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. […]

The Future Church Summit: Rediscovering why we choose to be Anabaptist

The Future Church Summit (FCS) will take place July 6-8, at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando. It will be a generative, open space for denomination-wide conversation — to dream together, reset priorities and engage one another in answering the question: How will we follow Jesus as Anabaptists in the 21st century? Leading up […]

Love is a Verb

April 2017: Love is justice

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 social justice stream When […]

March 2017: Love is a spiritual gift

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 charismatic stream If you […]

Youth Ministry Council: The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens

By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — At Youth Ministry Council: The Gathering 2016, held Jan. 29-Feb. 1 in Orlando, Florida, 42 youth workers from across Mennonite Church USA met to network, encourage one another, worship together and explore approaches to faith formation through real-life scenarios. “It was an amazing time of meeting, connecting and […]

Mennonite urban ministry work advances

(Versión en español) By Andrew Clouse ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA)—At the Urban Leaders Summit in November 2010, Stanley W. Green, Mennonite Mission Network’s executive director, said the summit—the first of its kind for Mennonite Church USA—was “critical” for shaping the future of Anabaptist urban ministry in the United States. Since then, Anabaptist ministers in […]

Vocational choices rooted in church community

MennoMedia Vocational choices rooted in church community Herald Press releases ‘Go to Church, Change the World’ By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va.,and WATERLOO, Ont.—For years, Gerald Mast, a professor at Bluffton (Ohio) University, has been teaching that a Christian’s life decisions should be made in consultation with other members in the church. You don’t go it […]