What to teach spring quarter: You have many options!

Shana Peachey Boshart is conference minister for Christian formation for Central Plains Mennonite Conference and curator of www.AnabaptistFaithFormation.org, your one-stop hub for formation resources for all ages. If you teach children, youth or adults in the congregation, one of your challenges may be matching the right curriculum to the needs of your class. Here are some options that […]

Snapshots into Journey Forward: The reference council

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog […]

Snapshots into Journey Forward: The writing team

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog […]

Making more space for God

Michael Howes is husband to the Rev. Sue Conrad Howes, father to Michael and Emily, and an ordained pastor in Mennonite Church USA, although he currently serves as pastor of Youth and Faith Formation at Lancaster Church of the Brethren. For the last 27 years he’s pastored everywhere from rural west Texas to the most […]

Ashes to Ashes

Ruth Harder is the pastor at Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas. She grew up in Hillsboro, Kansas and is a graduate of Bethel College (01) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (07). Ruth is married to Jesse Graber, a free-lance illustrator. You will find at least one of them cheering on the Kansas City […]

Sexy/Sexed Bodies in the Pulpit: Women’s Bodily Negotiations

Melissa Florer-Bixler is pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church. She earned an M.A. in Religion from Duke University and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Melissa is committed to the local church building power for local, systemic change as members of diverse coalitions. She is a board member of Friends of L’Arche North Carolina, a community for […]

Portrait of Survival

Tiara Coleman lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is a nurse and single mom to two beautiful babies. Tiara loves working on her Jeep and going off roading in it. If she has to be indoors, she loves watching football (the Dallas Cowboys to be exact). This past fall Tiara organized a suicide prevention and awareness vigil […]

Leadership: God calls broken vessels

Iris de León-Hartshorn is the director of Transformative Peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA. This is the first in a three-part blog series based on a presentation Iris gave on leadership at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in January 2018. Being a leader in this time in our history is tough. Institutions, including the church, have lost a […]

Snapshots into Journey Forward: The writing team

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog […]

Lord of the Dance

Doreen Miller serves as Congregational Spiritual Director of Gingrichs Mennonite Church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. “I am a loved sinner,” she says. “What more could I want in this life?” Doreen is a member of the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network.  Misty (name changed) was referred to me for spiritual direction by a counselor. Raised in a […]