital importance to credentialed ministers. For one, they will review some preliminary results of the survey of credentialed ministers across […]

Events mark reconciliation among Lutherans and Mennonites

By Mary E. Klassen ELKHART, Ind. (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Mennonite Church USA)—A river birch tree with three trunks but one root system, standing in front of the Mennonite offices in Elkhart, Ind., became a mark of reconciliation among Lutherans and Mennonites at a dedication service on April 10. At the service, André Gingerich […]