The Future Church Summit: A look at our history and hopes for renewal

Hyun Hur, is co-director of ReconciliAsian, a peace center in Los Angeles that encourages local Korean immigrant churches and other ethnic churches to explore what it means to participate in God’s ministry of reconciliation locally and globally. He is also co-pastor of Mountain View Mennonite Church, a small multi-ethnic church located in Upland, California. The […]

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CLC meeting tests the Future Church Summit model

Note: This article first appeared in The Mennonite. By Hannah Heinzekehr ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) Eschewing their usual agenda, members of the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) spent their last meeting of the biennium testing a large-group visioning process that will be used at the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Orlando this July. Around 70 […]

The Future Church Summit: A people … proclaiming a prophetic witness

The Future Church Summit will take place July 6-8, at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando. It will be a generative, open space for denomination-wide conversation — to dream together, reset priorities and engage one another in answering the question: How will we follow Jesus as Anabaptists in the 21st century? Leading up to […]

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The Future Church Summit: Forging a path from Orlando to new possibilities

By Janie Beck Kreider   “I feel we have lost our vision, and it needs to be reignited. I came to this church to be part of a different narrative – a counter-cultural, anti-Christendom movement that follows a radical Jesus. The first Anabaptists chose to be radical – not assimilated to culture or the spirit […]

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Church leaders make “Public Call to Protect All People”

(Mennonite Church USA) — “A Public Call to Protect All People,” issued by more than 50 Christian leaders from across the United States, notes concern with the “threatening” tone of recent political rhetoric and calls on congregations and other groups to deepen their engagement in the economic, social and political health of their local communities. […]

Enviados 2016: Un encuentro de menonitas que plantan comunidades centradas en Jesús

[English] ELKHART, Indiana (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU./Red Menonita de Misión) — Más de 100 plantadores de iglesias, líderes y capacitadores menonitas involucrados en sembrar las semillas del reino de Dios en toda la extensión de los Estados Unidos se reunirán en una cumbre nacional sobre plantación de iglesias entre el 31 de marzo y […]

Sent 2016: A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus-centered communities

[Español] ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — More than 100 Mennonite church planters, coaches and leaders involved in planting the seeds of God’s reign across the United States will gather for a national church planting summit March 31 – April 2, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pastor Karl Bernhard, a church planter with […]

Korean Ecumenical Peace Network in North America

Hyun and Sue Hur are co-directors of ReconciliAsian, a peace center in Los Angeles that encourages local Korean immigrant churches and other ethnic churches to explore what it means to participate in God’s ministry of reconciliation locally and globally. They are also co-pastors at Mountain View Mennonite Church, a small multi-ethnic church located in Upland, […]

“Heavenly citizenship”: Living with Jesus’ story (Philippians 3:20-21)

Mennonite Church USA This is the second of a Bible study series by different authors on the key Scripture texts for Mennonite Church USA’s next biennial convention, to be held July 1-6, 2013, in Phoenix. The convention theme is “Citizens of God’s Kingdom: Healed in Hope,” and the Scripture texts are Psalm 24:1, Philippians 3:20-21, […]