Executive Board meets, releases statement detailing eight action steps

[Español] SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (Mennonite Church USA)—All 18 members of the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA met June 26–28 at the Four Points Sheraton O’Hare in Schiller Park, Ill. The board spent the majority of its time together processing eight recommendations for action from a task force appointed in March. The task force’s […]

Finding A Third Way?

By Ervin Stutzman We live in a world of hyper partisanship. Statisticians indicate that the United States Congress votes more consistently along party lines now than at any other time since the Civil War. Yet I am not convinced that most of the good ideas reside on one side or another of the congressional aisle. […]

A Moment of Opportunity

By Ervin Stutzman Over the past several years, people from across Mennonite Church Canada have engaged in Biblical discernment regarding several important issues of the day. They call the process “Being a Faithful Church.” Currently, they’re receiving feedback from churches all across Canada regarding questions of human sexuality. I just received a report of the […]

Tending our Common Life

By Ervin Stutzman When the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) met on March 20-22, leaders from the 21 area conferences and constituent groups wrestled with seemingly irreconcilable differences among us.  Our conversations revealed the depth of differences among us and across the church, with no simple solution for a way to move forward together. We all […]

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.