Prevention and Response: Sexual Abuse and Non-Credentialed Individuals

At the end of a two-year term (Jan. 2016-18) the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention created guidelines for response when non-credentialed individuals are accused of sexualized violence in the context of congregations, conferences and organizations. Prevention and Response: Sexual Abuse and Non-Credentialed Individuals (digital) Prevention and Response: Sexual Abuse and Non-Credentialed Individuals (print)

Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct

As we work to better recognize and respond appropriately to Sexual Abuse, MC USA’s Leadership Development, in partnership with Dove’s Nest, has created a poster designed to empower all members and participants in congregations to recognize and respond to sexual misconduct and abuse. Digital Poster Print Poster

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

2018 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 […]