Mennonite Church USA celebrates Ervin Stutzman’s tenure as executive director at farewell celebration

  (Mennonite Church USA) — Members of Mennonite Church (MC) USA Executive Board organized a retirement program and reception to recognize and thank Ervin Stutzman for his service to the denomination on Friday, April 13, at the joint meetings of the Executive Board and Constituency Leaders Council at Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Members of […]

MC USA Leaders’ Council holds first meeting of the biennium

This report initially appeared in The Mennonite. By Hannah Heinzekehr The Journey continues. Three weeks after Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) approved plans to implement the Journey Forward, a two-year process building on the outcomes generated by the Future Church Summit process at the Orlando convention in July, the Constituency Leaders’ Council (CLC) of MC USA spent considerable time processing the […]

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La junta ejecutiva mira hacia el futuro de la iglesia

Por Hannah Heinzekehr CIUDAD DE KANSAS, Misuri (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — En su penúltimo encuentro del bienio, los miembros de la junta ejecutiva (JE) dispusieron de un tiempo entre el 30 de marzo y el 1º de abril para reflexionar acerca del desarrollo denominacional durante los últimos dos años y mirar hacia adelante […]

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Executive Board looks toward the future of the church

Note: This report initially appeared in The Mennonite. By Hannah Heinzekehr KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) — In their penultimate meeting of the biennium, members of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) took time March 30-April 1 to reflect on denominational developments over the last two years and to look ahead to new trends […]

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‘Ministerial Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure’ provides updated process for the church

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Church Canada) — Ministerial Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure is a resource to equip Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada to address ministerial sexual misconduct directly and boldly. This work builds on previous policies and procedures developed by denominational leaders throughout both national church bodies in 2000 as a guide for congregations and area conferences in addressing ministerial […]

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CLC ponders issues on path to future: peer review, new Assembly process, diversity and more

HESSTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) — The Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) met at Hesston Mennonite Church Oct. 17-19 for its third meeting of the biennium to listen, discern and advise the denomination on issues facing the church and its future. The CLC is a body of elders for Mennonite Church USA consisting of an Executive […]

#SomosMeno: Se publica el material para el discipulado Empezar de nuevo

[English] La serie de 16 sesiones está diseñada para fomentar el crecimiento en la fe desde una perspectiva anabautista Por Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana/WINNIPEG, Manitoba—(Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU./Iglesia Menonita de Canadá)—Durante 20 años, Palmer Becker alimentó el sueño de tener un material de discipulado anabautista para grupos pequeños y congregaciones. Hoy ese recurso […]

#WeAreMenno: Begin Anew Christian discipleship resource published

Sixteen-session series is designed to bring growth in faith from an Anabaptist perspective By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind./WINNIPEG, Man.—(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Church Canada)—For 20 years, Palmer Becker nurtured dreams of an Anabaptist discipleship resource for small groups and congregations. That resource is now a reality and available online in English and Spanish. Jointly published […]

Christianity no longer dominates Western society

MennoMedia Christianity no longer dominates Western society Herald Press releases ‘Reading the Bible After Christendom’ By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va., and WATERLOO, Ont.—Should Christians in North America and Europe understand the Bible in fresh ways in an era when Christianity no longer dominates Western civilization? Yes, says a British professor, Lloyd Pietersen, who wrote a […]

Former Virginia Conference coordinator joins MennoMedia

MennoMedia Former Virginia Conference coordinator joins MennoMedia Carpenter tapped as development director By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va.—Steve Carpenter, former coordinator of Virginia Mennonite Conference, will join MennoMedia on March 19 as the first full-time development director. Carpenter succeeds Randy Miller, who has worked half time—based in Goshen, Ind.—with MennoMedia while also serving as transitional pastor […]