MC USA delegates introduce resolution on abuse of child migrants, review membership guidelines process, walking with the Spirit

  KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) — Delegates gave a standing ovation to the introduction of the Churchwide Statement on the Abuse of Child Migrants resolution, which states that as disciples of Jesus, MC USA condemns the treatment of immigrants of families and children at the border. Delegates were invited to discuss the draft […]

MC USA Executive Board prepares for MennoCon19

  By MC USA staff with reporting from Sheldon C. Good of The Mennonite, Inc. Kansas City, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) – Amidst the hustle and bustle of MennoCon19 arrivals and registration, MC USA’s Executive Board met for three hours on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 2 to prepare for the biennial Delegate Assembly. Approximately […]

Scripture, storytelling and a new process for the Membership Guidelines to be introduced at 2019 Delegate Assembly

(Mennonite Church USA) — The Delegate Assembly at MennoCon19 will take a new format this year, focusing on Scriptural study, reflection and storytelling. It is also a culmination of the two-year Journey Forward process that grew out of the Future Church Summit in Orlando 2017. The Delegate Assembly convenes every two years at the MC […]

MC USA Executive Board takes action on The Mennonite, Inc., prepares for MennoCon19

  By Sheldon C. Good and Janie Beck Kreider In its final in-person meeting before MennoCon19 in July, the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board took several actions, including accepting terms related to the release of The Mennonite, Inc. (TMI), as a churchwide program entity of MC USA. The EB’s action to accept the terms passed […]

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Reflections on unity for MC USA

Ervin Stutzman will end his term as executive director of Mennonite Church USA on April 30. Sometimes I ask myself, was it “worth it” for me to give such a large chunk of my life to the vision of church unity embodied in the group we call MC USA? In 1995, I was dubious about […]

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Executive Board statement following spring consent agenda appointment

On June 19, 2017, the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA met by video conference to review an appointment made by consent agenda in its March 30-April 1 board meeting. Board members acknowledged some missteps in the process that resulted in an uninformed decision to appoint Doug Basinger, an individual in a same-sex marriage, to […]

Preguntas frecuentes sobre las resoluciones de la asamblea de delegados de KC2015: segunda parte

Ervin Stutzman es el director ejecutivo de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. [Versión en PDF] [English] 26 de octubre del 2015 1.    La primera resolución sobre Israel-Palestina fue sometida a debate. Otra resolución, la “Declaración de nuestro apoyo a compañeros palestinos e israelíes en el trabajo por la paz”, recibió el sábado un respaldo unánime. ¿Cuáles […]

Frequently Asked Questions about KC2015 Delegate Assembly Resolutions: Part Two

Ervin Stutzman is the executive director of Mennonite Church USA. [Printable PDF version] [Español] Oct. 26, 2015 1.    The first resolution on Israel-Palestine was tabled. Another resolution, “A statement of support for our Palestinian and Israeli partners in peacemaking,” received unanimous support on Saturday. What were some of the concerns raised by the delegates […]

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Executive Board releases resolution on Membership Guidelines

(Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) is presenting a resolution on the status of Mennonite Church USA’s Membership Guidelines for consideration by the Delegate Assembly at convention in Kansas City, Missouri, from June 30 to July 5. In the background to the resolution, the board wrote, “Our interactions show that the church is […]

Executive Board meets, lays groundwork for Delegate Assembly in Kansas City

[Español] KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mennonite Church USA)—Seated in a circle around three continuously burning candles signaling their “longing for light,” Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) members met Jan. 29–31 in Kansas City, Mo., focusing on preparing the agenda for this summer’s Delegate Assembly, to be held June 30–July 5 in Kansas City.   Delegate […]