Mennonite leaders, educators explore Anabaptist perspectives on digital culture

By AMBS, Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network staff More than 150 Mennonite church leaders and educators gathered at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, last week to discern the benefits and challenges of digital technology. ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — In an age when people turn instinctively to […]

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? […]

Voices Together Lent and Easter Sampler

by Benjamin Bergey, Katie Graber, Sarah Johnson, Bradley Kauffman, SaeJin Lee, Cynthia Neufeld Smith and Adam Tice, members of the Voices Together worship and song committee. The Winter 2019 Leader magazine from MennoMedia includes many resources for the Lent and Easter seasons, which extend from Ash Wednesday to Pentecost. Lent is traditionally a time for […]

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Values-based Leadership: Transforming leaders through an Anabaptist perspective

By Mim Shirk GOSHEN, Indiana (MHS) — The first session of this year’s Values-based Leadership Program (VBLP) was held at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18-20. Leaders from diverse settings gathered for the first of two sessions, titled Leading from the Inside. The session used the DiSC profile and the Leadership […]

Conference to focus on Anabaptist faith formation across generations

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — Thirty workshops geared toward people at all stages of life and three plenary sessions will be offered as part of Deep Faith: Anabaptist Faith Formation for All Ages, a conference for people who care about faith formation to connect with and learn […]

Anabaptist faith formation conference to be held Oct. 6–8

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — In 2014, following a workshop led by Shana Peachey Boshart on children’s spirituality at the biennial convention of Mennonite Camping Association, Rachel Gerber and Elsie Rempel lingered to chat with Boshart. One of the fruits of this conversation is Deep Faith: Anabaptist […]

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Gerald Shenk is a staff member at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, and former seminary professor at Eastern Mennonite University. He’s volunteered in former Yugoslavia with Mennonite Central Committee and Eastern Mennonite Missions. Gerald serves as Mennonite Church USA liaison to the Church of God (Cleveland). From the vantage point of our settled Mennonite […]

#WeAreMenno: A new Mennonite communion liturgy addresses concerns of sexual abuse survivors

By Janie Beck Kreider (Mennonite Church USA)—For the past two years, a small group of Mennonite leaders has been gathering to reimagine the way Mennonite Church USA congregations practice communion based on the experiences and perspectives of victims of sexual abuse. This group grew out of a final project that Hilary Scarsella completed in 2012 […]

Statement of lament regarding sexual abuse in Mennonite Church USA

Elizabeth Soto Albrecht and Ervin Stutzman shared these words of lament with the Delegate Assembly at Kansas City on July 3, 2015.   We believe the resolution before us represents a long step in the right direction, an acknowledgement of God’s call to let God’s healing and hope flow through our dear Church in a […]