Mennonite Church USA signs letter to Congress expressing grief, urging negotiations with Iran

By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, is one of 19 leaders of churches and faith-based organizations that has signed a letter to Congress, expressing grief over “the current rise in violence between the U.S. and Iran,” and urging Congress “to pass legislation that will […]

Leadership workshops to focus on faith formation and healthy boundaries

By Annette Brill Bergstresser, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — On Monday, March 2, daylong workshops for pastors, lay leaders, youth leaders, parents, educators and those forming faith in the community will be offered at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, in conjunction with a conference […]

Building faith in a digital world to be focus of joint conference

Seminary and denominational events join forces to explore ‘Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture’ By Annette Brill Bergstresser, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — How can faith leaders and their communities grow in building faith and in recognizing the gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s digitally saturated culture? […]

Mennonite Church USA signs “Faith statement on escalating violence with Iran”

By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA is one of 35 churches and faith-based organizations that has signed a statement renouncing “the United States’ dangerous aggression towards Iran, including the assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the deployment of additional troops to the region” and urging the Administration to “work […]

Ministers’ retreat offers tools for strengthening Anabaptist witness in North America

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) – Regional Church and Conference ministers and executives from Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) and Mennonite Church Canada gathered Dec. 4-8 in Banff, Alberta, Canada to empower each other to lead through challenging times. Thirty-four participants met at Banff Park Lodge for worship, strengthening relationship and to gain valuable […]

Register Now for Hope for the Future 2020, a Mennonite Church USA people of color event

By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) – Registration is open through January 15, 2020, for Mennonite Church USA’s (MC USA) Hope for the Future conference, an Anabaptist networking and equipping event for people of color. It will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Arlington DFW South in Arlington, Texas, from January […]

Mennonite Church USA Staff Transitions in Communications and Archives

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) – Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board staff announces several new staff appointments: Caleb Allen has joined the MC USA staff as communications production coordinator. He will also assist with convention planning. He is dividing his time between MC USA’s two regional offices in Newton, Kansas, and Elkhart, Indiana. […]

MC USA Membership Guidelines Advisory Group Meeting, Next Steps

By MC USA staff CHICAGO, Illinois (Mennonite Church USA) – Mennonite Church USA’s (MC USA) Membership Guidelines Advisory Group successfully met for a one-time working session on Nov. 15-17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss ways in which the church can continue the conversation on its Membership Guidelines. The 21-person Advisory Group will submit its […]

MDS’ “The Storm Encounter” mobile exhibit raises disaster relief awareness

By Camille Dager (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Disaster Service debuted its new multi-sensory, mobile exhibit, “The Storm Encounter,” at MennoCon19, the national convention of Mennonite Church USA held in Kansas, City, Missouri, this past July, to help raise of awareness about its disaster relief efforts and to demonstrate the need for additional relief workers. […]

Mennonite Church USA oral history project to amplify young voices

  By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — This year, the Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) Archives launched an oral history project to collect interviews of young people within MC USA. The project’s inspiration came from the 100th anniversary of the Young People’s Conference Movement, which was held in June 1919 among Mennonite conscientious objectors […]