MCUSA Executive Board

Executive Board looks toward the future of the church

Note: This report initially appeared in The Mennonite. By Hannah Heinzekehr KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) — In their penultimate meeting of the biennium, members of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) took time March 30-April 1 to reflect on denominational developments over the last two years and to look ahead to new trends […]

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Seeking peace in Israel and Palestine

An invitation for counsel and feedback for a revised resolution on Israel/Palestine. A resolution on Israel-Palestine was brought to delegates at the Mennonite Church USA assembly in Kansas City in 2015. Delegates tabled that resolution asking that it be revised, and called for a period of learning and discernment as we seek to support Palestinian […]

New MVS position created to carry out Partners in Peacemaking resolution in local settings

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — On Aug. 16, Jonathan Brenneman of St. Marys, Ohio, is beginning a one-year assignment with Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS) in Elkhart, Indiana, as Partners in Peacemaking coordinator for Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) staff. EB staff members worked with Mennonite Mission Network […]

Delegate Assembly discusses two resolutions on inclusion of LGBTQ individuals in the church; tables Israel-Palestine resolution

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Mennonite Church USA) – The Delegate Assembly considered two resolutions on July 2, the Resolution on Forbearance in the Midst of Differences and a Resolution on the Status of the Membership Guidelines, and heard the results of a July 1 vote about tabling the Israel-Palestine Resolution. Delegates voted to table the Israel-Palestine […]

Delegates grapple with Israel-Palestine resolution

By Caitlin Nearhood KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Mennonite Church USA) — Delegates remained divided on the Israel-Palestine Resolution at the end of Wednesday’s second delegate session. After two preliminary surveys using green, yellow and red sheets of paper to indicate levels of support for the resolution, delegates voted by ballot to decide whether to table the […]

Delegate Assembly discusses three resolutions

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Mennonite Church USA) – More than 830 Mennonite Church USA delegates considered three resolutions during their July 1 meetings at the Kansas City (Missouri) Convention Center: a statement on the military occupation of Palestine; a resolution calling for “Faithful Witness Amid Endless War”; and a resolution offering acceptance and forgiveness in response […]

Executive Board lays groundwork for summer Delegate Assembly

[Español] (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) met April 6–8 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare agenda for delegates to process at this summer’s Delegate Assembly in Kansas City (June 30–July 5), update the goals in the Purposeful Plan, and discuss the possibility of having fraternal or associate relationships within Mennonite Church USA […]