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Sent 2016 video profiles, blogs available online

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — Four video profiles of church planters and a series of blogs offer glimpses into creative initiatives highlighted at Sent 2016: A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus-centered communities, held March 31–April 2, 2016, in the New Orleans area. More than 100 Mennonite church planters, coaches, conference leaders and others met […]

Leo Hartshorn, author and illustrator of a six-week spiritual discernment study guide to help delegates prepare for the KC2015 Delegate Assembly. (Photo provided)

Love is a Verb: One-year spiritual practices resource explores convention theme

(Mennonite Church USA) — On May 16, Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff released a year-long spiritual practices resource that explores the 2017 convention theme Love is a Verb through the lens of Richard Foster’s six spiritual streams. The resource is intended for use by delegates, youth groups, presenters, planners and other convention attendees from […]

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Panel recommends investigation

From the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention In the interest of being transparent and diligent in our work as the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention, we share the following update: Our panel formed in January 2016. We plan to meet May 14–15 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for our first in-person meeting. We chose this location due […]

(l. to r., standing) Miriam Sainnawap, Brander Raven and Adrian Jacobs shared at a presentation for Canadian Mennonite leaders and Mennonite Central Committee Canada representatives to raise awareness of the impact of the Doctrine of Discovery. The meetings were held April 5–6 at the Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. (Photo provided by Erica Littlewolf/MCC)

Mennonite Church USA contributing to the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition

By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA)—A coalition of people from across Mennonite Church USA is working systematically to dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery (DoD), a 15th-century philosophical framework that gives “Christian governments” moral and legal authority to dominate Indigenous peoples and to invade and take over Indigenous lands. According to Iris de León-Hartshorn, director of […]

Olak Sunuwar, de Chicago, Illinois (segundo de la izquierda) y Matthew Pritchard, de Pittsburgh, Pensilvania (segundo de la derecha), responden a lo que compartió la presidente de AMBS, Sara Wenger Shenk, en un panel de debate guiado por David Boshart, ministro de la Conferencia de Central Plains. (Foto de Ken Gingerich, de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)

¡Es hora de plantar iglesias de paz!

La primera cumbre nacional, Enviados 2016, reúne a un grupo diverso de practicantes para darse mutua inspiración y aliento. [English] Por Danielle Klotz NUEVA ORLEANS, Luisiana (Red Menonita de Misión/Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — La inspiración a la valentía y la obediencia fiel al llamado de Dios fluyó continuamente durante la primera cumbre nacional […]

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Anabaptist faith formation conference to be held Oct. 6–8

By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — In 2014, following a workshop led by Shana Peachey Boshart on children’s spirituality at the biennial convention of Mennonite Camping Association, Rachel Gerber and Elsie Rempel lingered to chat with Boshart. One of the fruits of this conversation is Deep Faith: Anabaptist […]

Olak Sunuwar, de Chicago, Illinois (segundo de la izquierda) y Matthew Pritchard, de Pittsburgh, Pensilvania (segundo de la derecha), responden a lo que compartió la presidente de AMBS, Sara Wenger Shenk, en un panel de debate guiado por David Boshart, ministro de la Conferencia de Central Plains. (Foto de Ken Gingerich, de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)

Now is the time to plant peace churches!

First national church-planting summit, Sent 2016, brings together diverse group of practitioners to encourage and inspire one another. [Español] By Danielle Klotz NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA) — Inspiration for courage and faithful obedience to God’s call flowed continuously at Sent 2016, Mennonite Church USA’s first national church-planting summit, held March 31–April […]

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Enviados 2016: Un encuentro de menonitas que plantan comunidades centradas en Jesús

[English] ELKHART, Indiana (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU./Red Menonita de Misión) — Más de 100 plantadores de iglesias, líderes y capacitadores menonitas involucrados en sembrar las semillas del reino de Dios en toda la extensión de los Estados Unidos se reunirán en una cumbre nacional sobre plantación de iglesias entre el 31 de marzo y […]

Melody Pannell, de Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, fue una de los participantes que asistieron al encuentro por primera vez. (Foto de Carol Roth)

El encuentro de la ‘Esperanza’ ofrece un plan específico para el cambio racial/étnico

La quinta reunión anual de líderes generará políticas abarcadoras [English] Por Wil LaVeist HAMPTON, Virginia (Red Menonita de Misión/Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU./Agencia Menonita de Educación) — En el quinto encuentro anual de “Esperanza para el futuro” (HFF, por sus siglas en inglés), realizado del 21 al 24 de enero, hubo un fuerte sentir de […]

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Sent 2016: A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus-centered communities

[Español] ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network) — More than 100 Mennonite church planters, coaches and leaders involved in planting the seeds of God’s reign across the United States will gather for a national church planting summit March 31 – April 2, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pastor Karl Bernhard, a church planter with […]