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Mennonite Church USA promotes Church Peace Tax Fund

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — This tax season, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is seeking to highlight its Church Peace Tax Fund, formerly known as the War Tax Alternative Fund, in an effort to re-engage constituents in its peacemaking efforts. “I am so thankful for MC USA and its peace witness. When […]

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 […]

Ministers’ retreat offers tools for strengthening Anabaptist witness in North America

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) – Regional Church and Conference ministers and executives from Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) and Mennonite Church Canada gathered Dec. 4-8 in Banff, Alberta, Canada to empower each other to lead through challenging times. Thirty-four participants met at Banff Park Lodge for worship, strengthening relationship and to gain valuable […]

Register Now for Hope for the Future 2020, a Mennonite Church USA people of color event

By Mennonite Church USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) – Registration is open through January 15, 2020, for Mennonite Church USA’s (MC USA) Hope for the Future conference, an Anabaptist networking and equipping event for people of color. It will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Arlington DFW South in Arlington, Texas, from January […]

Giving and Receiving Counsel

Michael Danner is associate executive director for church vitality and engagement for Mennonite Church USA. In 1997 I became a member of Metamora Mennonite Church, Metamora, Illinois. As part of the membership service, the pastor asked me if I was “…willing to give and receive counsel in the congregation?” Standing next to my wife, Melissa, […]

MC USA invites churchwide engagement with Journey Forward study guide

Get the “Pathways” study guide   (Mennonite Church USA) — MC USA releases the Journey Forward study guide “Pathways” to invite churchwide engagement in the two-year Journey Forward process. It is now available online at mennoniteusa.org/pathways. The “Pathways” study guide invites congregations and groups across MC USA to engage in studying Scripture, singing, praying, storytelling, exploring […]

Churchwide leadership engages with Journey Forward

LANSDALE, Pennsylvania (Mennonite Church USA) — At a recent joint meeting of the MC USA Executive Board and Constituency Leaders Council on April 12-14, attendees got a sneak peek at the newly launched Journey Forward website and “Pathways” study guide, which is still a work-in-progress. Journey Forward is a churchwide renewal process of engaging in scripture, storytelling […]

The Future Church Summit: A look at our history and hopes for renewal

Hyun Hur, is co-director of ReconciliAsian, a peace center in Los Angeles that encourages local Korean immigrant churches and other ethnic churches to explore what it means to participate in God’s ministry of reconciliation locally and globally. He is also co-pastor of Mountain View Mennonite Church, a small multi-ethnic church located in Upland, California. The […]

Love is a Verb

May 2017: Love is good news

The following is an excerpt from Love is a Verb: A one-year spiritual practice resource, written by Leo Hartshorn. The resource explores the 2017 convention theme Love is a Verb through the lens of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams. Download the entire booklet from the Mennonite Church USA resource center. The evangelical stream When he […]

Understanding the Future Church Summit: Vision, Themes and Orange Marmalade

Glen Guyton is cheif operating officer and director of Convention Planning for Mennonite Church USA. The Vision In Elijah 19, the prophet Elijah was in despair because of an uncertain future. Jezebel was on his tail. Elijah was afraid and seemingly alone. Elijah found a solitary tree to sit unearth and prepared for his death. […]