That they may be one

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. I recently spent five days in my former home conference, Virginia Mennonite. I had quite the hectic schedule: two chapels at Eastern Mennonite School, an evening lecture, lunch with credentialed leaders, breakfast with youth leaders, a meeting with EMU president, Susan Huxman, a high school musical, […]

We must not underestimate the power of our words

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. The words of the prophet Jeremiah came to mind as I read Pastor Harold Miller’s blog post Reasons we support same-sex marriage — or not. Even as I write this in my role as executive director of MC USA, I am mindful of Jeremiah 23:1 (NLT). […]

The Little Green Dove and Our Journey Forward

Glen Guyton is executive director or Mennonite Church USA. In this three-part blog series, Glen explores MC USA structure while challenging us as members of this denomination to Journey Forward together. MC USA, as a body of believers, has a lot of hard work to do over the next few years. It is going to be […]

The Little Green Dove and The Little Red Hen

Glen Guyton is executive director or Mennonite Church USA. In this three-part blog series, Glen explores MC USA structure while challenging us as members of this denomination to Journey Forward together. If I could go back in my time machine and make one change to our bylaws, I would drop the terms agency and entity […]

The Little Green Dove: Who is MC USA?

Glen Guyton is executive director or Mennonite Church USA. In this three-part blog series, Glen explores MC USA structure while challenging us as members of this denomination to Journey Forward together. Who and what is Mennonite Church USA? That is a question that we must continually ask ourselves as we seek to fulfill our mission […]

Peace Academic Center: A re-envisioned partnership

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. I was snapped back into reality quickly as the motorcyclist sped by me. After eight and a half hours of driving round-trip through mostly secluded mesas, I must confess, my mind wandered a bit as I reentered the dense traffic of Phoenix, Arizona. Apparently, I barely […]

Thank you from Glen

Dear MC USA, family and friends: On the occasion of my installation as executive director, I would like to thank all of you for the support, kind words, contributions and gifts. I look forward to serving and guiding the leadership of this denomination as we Journey Forward together and serve the unique needs of the […]

Looking through the mirror at the Menno-verse

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. As a child I was a geek, a nerd, and proud of it. In the 80s my step team and I rocked blue sweatshirts with embroidered letters. My line name was Professor Stomp. I fully embrace my geekdom in the same way I fully embrace who […]

Renewing our commitment to peace

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA.   It is difficult to find the words as I turn on the news and see reports of our 22nd school shooting this year. This most recent school shooting moved me because it took place one hour outside of my hometown of Houston, Texas. Violence against […]

Journey Forward: Stay connected, a lesson from our worldwide fellowship

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. After three flights and 26 plus hours of travel, I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) General Council meeting. MWC consists of over 1.5 million members from 58 countries. The Vision of MWC is as follows: Mennonite World Conference is […]