City of Fountains

Ruth Harder is the pastor at Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas. She grew up in Hillsboro, Kansas and is a graduate of Bethel College and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Ruth is married to Jesse Graber, a free-lance illustrator. You will find at least one of them running by a Kansas City fountain.  “The […]

Being open and honest about the state of youth ministry at The Gathering Live

  (Mennonite Church USA) — “What kind of faith are we passing on to the next generation? How are we doing as a church in modeling a vibrant faith centered in Jesus Christ? Where are the intergenerational and relational gaps in our congregations?” A group of 32 pastors, sponsors, educators and mission agency representatives met […]

Worship Planning Committee begins preparing for MennoCon19

By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — A small group of pastors, leaders and youth from across Mennonite Church (MC) USA gathered in Kansas City on March 23-25 to begin their work as the Worship Planning Committee for the 2019 MC USA convention. The convention, MennoCon19, will take place in Kansas City on July 2-6, […]

The Gathering Live 2018 will focus on encountering God in youth ministry

(Mennonite Church USA) — The Gathering Live 2018 will take place on May 4-6 in Kansas City with the theme “Encountering God: Faith that Matters.” The gathering is for youth ministry leaders and anyone interested in faith formation, including youth ministry teams, pastors, educators, camp workers, sponsors, youth workers and faith formation leaders. “One of our primary tasks as youth ministry […]

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Se forma un panel para la prevención del abuso sexual

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — En respuesta a la Declaración para toda la iglesia sobre abuso sexual, la cual fue aprobada por la asamblea de delegados de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. en su convención bienal de este verano en Kansas City, el gabinete del personal de la junta ejecutiva ha conformado […]

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Sexual abuse prevention panel formed

[Español] (Mennonite Church USA) — In response to the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse, which was passed by the Delegate Assembly of Mennonite Church USA at its biennial convention in Kansas City this summer, the Executive Board staff Cabinet has called together a panel to continue the work of healing and prevention of sexual abuse […]

La junta ejecutiva tiene su primera reunión del bienio 2015–2017

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — La junta ejecutiva (JE) de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. se reunió por tercera vez en lo que va del año en Kansas City, Misuri. En la agenda de la reunión del 17 al 19 de septiembre estaban las discusiones sobre las implicancias de las decisiones tomadas […]

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the two resolutions on polity and practice

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. In the past three months, I have met with delegates from most of the 21 conferences of Mennonite Church USA as an orientation to the upcoming convention and the resolutions that will be considered there.  What follows are some of the most frequently asked questions in […]

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La junta ejecutiva sienta bases para la asamblea de delegados de verano

[English] (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)—La junta ejecutiva (JE) de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. se reunió del 6 al 8 de abril en Kansas City, Misuri, para preparar la agenda que los delegados procesarán en la asamblea de delegados a realizarse en Kansas City este verano (30 de junio al 5 de julio), […]

Plans underway for KC2015 convention

Theme text to be Luke 24 ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—Buoyed by the spirit of prayer that marked the end of the Mennonite Church USA convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in July—when thousands of Mennonites participated in a prayer walk around the convention center—convention planners are setting their sights on Kansas City (KC), Mo., the location […]