Being ‘the first’ and accepted

Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA, reflects on role, two years after making history By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — “God calls us to strange places in strange ways,” Glen Guyton said in a sermon to Pasadena Mennonite Church on Jacob’s calling from God at Bethel in Genesis 28. He relates this theme […]

2020 Mennonite Educators Conference demonstrates the impact of an Anabaptist Mennonite education

By MC USA/MEA staff MENNONITE CHURCH USA/MENNONITE EDUCATION AGENCY – At the 2020 Mennonite Educators Conference (MEC), entitled “Unleashing Curiosity, Igniting Hope,” educational experts, researchers and educators demonstrated the impact that an Anabaptist Mennonite education has on our children, our churches and the broader community. More than 350 Anabaptist Mennonite educators from the United States […]

Worship Planning Committee begins preparing for MennoCon21

By Caleb Allen, MC USA CINCINNATTI, Ohio (Mennonite Church USA) — A diverse group of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) pastors, leaders and youth came together in Cincinnati on Jan. 16-18 as the Worship Planning Committee for the upcoming 2021 MC USA Convention. The convention, MennoCon21, will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center […]

Mennonite Church USA ‘Hope’ gathering stresses peace with justice

By MC USA and Mennonite Mission Network staff DALLAS (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — At this year’s Hope for the Future (HFF) gathering, attendees celebrated the legacy of Stanley W. Green, one of the event’s original organizers, and discussed ways to press forward for peace and justice throughout the church. The Jan. 23-26 gathering […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Board meets, revises policy on resolutions

By MC USA staff KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mennonite Church USA) — The Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) held its first meeting of the decade on Jan. 17-18, 2020, in Kansas City. Key agenda items included revisions to the church’s resolution policy, updates to the EB’s media policy, discernment about the Membership […]

Mennonite Church USA releases “Report of the Advisory Group on MC USA Membership Guidelines”

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — The Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) today released the written report[1] from the Membership Guidelines Advisory Group. According to the group’s charter, the 21-person[2] volunteer group met for a one-time working session in November to “generate option(s) for how to best discern the future […]

Mennonite Church USA announces “Learn, Pray, Join” initiative on climate justice

Register now for webinar, “Caring for climate: Beyond denial and despair” By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is encouraging people and congregations to focus on climate justice by highlighting prayers, resources and ways to get involved in February and March. This is part of MC USA’s “Learn, […]

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

Español/Spanish 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 […]

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? […]