MennoCon19: Gathered and Sent

Heidi Regier Kreider has served as conference minister for Western District Conference since 2015 and enjoys the opportunity this gives her to travel from her home in North Newton, Kansas, to visit WDC congregations in other parts of Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma. She previously served as pastor at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Gainesville, Florida, and […]

A Journey Forward toward love, hope and liberation

Seth Thomas Crissman is a follower of Jesus, an educator, a musician and a pastor in the Mennonite Church. He’s lived in Harrisonburg, Virginia for 12 years (though he still says “western Pennsylvania” when people ask where he’s from). Seth enjoys helping churches partner together to better share God’s love in their local neighborhoods. Seth […]

MennoCon19 opens registration on Feb. 6

(Mennonite Church USA) — “MennoCon19 is shaping up to be an exciting event!” said Scott Hartman, director of Event Planning for MC USA. The 2019 Mennonite Convention, referred to as MennoCon19, will take place in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the Kansas City Convention Center. Registration to attend opens on Feb. 6. […]

Preparing for the feast of convention

Shannon W. Dycus is co-pastor at First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she leads missional and faith formation ministries for the congregation. She is active with Faith in Indiana, a local PICO network of faith communities seeking justice and holds multiple leadership positions with Mennonite Church USA. Shannon has published articles for The Mennonite, […]

MennoCon19: A diverse yet coherent body of believers

Madalyn Metzger is the Vice President of Marketing for Everence, a member of the MennoCon19 worship planning team, and will serve as a worship leader in Kansas City. She is a member of Anabaptist Communicators, the American Marketing Association, and the Manchester University Board of Trustees. Madalyn is passionate about social justice, leadership development and relationship building. She […]

Faith formation, worship and witness at MennoCon19

Clayton Gladish has served as one of the pastors of Hesston Mennonite Church for over five years. His passions include faith formation, biblical studies, and creating compassionate communities. He rarely turns down a good burger or the chance to play games with friends. He sometimes strives for perfection, but would rather have opportunities to learn and […]

Call for Equipping Seminars at MennoCon19

(Mennonite Church USA) — Convention planners are seeking proposals for Equipping Seminars at MennoCon19, the MC USA biennial convention that will take place in Kansas City, Missouri on July 2-6, 2019. The convention planning team is calling for seminars, workshops and trainings to provide interactive learning experiences and introduce practical tools, skills, habits or frameworks […]

MC USA Executive Board meets; welcomes Glen Guyton as new executive director

By Janie Beck Kreider   Elkhart, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) – Glen Guyton met with MC USA’s Executive Board (EB) for the first time as executive director on Aug. 16-18 in the MC USA Elkhart offices. MC USA Moderator David Boshart opened the EB meeting by welcoming the board to “a new chapter in Mennonite […]

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 […]

MC USA invites churchwide engagement with Journey Forward study guide

Get the “Pathways” study guide   (Mennonite Church USA) — MC USA releases the Journey Forward study guide “Pathways” to invite churchwide engagement in the two-year Journey Forward process. It is now available online at mennoniteusa.org/pathways. The “Pathways” study guide invites congregations and groups across MC USA to engage in studying Scripture, singing, praying, storytelling, exploring […]