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MC USA announces Membership Guidelines Advisory Group

By MC USA staff ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA) – The Executive Board (EB) has formed a new Membership Guidelines Advisory Group to recommend a process for continuing the church’s conversation on its Membership Guidelines. Iris de León-Hartshorn, associate executive director of Operations, and Michael Danner, associate executive director for Church Vitality, will co-lead the […]

MC USA leaders at CLC urged to be a denomination that is ‘full of love’

Mennonite Church USA Membership Guidelines process, review of the bylaws, and an immigration learning tour in Tucson were among the highlights GLENDALE, Arizona (Mennonite Church USA) — Working and remaining together through tough challenges was the driving theme at the October 17-18 meeting of the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC), a denomination advisory group of conference, […]

Mennonite Church USA leaders to visit and learn from Arizona immigration organizations

(Mennonite Church USA) — A group from the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) of Mennonite Church USA will spend two days learning about immigration initiatives and organizations in Tucson, Arizona, Oct. 19-20. The CLC is made up of conference and constituent group leaders who serve as denominational elders for MC USA. Following their regular meetings, a […]

El Concilio de Líderes Constituyentes analiza cambios en lineamientos de membresía y estatutos

en inglés / English Por el personal de Comunicaciones de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., con reportajes de Gordon Houser, de The Mennonite HESSTON, Kansas (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Durante las reuniones llevadas a cabo entre el 28 de febrero y el 2 de marzo en Hesston, Kansas, el Concilio de Líderes Constituyentes (CLC) […]

Constituency Leaders Council looks at membership guidelines, bylaw change

en español By MC USA Communications staff with reporting from Gordon Houser of The Mennonite HESSTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) — The Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) looked at the membership guidelines of Mennonite Church USA and responded to possible bylaw changes in anticipation of July’s MC USA delegate assembly during a Feb. 28-March 2 meeting […]

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Mennonite Church USA releases video resources on leadership and polity

  (Mennonite Church USA) — People across Mennonite Church USA are invited to take a closer look at the denomination’s structure and healthy ways of functioning with a newly released video series featuring presentations by Michael Danner, associate executive director for Church Vitality and Engagement, David Boshart, MC USA moderator, and Joy Sutter, MC USA […]

The Mennonite, Inc., board withdraws from exploration of merger with MWR

By The Mennonite, Mennonite World Review and Mennonite Church USA The board of directors of The Mennonite, Inc. (TMI), decided Nov. 13 to withdraw from exploring a merger with Mennonite World Review, Inc. (MWR). “This action comes following the inability of TMI and Mennonite Church USA representatives to agree on terms related to the proposed […]

CLC examines healthy church structures

  ELK GROVE, Illinois (Mennonite Church USA) — “You all are the leaders of MC USA. You are the hands and feet in this denomination,” said Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA to the October 11-13 meeting of the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC). The question of how MC USA leaders can help the church […]

Looking through the mirror at the Menno-verse

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. As a child I was a geek, a nerd, and proud of it. In the 80s my step team and I rocked blue sweatshirts with embroidered letters. My line name was Professor Stomp. I fully embrace my geekdom in the same way I fully embrace who […]

Our foundational documents and our Journey Forward

Iris de León-Hartshorn is associate executive director of Mennonite Church USA. This post is adapted from a presentation Iris gave at the April meeting of the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC). The Word Became Flesh John 1:1-5; 14, 16-18 (NRSV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was […]