Ervin Stutzman

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 […]