MC USA leaders at CLC urged to be a denonmination 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, […]

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Board discusses MennoCon19 success, Membership Guidelines process

By MC USA Staff DALLAS, Texas (Mennonite Church USA) — The success of MennonCon19, improving MC USA communications and discernment over the Membership Guidelines process, were among the issues the Executive Board discussed during its meeting Sept. 5 – 7 in Dallas, Texas. Executive Director Glen Guyton reported that MennoCon19, July 2-6 in Kansas City, […]

MennoCon19 reflection: an insider-outsider’s perspective

Originally published by David C. Cramer on his blog, Anabaptist Revisions. David C. Cramer is teaching pastor at Keller Park Church in South Bend, Indiana, and managing editor at the Institute of Mennonite Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. Two weeks ago my family and I were gearing up to head to […]

Salem-Zion Mennonite Church youth plan to #BRINGTHEPEACE to the county fair

  By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — As thousands visit the Turner County Fair in South Dakota this August to attend events like the demolition derby, rodeo and roping contests, they will find the message to #BRINGTHEPEACE in their concession stand. The youth group of Salem-Zion Mennonite Church in Freeman, South Dakota, runs the […]

Money matters in Mennonite Church USA

Glen Guyton is executive director or Mennonite Church USA.  I received a disturbing memo from a church leader about them having to dissolve a few programs and some internal reorganization due to reduced funding. Money is going to be a thing in determining the future direction of MC USA. That is not a very spiritual […]

Scripture, storytelling and a new process for the Membership Guidelines to be introduced at 2019 Delegate Assembly

(Mennonite Church USA) — The Delegate Assembly at MennoCon19 will take a new format this year, focusing on Scriptural study, reflection and storytelling. It is also a culmination of the two-year Journey Forward process that grew out of the Future Church Summit in Orlando 2017. The Delegate Assembly convenes every two years at the MC […]

Smells like The Holy Spirit

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA and will be giving the closing message at #MennoCon19. The closing worship service for #MennoCon19 is based on Jesus’ sending words to his disciples in John 20, “I Also Send You.” Traditionally, the sending message  at the end of our national conventions  is a charge to […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff transitions

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA announces the following Executive Board (EB) staff transitions: Janie Beck Kreider announced her plans to complete her service as director of Communications for MC USA in August 2019. She will be studying in a nursing program in the fall. “Three years ago, Janie jumped into a challenging role […]

MC USA Executive Board takes action on The Mennonite, Inc., prepares for MennoCon19

  By Sheldon C. Good and Janie Beck Kreider In its final in-person meeting before MennoCon19 in July, the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board took several actions, including accepting terms related to the release of The Mennonite, Inc. (TMI), as a churchwide program entity of MC USA. The EB’s action to accept the terms passed […]

Mennonite Church USA and LMC leaders gather for fellowship, worship, dialogue

(Mennonite Church USA)— Nine leaders from Mennonite Church USA and LMC, a fellowship of Anabaptist churches, gathered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on March 22, for a time to join together in fellowship, worship and dialogue. Leaders in attendance from MC USA were Joy Sutter, moderator-elect; Glen Guyton, executive director; and Michael Danner, associate executive director for […]