This covenant is a written agreement between Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA to maintain intentional partnerships in areas of mutual interest. The Joint Executive Committee reviews this covenant annually.
Mennonite Church USA has cultivated relationships with Lutherans, Pentecostals, denominational peace fellowships and other Christians. What are we learning from our interchurch relations that might help us be church together within our own Mennonite community? What practices can help us be church together in times of significant disagreement? Nearly 40 participants engaged these questions at a gathering […]
With the Spirit’s Daring offers an introduction for reaching out in friendship across denominational boundaries. Because of the Spirit’s daring work in our time inviting Christians to join each other in a new unity of prayer, friendship, service and witness, an extraordinary opportunity has arisen to work together to fulfill Jesus’ prayer for his followers […]
Christian Peacemaker Teams Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) arose from a call at Mennonite World Conference in 1984 for Christians to devote the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war. Initiated by Mennonites, Brethren and Quakers with broad ecumenical participation, CPT’s ministry of Biblically-based and spiritually-centered peacemaking emphasizes creative public witness, […]
Some of the most important interchurch work happens in local settings and between congregations. Here you can learn from the experiences of other pastors and local leaders and find resources for pursuing interchurch relations in local settings. Sermons We welcome receiving sermons you have preached or found meaningful on interchurch relations and the call to […]
Christian Churches Together After nearly three years of processing throughout the denomination, delegates gathered in San Jose in 2007 strongly voted in favor of Mennonite Church USA joining Christian Churches Together as a full participant. CCT brings together leaders from the various streams of the Christian church: Evangelical, historic Protestant, Pentecostal, Orthodox, Historic Black churches […]
In our work, we have been encouraged to seek relationship with discipleship-oriented communities and groups, many of which share a profound kinship with Anabaptists. Recent visits and connections have included The Simple Way, The Mennonite Worker, The Open Door Community, Jubilee Partners and the Beloved Community Center. We hope to not only offer resources to these communities […]
Mennonite Church USA is presently cultivating conversation and relationship with two denominations, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Church of God, Cleveland, a historic Pentecostal denomination. Grassroots initiatives are also fostering conversation and relationship with Catholics, Orthodox and Reformed Christians. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America In June 2014, Ervin Stutzman sent a letter […]
Mennonite World Conference is coming to North America (Harrisburg, Pa., July 21-26, 2015), and you can help! Support the assembly fund individually or as a congregation so that people from all over the world will be able to attend.
World Fellowship Sunday is January 18, 2015. Each year, on the Sunday closest to January 21, Mennonite World Conference remembers the first Anabaptist baptism in 1525. Mennonite World Conference has developed worship resources to mark this day.