Good vibes and intentionality in a digital culture

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.   Galen Kauffman has been a pastor/carpenter, a school bus driver, a kitchen designer/installer and a municipal judge. He is currently a father, a husband and pastor of Bethel Mennonite […]

Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture: Web of connection and God’s love

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.   Janette Lyndaker Gallagher is the pastor of Community Mennonite Fellowship in Corning, New York. She graduated with an MDiv from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in 2018. She is married […]

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 […]

Deep Faith: Big questions and down-to-earth practices for Faith Formation leaders

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.   Shana Peachey Boshart is the denominational minister for Faith Formation for Mennonite Church USA.   What is our stance toward participation in digital culture? Will we use digital tools? […]

Mennonite leaders, educators explore Anabaptist perspectives on digital culture

By AMBS, Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network staff More than 150 Mennonite church leaders and educators gathered at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, last week to discern the benefits and challenges of digital technology. ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — In an age when people turn instinctively to […]

Building faith in a digital world to be focus of joint conference

Seminary and denominational events join forces to explore ‘Shaping Faith in a Digital Culture’ By Annette Brill Bergstresser, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — How can faith leaders and their communities grow in building faith and in recognizing the gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s digitally saturated culture? […]

Deep Faith: An exciting conversation concerning Christian formation

Doug Unrau has pastored the Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church in Manitoba, Canada, since graduating from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in 2013 with a Master of Divinity. Previous to pastoring, Doug worked in electronic manufacturing and IT industries. In his spare time, Doug is a frustrated artist, dabbling in photography and music. You can check […]

Deep Faith: Deeper (and broader) than I expected

Amy Marie Epp is a pastor and has worked in worship and with children, youth and their families for over 10 years. Amy is married and a parent to a nine and a one-year-old. She loves reading (especially mysteries) and sewing (especially quilts). She is devoted following in Jesus’ wide way of just peace and […]

Deep Faith: The church without walls

Jacob Liechty is a student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, where he is working toward a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry. Earlier this month, Oct. 6 – 8, he attended the first Deep Faith Conference, a gathering of U.S. and Canadian Anabaptist faith formation practitioners. This is the second in […]

Deep Faith: A holistic approach to spiritual formation

Rachel Gerber is denominational minster for Youth and Young Adults for Mennonite Church USA. This is the first in a series of reflections from participants at Deep Faith: Anabaptist faith formation for all ages, held Oct. 6-8, 2016. “Fresh as the morning, sure as the sunrise, God always faithful, you do not change…” God of […]