Revitalize Now!

101 Resources for Your Church Within this manual of congregational revitalization and growth is a collection of various kinds of resources, some of which are original to the compiler/editor. Some are adapted from other resources, and still others are surveys or lists taken from selected writers. As I have collected and examined this wide array […]

Health Coverage and Forms

2016 Renewal MC USA Annual Salary Adjustment Record Monthly Payment Plan for Congregations Health Plan Forms Enrollment Form for Employer: Congregational Selection Form Enrollment Forms for Employees Employee Enrollment form for the following states: AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MD, MI, MN, MT, NE, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, VA, […]

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 […]

Retired Minister Benefit Guidelines

Guidelines for congregations in contributing to a pastor’s retirement plan, limits on contributions to various retirement plans, and use of the housing allowance for retired pastors. Ministers’ Retirement Fund Recommendations Retirement Contribution Limits Housing Allowance for Retired Ministers

2014 Encuesta a líderes acreditados de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.

Un resumen ejecutivo de los resultados de la encuesta (5 páginas) El informe final sobre los resultados de la encuesta (23 páginas) Un apéndice con tablas que contienen datos (18 páginas) Línea de tiempo Artículo: La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. publica un informe sobre los resultados de la encuesta a líderes acreditados

Dove’s Nest

The Dove’s Nest is an organization committed to empowering faith communities to keep children and youth safe from abuse in their churches, homes and communities.

Implications for the family of bivocational pastors

It goes without saying that a pastor’s family is important and having a good family life contributes to successful, sustainable pastorates. Yet as Mennonites our history caring for the pastor’s family is somewhat spotty at best. Pastors (mostly men) have sacrificed their family life for the ministry of the congregation and now regret it. Today’s […]

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 […]

2015 Survey of Appointed Delegates

See Full Survey Text     Español Survey Results English  Español Summary Report Extended Report Resumen ejecutivo Informe final   The Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA has prepared the following survey of delegates as part of their preparation for the Delegate Assembly at convention in Kansas City, Mo., June 30-July 5, 2015. A link to […]