Women Doing Theology 2018 call for papers

(Mennonite Church USA) — The planning committee for the third Women Doing Theology conference organized by Mennonite Church USA’s (MC USA) office of Women in Leadership (WIL) announces a call for papers and workshops. “We’re looking for both hour-long, hands-on workshops and 20-minute paper presentations,” said Jenny Castro, coordinator of WIL. “In past years, this […]

Values-based Leadership Program seeks to transform leaders

  By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA/Values-based Leadership Program) — The second in-person session of the 2017-2018 Values-based Leadership Program (VBLP) took place at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center on Feb. 21 – 23. VBLP is a leadership training course rooted in an Anabaptist perspective and designed to support the development of Christian leaders in a […]

Women Doing Theology will be “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” at 2018 conference

(Mennonite Church USA) — Plans are underway for the third Woman Doing Theology (WDT) conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership (WIL), Nov. 8-10, 2018 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. The conference theme will be Talkin’ Bout a Revolution: Dialogue, Practice and the Work of Liberation. It will build on the […]

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Relationship-building with Jewish-Christian dialogue

(Mennonite Church USA) – On November 1, 2017, Professor John Kampen of Methodist Theological School in Ohio attended the Jewish-Christian dialogue sponsored by the National Council of Churches (NCC) and the National Council of Synagogues (NCS). This is the third time Kampen has attended this biannual event on behalf of Mennonite Church USA. The NCS […]

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Love is a Verb: Seminary alumna passes Trail of Death learnings on to next generation

Note: This story initially appeared on the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary website. By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Char Mast recalls the moment she realized she had a deep historical connection to the story of the Trail of Death — a connection she had not been aware of before. It […]

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CLC meeting tests the Future Church Summit model

Note: This article first appeared in The Mennonite. By Hannah Heinzekehr ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) Eschewing their usual agenda, members of the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) spent their last meeting of the biennium testing a large-group visioning process that will be used at the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Orlando this July. Around 70 […]

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Love is a Verb: Loving the ‘least of these’ from the border to Goshen

By Walt Wiltschek GOSHEN, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Last summer Julia Schmidt took a trip that changed the way she sees the world. Traveling on a learning tour with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and later walking the “Migrant Trail,” Schmidt spent two weeks in the United States-Mexico border region, seeking to understand some of […]

Seven questions with … Nisha Subaiya Springer

Nisha Subaiya Springer is a member of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board. This post originally appeared on TheMennonite.org as part of its Seven Questions series. Seven question interviews are compiled by Hannah Heinzekehr. Name: Nisha Subaiya Springer Home congregation: Peace Mennonite Church, Dallas, Texas Occupation: Administrative Assistant at Plano East High School and Mennonite Church […]

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Archives make the move to Elkhart

By Walt Wiltschek ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA archivist Jason Kauffman can’t tell you exactly how many archival items are in the 6,500 boxes that have been carefully packed. “I’m sure it’s in the millions of documents,” he says. That’s about 4,500 linear feet worth of materials, for those of you […]

Seven (or eight) questions with…Larry Hauder

Larry Hauder is a member of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board. This post originally appeared on TheMennonite.org as part of its Seven Questions series. Seven question interviews are compiled by Hannah Heinzekehr. Name: Larry Hauder Congregation: Hyde Park Mennonite Church, Boise, Idaho Occupation: Experimenting with retirement, involved in consulting work, landlord for a number of […]