Looking toward Orlando

Danilo lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. There he serves as a part-time youth pastor with two Mennonite churches and works part time with Mennonite Central Committee as the Summer Service National Coordinator. He studied at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (2013) and Eastern University (2010). This post originally appeared on the Mennonite […]

Do we truly belong? Thoughts on diversity

John Tyson is associate pastor for faith formation at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas. The following post first appeared at Mennonite Church USA’s convention website. Registration for #MennoCon17 opens today! To be honest, I was nervous about convention in 2015. I hadn’t attended an Mennonite Church USA convention since 2005, back when […]

Love is a Verb: I love myself — a story of revolution

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. This article originally appeared in the fall issue of Mennonite Women USA’s Timbrel magazine. When my spouse Jake and I decided to marry back in 2001, we knew we weren’t ready to “build our family” quite yet. We […]

Love is a Verb

January 2017: Love is attentive to God

The following is an excerpt from Love is a Verb: A one-year spiritual practice resource, written by Leo Hartshorn. The resource explores the 2017 convention theme Love is a Verb through the lens of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams. Download the entire booklet from the Mennonite Church USA resource center. The contemplative stream Introduction The […]

Salem Mennonite 1948

Love is a Verb: A rural church remembers and looks ahead

By Kate Lichti SHICKLEY, Nebraska (Mennonite Church USA) — Salem Mennonite Church celebrated its 125th year this fall with the theme “God’s Faithfulness Throughout All Generations.” The theme prompted long-time member Jan Noel to think about the changes that this rural congregation has seen over the years and to preserve some of its memories through […]

Love is a Verb: Gardening with care

Jill Schmidt lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband Ben Gerig where they are members of First Mennonite Church of Denver. She is working as an admissions representative for Colorado Mountain College and as a conflict management class instructor for The Conflict Center in Denver. She also serves as a member of the Mountain States […]

Love is a Verb

December 2016: Love is fear-less

The following is an excerpt from Love is a Verb: A one-year spiritual practice resource, written by Leo Hartshorn. The resource explores the 2017 convention theme Love is a Verb through the lens of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams. Download the entire booklet from the Mennonite Church USA resource center. Love has been perfected among […]

Love is a Verb: When love does without us

Rev. Joanna Harader serves as pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to all of the pastor stuff she does, Joanna also enjoys writing, reading, card-making, and playing board games. You can read more of her writing at SpaciousFaith.com. Several weeks ago I was at a church convention — the 40th anniversary […]

November 2016: Love is of God

The following is an excerpt from Love is a Verb: A one-year spiritual practice resource, written by Leo Hartshorn. The resource explores the 2017 convention theme Love is a Verb through the lens of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams. Download the entire booklet from the Mennonite Church USA resource center. Beloved, let us love one […]