Ervin Stutzman

Setting the Table for Civility

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. Over the next days and weeks, many of us will celebrate the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Perhaps we’ll sit at the table with friends or loved ones, or gather for meals with work associates or fellow church members. While we might wish the holidays would be […]

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A pastoral letter following the presidential election

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA For many of us, this has been a difficult week. We’ve spent well over 18 months witnessing a bruising presidential campaign that has at different points, pulled back the veil of who we aspire to be and revealed bitterness, selfishness and hate across the United States. […]

Llamado a la oración de Ervin Stutzman

[ English | Bahasa Indonesia | Việt ] Les escribo en el nombre de Jesucristo, aquel cuyo nacimiento celebramos en esta parte del año. A través de su vida, muerte y resurrección, hemos llegado a conocer el amor de Dios a todo el mundo (Juan 3.16). La razón por la que escribo es hacerles un […]

Call to Prayer from Ervin Stutzman

I am writing to you in the name of Jesus Christ, the one whose birth we celebrate at this time of the year. Through his life, death, and resurrection, we have come to know God’s love for the whole world (John 3:16). My reason for writing is to call you to prayer regarding two recent news announcements which have stirred up tension across our church.

Ajakan berdoa bersama dari Ervin Stutzman

[ English  |  Español  |  Việt ] Saya menuliskan ini kepada kalian semua didalam nama Tuhan Yesus Kristus, yang kelahirannya kita rayakan tahun ini. Melalui kehidupan, kematian dan kebangkitanNya, kita mengenal kasih Tuhan atas dunia ini (Yohanes 3:16).  Alasan saya menulis ini adalah untuk memanggil kalian semua untuk berdoa bersama sehubungan dengan adanya dua buah […]

Denominational Response to John Howard Yoder Legacy

In a recent article for Equipping, I announced that Sara Wenger Shenk and I are proposing a denominational response to the painful and complex legacy of sexual abuse perpetrated by John Howard Yoder (JHY). Sara is president of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind., where Yoder once served as a president and professor. We […]

Response to Zimmerman trial verdict

From Elizabeth Soto Albrecht, moderator, and Ervin Stutzman, executive director Mennonite Church USA [Español] [Note added on July 22: We appreciate that many people wrote to share their perspectives in response to this statement. We recognize that our goal of issuing the statement was overshadowed in part by debates about the account we gave of […]

Exponential Discipleship

Along with at least 60 other people from Mennonite Church USA, I attended the Exponential conference in Orlando, Florida in late April. I was heartened by the thoroughly Anabaptist theme—Disciple Shift. Speakers focused on five shifts that must take place for missional churches to be effective. From Reaching [people] to Making [Disciples] From Leading to […]

My Newest Book!

by Ervin Stutzman Last Tuesday I spoke in chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary as part of a two-day official visit to Eastern Mennonite University. The highlight of my time at the seminary was the way I was introduced by the dean—Dr. Michael King. He celebrated a milestone with me by first telling the audience about […]