The discipline and practice of white caucusing

Tobin Miller Shearer is a history professor and the director of African-American Studies at the University of Montana. He is the co-founder – along with Regina Shands Stoltzfus – of the Damascus Road Anti-Racism Process. His blog is Truth and Grace.   I remember my first white caucus. I felt a palpable tension as I […]

Easter Sunday: Show us your resurrection

It’s Easter! We invite you into God’s presence as we celebrate resurrection. This post is part of our 2020 Lent At Home worship resource series.    Call to Worship: (Leader can speak the “All” parts which are echoed by others.) Leader: Come and celebrate God’s resurrection power and love. Hear and believe the good news, […]

Good Friday and Holy Saturday

As we experience Good Friday and Holy Saturday, we invite you into God’s presence. This post is part of our 2020 Lent At Home worship resource series. You can download the full Lent At Home worship guide here. Good Friday This Friday is considered “good” because nothing, not even Jesus’ painful death, could come between […]

Show us how to live in joy and sorrow

As we enter Holy Week, we invite you to be in God’s presence and see what God has for you as you remember Jesus’ passion journey. This post is part of our 2020 Lent At Home worship resource series. You can download the full Lent At Home worship guide here. Call to Worship: (Leader can […]

Register by April 6 for free webinar on virtual tools for youth ministry

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) – Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is offering a free webinar for youth ministry leaders, entitled “Virtual tools for real youth ministry,” on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT. “There has been an explosion of resources for all kinds of online ministry offered in […]

Show us your power over death

This Lenten season, we invite you to be in God’s presence and see what God has for you as you remember Jesus’ passion journey. This post is part of our 2020 Lent At Home worship resource series. You can download the full Lent At Home worship guide here.   Call to Worship: (Leader can speak […]

Show us how to really see

This Lenten season, we invite you to be in God’s presence and see what God has for you as you remember Jesus’ passion journey. This post is part of our 2020 Lent At Home worship resource series. You can download the full Lent At Home worship guide here.   Call to Worship: (Leader can speak […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leadership workshops to focus on faith formation and healthy boundaries

By Annette Brill Bergstresser, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary/Mennonite Church USA) — On Monday, March 2, daylong workshops for pastors, lay leaders, youth leaders, parents, educators and those forming faith in the community will be offered at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, in conjunction with a conference […]