Commission or Co-Mission?

Wil LaVeist, PhD. is chief communications officer for Mennonite Church USA and senior executive for advancement for Mennonite Mission Network.   What does it mean to you when you hear the word commission? For some it’s “an instruction, command, or duty given to a person or group of people.” For others it is more about […]

The line in the sand

Glen Guyton is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA. Warning: If you are not a fan of Star Trek or classic literature, this post may confound you. Ever wonder what Jean Luc Picard and some Mennonites have in common? Lines in the sand, especially when it comes to articulating our fear and facing uncertainty. […]

Recognizing the Holy Spirit

Meghan Larissa Good is teaching pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale, Arizona, and author of “The Bible Unwrapped: Making Sense of Scripture Today.” Meghan is a worship speaker for MennoCon19. She recently completed a D.Min. at Portland Seminary, where she received the Buechner Award for Excellence in Preaching. Her doctoral research focused on the nature […]

Experience transformation through the Church

This post is part of our Journey Forward series. 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.  Anthonia Onye is […]

Reflections upon my service with Mennonite World Conference

Iris de León-Hartshorn is associate executive director of Mennonite Church USA For the last nine years I have served as the North American representative on the Executive Committee (EC) of Mennonite World Conference (MWC). It has been both an honor and privilege and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve. Mennonite Church USA made […]

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 […]

Love is a Verb: God’s love made flesh

As the featured speaker at  Hope for the Future (HFF) in January 2016, Isaac Villegas offered these reflections on the theme of “Love is a verb” as a way into the Bible passage assigned to him for the gathering: Ephesians 4:15-16. This part two of his series of three talks. “But speaking the truth in […]

Holding Jesus and the Spirit together

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Interchurch Relations for Mennonite Church USA. Some Mennonite historians and others have suggested that ever since the debacle in Munster in 1534 Anabaptists (and their Mennonite descendants) have been skeptical of the Holy Spirit. Prophets who claimed special spiritual insight led Anabaptists to set up a kingdom where polygamy […]