MennoCon19 Day 1: Handshakes, Reconnection and IDI

Alicia D. Manning, MBA, Ed.S is a member of Calvary Community Church, Hampton, Virginia, and is an educator, minister, caretaker and entrepreneur. As CEO of iC Solutions, LLC and Club Z! Tutoring Services, Alicia has expertise in organizational change and development, student progress, student achievement, and family-community partnerships. Alicia and her husband, Shawn Manning, have […]

A note from MennoCon19

Ramon Lianez currently serves as a co-pastor at Central Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio. Besides preaching and other primary pastoral responsibilities, he focuses on outreach, discipleship, community life and teaching young adults. He has a deep passion for evangelism and church revitalization. Ramon served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army, but left […]

The All-Encompassing Cosmic Christ

Iris de León-Hartshorn is associate executive director of operations for Mennonite Church USA. This blog post is adapted from a sermon she gave at the annual meeting of Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference, June 21-22. John 20: 19-23 I fear sometimes that we have over-simplified the reading of the Bible to what we can immediately understand […]

Pathways Week 12: Revealing God’s Beauty

Journey Forward is Mennonite Church USA’s churchwide renewal process of engaging in Scripture, storytelling and sharing how God is at work in the lives of people and congregations across MC USA. Its purpose is for us to renew our local and denominationwide identity and affirm our core beliefs as we live out the mission to which […]

Voices Together Summer Sampler

by Katie Graber and Sarah Johnson The third and final Voices Together sampler appears in the Spring 2019 issue of Leader Magazine (available from MennoMedia) and will be featured at the MC USA Convention in Kansas City and the MC Canada Gathering in Abbotsford. It includes some revisions of familiar songs and new items spanning […]

Stewardship as witness to God’s peace

This post is part of our Journey Forward series. We’ve invited folks from across Mennonite Church USA to reflect on our Journey Forward and consider how they’ve seen Renewed Commitments at work in their lives, their congregation or community. If you’d like to contribute to this series by highlighting stories that bring our shared values to life, email JenniferC@MennoniteUSA.org.  Mitzi […]

Pathways Week 11: The Power of the Holy Spirit

Journey Forward is Mennonite Church USA’s churchwide renewal process of engaging in Scripture, storytelling and sharing how God is at work in the lives of people and congregations across MC USA. Its purpose is for us to renew our local and denominationwide identity and affirm our core beliefs as we live out the mission to which […]

Dove’s Nest at MennoCon19

Anna Groff is the executive director of Dove’s Nest. Dove’s Nest: Faith Communities Keeping Children and Youth Safe is honored to present four seminars at MennoCon19. Dove’s Nest is a nonprofit organization that was started ten years ago, at the 2009 MC USA Convention, as a grassroots organization by a group of concerned Mennonites wanting […]

Pathways Week 10: Living and Worshiping Together

Journey Forward is Mennonite Church USA’s churchwide renewal process of engaging in Scripture, storytelling and sharing how God is at work in the lives of people and congregations across MC USA. Its purpose is for us to renew our local and denominationwide identity and affirm our core beliefs as we live out the mission to which […]