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 […]

Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church

By Ervin Stutzman On August 19 I released a statement announcing a discernment group to guide a denominational response to John Howard Yoder’s (JHY) abuse.  The discernment group met for the first time on Sept. 4 and 5, 2013, in Goshen, Indiana. We spent significant time in worship and prayer, and in sharing our personal […]

Does your congregation need a “generosity audit?”

Guest post from Beryl Jantzi, Everence Stewardship Education Director. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was. I wasn’t only surprised, but positively taken aback, to learn about the giving patterns in Christian congregations across the United States. The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving shows that 65% of the money given to the average […]

Money and Spiritual Health

“What people of faith do with their money is indicative of what they believe about God.”  -Martin Luther “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” -Jesus One of the biggest taboos in the church today is to talk about money—even more than sexuality. It seems that the principalities and powers of our age […]

Managing Conflicts on the Team

By Ervin Stutzman A team relationship can be like a marriage—either a harbor in the storm or a storm in the harbor. Sooner or later, most leadership teams will experience conflict, even after highly successful times of team ministry.  For example, the church planting team that experienced dynamic success in their first missionary tour split […]