5 reasons why you might want to meet a spiritual director by video call

Dan Schrock pastors at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, Indiana, teaches spiritual direction at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, works as a wellness specialist for The Corinthian Plan, and offers spiritual direction to others. His website is www.danschrock.org.   A mere decade ago, it was unusual for people to meet a spiritual director who lived […]

Oral History Project: Making space for all people

This post is part of a series from the MC USA Archives Oral History Project that seeks to document and preserve the voices of young people, ages 24-40, who are part of MC USA. The excerpts below are from an informal, longer spoken interview and edited for clarity. Interviewees did not receive the questions beforehand and responses were […]

Discerning a call to spiritual direction

June Mears Driedger is a spiritual director and retreat leader who serves at The Hermitage, a retreat center near Three Rivers, Michigan. She is a member of Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite, Constantine, Michigan.   In 1992 I audited a class at Fuller Seminary as a way of exploring whether pursuing a seminary degree […]

The daily lived realities of climate change

This post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Climate Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative.   Dr. Sibonokuhle Ncube has served as the national coordinator of Compassionate Development Service, the relief and service agency of the Brethren in Christ Church of Zimbabwe and a partner of Mennonite Central Committee. She is currently a student at Anabaptist […]

Good vibes and intentionality in a digital culture

This is part of a series of reflections on the Deep Faith/Pastors and Leaders 2020 conference held March 2-5, 2020 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.   Galen Kauffman has been a pastor/carpenter, a school bus driver, a kitchen designer/installer and a municipal judge. He is currently a father, a husband and pastor of Bethel Mennonite […]

Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture: Web of connection and God’s love

This is part of a series of reflections on the Deep Faith/Pastors and Leaders 2020 conference held March 2-5, 2020 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.   Janette Lyndaker Gallagher is the pastor of Community Mennonite Fellowship in Corning, New York. She graduated with an MDiv from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in 2018. She is married […]

Deep Faith: Finding sacred ground online

This is part of a series of reflections on the Deep Faith/Pastors and Leaders 2020 conference held March 2-5, 2020 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.   Barbara Ewy is a member of the pastoral team at First Mennonite Church in Reedley, California, where her particular role is serving as the children’s pastor. Barbara has worked […]

Deep Faith: Big questions and down-to-earth practices for Faith Formation leaders

This is part of a series of reflections on the Deep Faith/Pastors and Leaders 2020 conference held March 2-5, 2020 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.   Shana Peachey Boshart is the denominational minister for Faith Formation for Mennonite Church USA.   What is our stance toward participation in digital culture? Will we use digital tools? […]

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 […]

In the name of Jesus, in service to all beings

This post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Climate Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative.   Sarah Nahar (neé Thompson) is from the Great Lakes watershed, and now lives in Syracuse, New York (traditional Haudenosaunee land) where she is a PhD student in Religion and Environmental Studies. She is licensed with MC USA’s Central District Conference. […]