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Mennonite Church USA and its agencies respond to COVID-19 pandemic

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — During widespread church closures and physical distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mennonite Church USA (MC USA), the largest Mennonite denomination in the United States, and its five program agencies have responded  by educating, encouraging and equipping its conferences, congregations, ministry partners, constituents and staff. “Our leaders […]

MHS cancels 2020 Mennonite Health Assembly

MHS has canceled the 2020 Mennonite Health Assembly, “Live Your Story,” slated for March 18-20 in Greenville, South Carolina, out of concern for its sponsors and members with regard to coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the MHS website, “MHS health and human service members serve some of the most vulnerable populations, and we believe that it […]

Glen Guyton

The Little Green Dove: Who is MC USA?

Glen Guyton is executive director or Mennonite Church USA. In this three-part blog series, Glen explores MC USA structure while challenging us as members of this denomination to Journey Forward together. Who and what is Mennonite Church USA? That is a question that we must continually ask ourselves as we seek to fulfill our mission […]

Values-based Leadership Program seeks to transform leaders

  By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA/Values-based Leadership Program) — The second in-person session of the 2017-2018 Values-based Leadership Program (VBLP) took place at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center on Feb. 21 – 23. VBLP is a leadership training course rooted in an Anabaptist perspective and designed to support the development of Christian leaders in a […]

Developing leadership strengths in an Anabaptist context

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency/MHS) – Each fall, a different group of leaders gather at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center to start a new term of the Values-Based Leadership Program (VBLP). The program provides resources, relationship building and reflection on leadership development through an Anabaptist lens. Currently, the 2017-2018 program year is between sessions. In October, […]

ELG/MHA

ELG/MHA gathering welcomes ‘Emerging Leaders’

(Mennonite Education Agency/MHS) — Angela Hernandez is a young woman from central California who identifies as a Mexican-American. Through the ministries of the Mennonite church, she has found her passion and her call, and now she is helping other young leaders in the education and health care fields — especially people of color — to […]

Beyond Buried Treasure

Education Leaders Gathering gears up for Jacksonville

(MHS/Mennonite Education Agency) — Momentum continues to build for the Mennonite Health Assembly and Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) Education Leaders Gathering (ELG), scheduled for March 9-12 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. More than two dozen workshops are now confirmed for the conference, covering a wide range of topics. Those include “Living Well and Talking Truthfully at […]

Racial Ethnic Council input, new Assembly process top Executive Board agenda

By Janie Beck Kreider NORTH NEWTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) – The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) met at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Central States office Nov. 10-12 to plan for the 2017 Delegate Assembly in Orlando and to assess the role of the board in the face of a changing church. The […]

Beyond Buried Treasure

Registration opens for March 2017 Health and Education Leaders Gathering

(MHS/Mennonite Education Agency) — Registration opens today for the Mennonite Health Assembly and Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) Education Leaders Gathering (ELG), which will take place March 9-12, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida. The theme, “Beyond Buried Treasure: Turning Hidden Resources into Assets,” draws on Matthew 13:44: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, […]

VBLP participants deepen authentic leadership practice

Anabaptist leadership program will begin its 16th year in the fall By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Education Agency/Mennonite Church USA) — Participants in the 2015–16 Values-based Leadership Program (VBLP) explored tools for leading teams during their second face-to-face session, which was held Feb. 23–25 at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The 35 […]