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Returning to our commitments: MC USA leaders speak out against sexual violence

by Mennonite Church USA staff In 2015, the Delegate Assembly of MC USA passed the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse. It says: “We lament that sexual abuse exists not only in our society but also within our own homes, congregations and institutions … “When people violate others sexually, the church is called to be a […]

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Central District Conference votes to restore credentials of Pastor Isaac Villegas

(Mennonite Church USA) – At a regular meeting of the Central District Conference (CDC) Ministerial Committee on August 23, 2018, a unanimous action was taken to restore the credentials of Isaac Villegas, pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This action comes after Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship’s transfer of membership from Virginia […]

MC USA Executive Board meets; welcomes Glen Guyton as new executive director

By Janie Beck Kreider   Elkhart, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) – Glen Guyton met with MC USA’s Executive Board (EB) for the first time as executive director on Aug. 16-18 in the MC USA Elkhart offices. MC USA Moderator David Boshart opened the EB meeting by welcoming the board to “a new chapter in Mennonite […]

Thank you from Glen

Dear MC USA, family and friends: On the occasion of my installation as executive director, I would like to thank all of you for the support, kind words, contributions and gifts. I look forward to serving and guiding the leadership of this denomination as we Journey Forward together and serve the unique needs of the […]

MC USA celebrates historic installation of Glen Guyton, first African American ED

GOSHEN, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Glen Guyton was installed as executive director (ED) of Mennonite Church USA on Aug. 18, 2018 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana. The service celebrated the beginning of his tenure as ED, which began May 1.   Guyton is the first African American to serve as executive director of […]

Looking through the mirror at the Menno-verse

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. As a child I was a geek, a nerd, and proud of it. In the 80s my step team and I rocked blue sweatshirts with embroidered letters. My line name was Professor Stomp. I fully embrace my geekdom in the same way I fully embrace who […]

Our history shapes our Journey Forward

Over the next few months we’ve invited folks from across Mennonite Church USA to reflect on our Journey Forward and consider how they’ve seen Renewed Commitments at work in their lives, their congregation or community. If you’d like to contribute to this series by highlighting stories that bring our shared values to life, email JenniferC@MennoniteUSA.org.  David Holcomb is a member of […]

Mennonite Church USA to hold installation for Glen Guyton

(Mennonite Church USA) — Glen Guyton’s installation as the new executive director of Mennonite Church USA will celebrate the beginning of his tenure in this position, which began May 1, 2018. “It feels like we are entering a new era for our denomination,” said Marty Lehman, pastor at College Mennonite Church (Goshen, Indiana) and member […]

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Faith leaders’ response to family separation

(Mennonite Church USA) — Earlier this month, MC USA’s Executive Director Glen Guyton signed on to an ecumenical, interfaith statement condemning government separation of immigrant families. Read the statement in its entirety below: “Recently, the U.S. Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous […]

Faith leaders’ response to family separation

by MC USA staff Separating families is wrong. Selectively using Scripture to justify tearing families apart is dangerous and immoral. In such a time as this, Christians need to discern and be diligent to test what is being said and how Scripture is used or misused to advance political agendas. We as Christ followers need […]