I’ve Got the Power! Naming and reclaiming power as a force for good

I’ve got the power! Naming and reclaiming power as a force for good was the second Women Doing Theology conference organized by the Women in Leadership Project. Over 120 participants gathered at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia to explore together what it means to recognize the power we possess and how scary it […]

Pastor Salary Guidelines for 2016-2017

Worksheet Interpretive Comments Geographical Units Covenant of Understanding Retired Ministers  The Leadership Development Team of Mennonite Church USA provides guidelines for compensation of our pastors and conference ministers.  The goal is to be supportive of ministers and their families and also fair to congregations and conferences. Our commitment to quality ministry is reflected in part […]

Lilly Endowment Pastoral Financial Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions Updated: February 29, 2016 PDF Brochure   1. What is the maximum amount that a congregation (conference or family member) can raise that will be matched by the Lilly Grant? A: A maximum of $5,000 can be contributed to a pastor’s financial needs per year. Half of this amount ($2,500) comes from the […]

Women in Leadership Project Brochure

When Mennonite Women USA called for an audit of Mennonite institutions in 2009, an opportunity for systemic change was created. After an examination of the numbers of women leaders in Mennonite institutions, it was clear that quantitative analysis was not enough. Thus the Women in Leadership Project (WLP) was born—an initiative to name and transform […]

Women in Leadership Project Informational Brochure

When Mennonite Women USA called for an audit of Mennonite institutions in 2009, an opportunity for systemic change was created. After an examination of the numbers of women leaders in Mennonite institutions, it was clear that quantitative analysis was not enough. Thus the Women in Leadership Project (WLP) was born—an initiative to name and transform […]

Resiliency

Terry Shue is Director of Leadership Development for Mennonite Church USA Every week members of our cabinet fill out a simple form to give Ervin an update of the work which we have been doing. Near the end of the form there is a place to put a number to represent our personal satisfaction with […]

Women in Ministry

Introduction to Packet From the Pastor’s Pen Women’s Wisdom Summary of Criticism in Ministry Surprises in Ministry Encouragements for Young women Survey Results

Bivocational Pastors

For Pastors: Pros and Cons Bivocational ministry is not for every pastor. This gathering of positives and negatives from research and Mennonite bivocational pastors may help discern if God is calling you to this unique form of ministry. Time Management and Boundaries How to accept being “done” when there is always more that could be […]

Ministerial Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure

Ministerial Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure is a resource to equip Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada to address ministerial sexual misconduct directly and boldly. This work builds upon a previous policies and procedures document developed by denominational leaders throughout Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada in 2000 as a guide for congregations and area conferences addressing a variety of ministerial ethical misconduct, including sexual misconduct. The revised and […]