A word from a convention junkie

Tim Blaum lives in Goshen, Indiana and is technical director at River Oaks Community Church. He is a 2010 graduate of Goshen College and is serving as technical director for youth worship at Orlando 2017.This post originally appeared at The Gathering Place. Orlando 2017 will be my eighth convention in a row. That will make […]

Seven questions with … Jim Caskey

Jim Caskey 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: Jim Caskey Congregation: College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana Occupation: Vice President for Advancement at Goshen College and member of the Mennonite Church […]

The Future Church Summit: What can I do for others because of my faith?

The Future Church Summit 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 to […]

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 […]

Following Jesus into the future

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of The Mennonite. Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. — Hebrews 12:1b-2 (TNIV) From time to time, someone asks me something […]

Good for Junior Youth, Good for Parents

Asia Frye is the coordinator for junior youth convention in Orlando this summer. She’s a retreat speaker and former youth pastor from Hillsboro, Kansas. She looks forward to graduating from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary this May. This post originally appeared on Mennonite Church USA’s convention website. Early registration for convention runs through March 23. Register […]

Looking toward Orlando

Danilo Sanchez lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. There he serves as a part-time youth pastor with two Mennonite churches and works part time with Mennonite Central Committee as the Summer Service National Coordinator. He studied at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (2013) and Eastern University (2010). This post originally appeared on the […]

Going deeper at convention

Clayton Gladish has served as one of the pastors of Hesston Mennonite Church for over three years. His passions include faith formation, biblical studies, and creating compassionate communities. He rarely turns down a good burger or the chance to play games with friends. He sometimes strives for perfection, but would rather have opportunities to learn […]

Do we truly belong? Thoughts on diversity

John Tyson is associate pastor for faith formation at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas. The following post first appeared at Mennonite Church USA’s convention website. Registration for #MennoCon17 opens today! To be honest, I was nervous about convention in 2015. I hadn’t attended an Mennonite Church USA convention since 2005, back when […]

To embody God’s love

Jon and his wife, Megan Leaman Heinly, are from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but are currently living in New Haven, Connecticut where he is completing his Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. Jon is passionate about youth ministry and prior to seminary, he served as youth minister for Lancaster Mennonite School and Lancaster Conference of Mennonite […]