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Executive Board affirms MC USA’s Journey Forward; Addresses white privilege; Reaffirms Doug Basinger to LDC

(Mennonite Church USA) — At its first meeting of the 2017-2019 biennium on Sept. 28-30 in Kansas City, Missouri, the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) unanimously affirmed a new proposal outlining the next steps in a new, two-year visioning process called Journey Forward: Embracing God’s Hope for MC USA. Journey Forward […]

Journey Forward: Embracing God’s hope for MC USA

(Mennonite Church USA) — At its first meeting of the 2017-2019 biennium, the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) affirmed a proposal outlining the next steps in a new, two-year visioning process called Journey Forward — to discern and embrace God’s hope for MC USA in the 21st century.  Journey Forward grows […]

Mennonite Historical Bulletin now available online

(Mennonite Church USA Archives) – The entire run of the Mennonite Historical Bulletin is now available online. Over the summer, the Mennonite Church USA Archives collaborated with Goshen College’s Mennonite Historical Library and the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary to digitize and publish every issue through the Internet Archive as part of the Digital Mennonite Periodicals […]

April Fools!

Executive director search committee invites churchwide participation in survey

(Mennonite Church USA) — The search committee for Mennonite Church USA’s next executive director invites denomination-wide participation in a Survey Monkey questionnaire to discern essential qualities and top priorities for the job description, and to nominate potential candidates for the role. The survey is available at mennoniteusa.org in English and Spanish and will be available […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff transitions

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) staff announces current staff transitions: Scott Hartman has been promoted to director of Building Operations for the Elkhart, Indiana, offices of Mennonite Church USA effective Aug. 1. Hartman has been a long-time staff member, working with convention planning, building issues and other projects. “We wanted […]

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Search committee calls for prayer and deep listening

(Mennonite Church USA) — Following its first face-to-face meeting in Orlando, Florida on July 5, the Mennonite Church USA executive director search committee has issued a churchwide invitation to prayer for the calling of the denomination’s next executive director. The committee members — Joy Sutter (chair, Franconia Conference), Joyce Kusuma (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference), Sandra […]

Young adults leave convention hopeful for the future

by Jordan Waidelich for Mennonite Church USA Tyler Eshleman is hopeful. He’s not just hopeful because nearly 270 young adults attended this year’s convention, up from 75 in Kansas City. He’s hopeful because they enthusiastically joined in the conversation. “It’s exciting to me because young adults are engaged and involved,” said Eshleman, the young adult […]

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Delegates accept Future Church Summit results as ‘guide for discernment’

Mennonite Church USA staff ORLANDO, Florida (Mennonite Church USA) — The delegate assembly re-convened Saturday morning at the Mennonite Church USA 2017 convention in Orlando, overwhelmingly voting to accept the final report and outcomes of the Future Church Summit (FCS) as a guide for discerning the church’s ongoing work and ministry. Executive Board (EB) member […]

What does a historic peace church do when veterans want to join?

by Jordan Waidlich for Mennonite Church USA “Veterans know better than anybody,” said Bob Shelley, from Fort Collins, Colorado, “the value of the message that the Mennonite Church offers of peace.” It might seem counterintuitive, but Jason Boone, a peace and justice minister with Mennonite Mission Network, would agree. Boone has spent years researching the […]

Mennonites share audacious dreams on second day of Future Church Summit

ORLANDO, Florida (Mennonite Church USA) — Filled with conversation, music, laughter, “audacious visions” and Mennonite “quirks,” the second day of the Future Church Summit at the Mennonite Church USA convention shifted the focus from past to future and from internal to external. The day started by re-visiting the discussion of church history and experience from […]