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Mennonite Church USA postpones meetings amid COVID-19 concerns

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) announced that it is postponing its Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) meeting scheduled for March 26–28, 2020, at Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri, as well as its Executive Board meeting scheduled for April 23-25, 2020, in […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Board meets, revises policy on resolutions

en español By MC USA staff KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mennonite Church USA) — The Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) held its first meeting of the decade on Jan. 17-18, 2020, in Kansas City. Key agenda items included revisions to the church’s resolution policy, updates to the EB’s media policy, discernment about […]

Mennonite Church USA releases “Report of the Advisory Group on MC USA Membership Guidelines”

en español By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — The Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) today released the written report[1] from the Membership Guidelines Advisory Group. According to the group’s charter, the 21-person[2] volunteer group met for a one-time working session in November to “generate option(s) for how to best discern […]

Strangers no more: Learning trip visits immigrant ministries in Tucson, Arizona

  By Gordon Houser This piece was originally published in The Mennonite. Find reflections from other participants in the Mennonite Church USA Migrant Learning Tour that took place Oct. 18-20 in Tucson, Arizona, at mennoniteusa.org/tag/migrant-learning-tour.   On the way from Phoenix to Tucson, Arizona, our car stopped on a small highway, far from any town. […]

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MC USA announces Membership Guidelines Advisory Group

Español/Spanish 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 […]

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 […]