Tools not only to survive, but thrive

First leadership conference for youth of color draws more than 400 participants Glen Alexander Guyton is chief operating officer for Mennonite Church USA. Culture Shock kicked off Friday night, Aug. 28, 2016, with close to 400 youth, young adults and parents in a high-energy worship service that included dynamic music and a comedian, KevOnStage, who […]

Examining the management of our precious gifts

Glen Guyton is chief operating officer and director of Convention Planning for Mennonite Church USA. The church has been a poor steward of the resources we have been given. The bulk of our time is devoted to worship services and insider “fellowship” events that only seek to indoctrinate the individual to our particular congregational culture. […]

La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. será anfitriona del primer evento de capacitación de líderes de jóvenes de color

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Culture Shock (impacto cultural), la primera conferencia sobre liderazgo de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. para jóvenes de color, se llevará a cabo del 26 al 28 de agosto en la Iglesia Comunitaria Calvary, de Hampton, Virginia. “Queremos asegurarnos de encontrar modos de preparar a nuestros jóvenes […]

La junta ejecutiva apoya al Panel para la prevención del abuso sexual y acepta la renuncia de Villegas

[English] Por Janie Beck Kreider ORLANDO, Florida (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Los miembros de la junta ejecutiva (JE) de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., el personal del gabinete y los líderes de las agencias se reunieron del 2 al 4 de junio en Orlando, Florida, para la tercera reunión del bienio 2015-17. […]

Executive Board supports Panel for Sexual Abuse Prevention, accepts Villegas’s resignation

[Español] By Janie Beck Kreider ORLANDO, Florida (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) members, Cabinet staff and agency leaders gathered June 2–4 in Orlando, Florida, for the third meeting of the 2015–17 biennium. The EB passed a statement in support of the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention, accepted the resignation of […]

Mennonite Church USA to host first leadership development event for youth of color

(Mennonite Church USA) — Culture Shock, Mennonite Church USA’s first leadership conference for youth of color, will be held Aug. 26–28 at Calvary Community Church, Hampton, Virginia. “We want to make sure we find ways to prepare our young people for leadership with key skills that will strengthen them and ultimately, the church,” said Glen […]

Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board staff announces two new Convention Planning staff members, Sarah Chase and Tonya Keim Bartel. Sarah Chase of Plain City, Ohio, joined the Convention Planning staff Jan. 4. She’ll be coordinating registration and special events as well as working on social media for convention, working at 0.60 […]

Ofrendas de la convención ayudarán a menonitas jóvenes sin documentos y a plan de estudios de escuela dominical

[English] Por Hilary J. Scarsella ELKHART, Indiana (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)— En cada convención bienal de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. se recibe una ofrenda especial para apoyar un ministerio de la iglesia. En la convención de este verano en Phoenix, los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de contribuir en pos de dos iniciativas: […]