Constituency Leaders Council looks at membership guidelines, bylaw change

en español By MC USA Communications staff with reporting from Gordon Houser of The Mennonite HESSTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) — The Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) looked at the membership guidelines of Mennonite Church USA and responded to possible bylaw changes in anticipation of July’s MC USA delegate assembly during a Feb. 28-March 2 meeting […]

Linda Dibble nominated as moderator-elect for Mennonite Church USA

By Kayla Berkey HESSTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) — Linda Dibble, a chaplain and member of the MC USA Executive Board, has been called as the nominee for moderator-elect. Dibble has served in several capacities in broader church leadership and she currently serves on the Pastoral Leadership Team for Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference and chairs […]

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Mennonite Church USA releases video resources on leadership and polity

  (Mennonite Church USA) — People across Mennonite Church USA are invited to take a closer look at the denomination’s structure and healthy ways of functioning with a newly released video series featuring presentations by Michael Danner, associate executive director for Church Vitality and Engagement, David Boshart, MC USA moderator, and Joy Sutter, MC USA […]

CLC examines healthy church structures

  ELK GROVE, Illinois (Mennonite Church USA) — “You all are the leaders of MC USA. You are the hands and feet in this denomination,” said Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA to the October 11-13 meeting of the Constituency Leaders Council (CLC). The question of how MC USA leaders can help the church […]

Glen Guyton called to serve as next Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA

en español (Mennonite Church USA) – The MC USA Executive Board (EB) announced that Glen Guyton will serve as the new executive director of MC USA. He will begin a three-year term on May 1, 2018. The Executive Director Search Committee recommended Guyton to the EB in a video conference call on February 6, 2018. Based on […]

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Survey results show priorities for next MC USA executive director

(Mennonite Church USA) – The Executive Director Search Committee reports that nearly 800 people across Mennonite Church USA participated in the online survey it released in late September. Participants were asked to prioritize essential qualities and priorities for the next executive director of MC USA and to nominate potential candidates. The survey is now closed. […]

MC USA Leaders’ Council holds first meeting of the biennium

This report initially appeared in The Mennonite. By Hannah Heinzekehr The Journey continues. Three weeks after Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) approved plans to implement the Journey Forward, a two-year process building on the outcomes generated by the Future Church Summit process at the Orlando convention in July, the Constituency Leaders’ Council (CLC) of MC USA spent considerable time processing the […]

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Executive director search committee invites churchwide participation in survey

(Mennonite Church USA) — The search committee for Mennonite Church USA’s next executive director invites denomination-wide participation in a Survey Monkey questionnaire to discern essential qualities and top priorities for the job description, and to nominate potential candidates for the role. The survey is available at mennoniteusa.org in English and Spanish and will be available […]

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Search committee calls for prayer and deep listening

(Mennonite Church USA) — Following its first face-to-face meeting in Orlando, Florida on July 5, the Mennonite Church USA executive director search committee has issued a churchwide invitation to prayer for the calling of the denomination’s next executive director. The committee members — Joy Sutter (chair, Franconia Conference), Joyce Kusuma (Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference), Sandra […]

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Mennonites choose ‘third way’ on Israel and Palestine

ORLANDO, Florida (Mennonite Church USA) — Culminating a three-year process, delegates at the Mennonite Church USA assembly in Orlando on Thursday adopted a resolution titled “Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine,” with approximately 98 percent voting in favor. The resolution addresses the injustices of military occupation as well as the suffering caused by antisemitism. The […]