So you’re searching for a pastor…during a pandemic?

Michael Danner is the associate executive director of Church Vitality for Mennonite Church USA.   The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives, including life in the church. One area that has been impacted is pastoral searches. I know of some congregations at the beginning of their pastoral search process. Other congregations were […]

So you want to go back to church (as usual?)!

Doug Luginbill is the conference minister of Central District Conference of Mennonite Church USA.   Our Central District Conference theme for this year is “Spirit, bless our souls with yearning” and is based on a line taken from a call to worship in Sing the Journey #124. For many of us, our yearnings have likely […]

New video series on Technology Best Practices for Virtual Meetings and Work Tools

  (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) releases a new video series, Technology Best Practices for Service, that offers best practices for holding virtual meetings and worship services, as well as effective technology tools for working from home. Created by Crystal Washington, a technology strategist and certified futurist, this series is broken […]

Generosity impacts our lives

Glen Guyton is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA.   The ministry work of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) will thrive because of your support. Your financial support and your engagement are directly proportional to the health and strength of this denomination. As our church matures and carves our what it means to be […]

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Mennonite Church USA ‘Church Vitality’ office to strengthen focus on peacemaking

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA has renamed its Leadership Development office “Church Vitality” to better reflect its focus on helping congregations to thrive. “All of our work is around helping churches thrive,” said Michael Danner, MC USA associate director of Church Vitality and Engagement. “Church Vitality is broader and represents the purpose of […]

On leadership, influence and responsibility

Shana Peachey Boshart is MC USA’s denominational minister for Faith Formation. It used to be hard for me to identify myself as a leader. Other people were leaders, not me. I was raised in a culture of not putting yourself forward as a leader. I learned that it’s best not to claim to be a […]

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Central District Conference votes to restore credentials of Pastor Isaac Villegas

(Mennonite Church USA) – At a regular meeting of the Central District Conference (CDC) Ministerial Committee on August 23, 2018, a unanimous action was taken to restore the credentials of Isaac Villegas, pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This action comes after Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship’s transfer of membership from Virginia […]

So many opportunities to see God at work within the Church

Nancy Kauffmann reflects on where God is at work among us and her time as denominational minister. (Mennonite Church USA) — Nancy Kauffmann has served as denominational minister for Mennonite Church USA for over seven years and retired on May 1, 2018.   What roles and responsibilities have you held over the years (within and […]

Values-based Leadership Program seeks to transform leaders

  By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA/Values-based Leadership Program) — The second in-person session of the 2017-2018 Values-based Leadership Program (VBLP) took place at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center on Feb. 21 – 23. VBLP is a leadership training course rooted in an Anabaptist perspective and designed to support the development of Christian leaders in a […]