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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 […]

MC USA invites churchwide engagement with Journey Forward study guide

Get the “Pathways” study guide   (Mennonite Church USA) — MC USA releases the Journey Forward study guide “Pathways” to invite churchwide engagement in the two-year Journey Forward process. It is now available online at mennoniteusa.org/pathways. The “Pathways” study guide invites congregations and groups across MC USA to engage in studying Scripture, singing, praying, storytelling, exploring […]

Renewing our commitment to peace

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA.   It is difficult to find the words as I turn on the news and see reports of our 22nd school shooting this year. This most recent school shooting moved me because it took place one hour outside of my hometown of Houston, Texas. Violence against […]

Journey Forward: Stay connected, a lesson from our worldwide fellowship

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. After three flights and 26 plus hours of travel, I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) General Council meeting. MWC consists of over 1.5 million members from 58 countries. The Vision of MWC is as follows: Mennonite World Conference is […]

Seven questions with … Glen Guyton

This post originally appeared on TheMennonite.org. Sheldon C. Good conducted and edited this seven question interview. You can read past seven question interviews online. Name: Glen Guyton Role: Executive director of Mennonite Church USA 1. What is one fun or interesting fact about yourself? I love cooking and comedy. Before I graduated from high school, I had two dreams: […]

Journey Forward: Dim Sum

Glen Guyton in incoming executive director of Mennonite Church USA. A rough translation of the phrase dim sum means “touch the heart.” You may be familiar with the Cantonese style dining process in which an endless variety of little dishes or tins of food are brought out to be shared with friends and family. The […]

Churchwide leadership engages with Journey Forward

LANSDALE, Pennsylvania (Mennonite Church USA) — At a recent joint meeting of the MC USA Executive Board and Constituency Leaders Council on April 12-14, attendees got a sneak peek at the newly launched Journey Forward website and “Pathways” study guide, which is still a work-in-progress. Journey Forward is a churchwide renewal process of engaging in scripture, storytelling […]

Glen Guyton’s installation as MC USA executive director to take place in August

  (Mennonite Church USA) — An installation for Glen Guyton as the incoming executive director of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 2-4 p.m. at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. All are invited to attend. “The installation of Glen will be historic,” said Iris de León-Hartshorn, planning […]

Waiting to exhale

Glen Guyton is incoming executive director of Mennonite Church USA. One of the first emails that I received after being named executive director said, “Perhaps you will be one of the persons God will use to help rescue MC USA.” My response was, “One thing I promise you is that I won’t be the one […]