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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 […]

‘Shaping Families’ announces schedule for March

MennoMedia Radio program features Mennonite guests ‘Shaping Families’ announces schedule for March By Melodie Davis HARRISONBURG, Va.—The Shaping Families radio program that airs in numerous Mennonite communities will focus in March on working parents, volunteering, critical illness, grief, and overseas adoption. All but one of the programs features interviews with Mennonites. Shaping Families is the […]

British Columbia pastor to edit ‘Rejoice!’

MennoMedia British Columbia pastor to edit ‘Rejoice!’ Janzen appointed by MennoMedia and Kindred Productions By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va.,and WATERLOO, Ont.—Jonathan Janzen of Abbotsford, B.C., has been appointed editor of Rejoice!, a daily devotional magazine. His work, on a contract basis, starts in January. Rejoice! is co-published by MennoMedia and Kindred Productions. MennoMedia is an […]

‘The Naked Anabaptist’ in Spanish

Lea este artículo en español: http://mennoniteusa.org/2012/02/13/anabautismo-al-desnudo-en-espanol/ MennoMedia ‘The Naked Anabaptist’ in Spanish Herald Press releases translation of popular 2010 book By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va.,and WATERLOO, Ont.—The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith struck a chord among readers in North America when it came out in 2010. Now, almost two years and […]

MennoMedia’s financial health improving

MennoMedia MennoMedia’s financial health improving Director reports on finances before and after July 1 merger By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va.—Despite the costs of merging in July and losses on inventory and a building, MennoMedia finished 2011 with improving financial health, according to Executive Director Russ Eanes. His assessment was confirmed by a financial audit released […]

How are churches discipling their members?

MennoMedia How are churches discipling their members? Mennonites are among those being surveyed by Protestant group By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va., and WATERLOO, Ont.—Mennonite congregations are being invited to respond to a survey that will arrive in mailboxes soon. The survey is a broad curriculum survey being conducted by the Protestant Church-owned Publishers Association. MennoMedia, […]