The Future Church Summit: Rediscovering why we choose to be Anabaptist

The Future Church Summit (FCS) will take place July 6-8, at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando. It will be a generative, open space for denomination-wide conversation — to dream together, reset priorities and engage one another in answering the question: How will we follow Jesus as Anabaptists in the 21st century? Leading up […]

Future Church Summit

The Future Church Summit: Forging a path from Orlando to new possibilities

By Janie Beck Kreider   “I feel we have lost our vision, and it needs to be reignited. I came to this church to be part of a different narrative – a counter-cultural, anti-Christendom movement that follows a radical Jesus. The first Anabaptists chose to be radical – not assimilated to culture or the spirit […]

Moderadores de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. responden a la tragedia de Orlando

[English] 15 de junio del 2016 Como Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., nos apenamos profundamente ante el horroroso acto de violencia hacia personas LGBTQ cometido en Orlando en la madrugada del pasado domingo (12 de junio), el cual se llevó prematuramente la vida de 49 personas y provocó heridas a otras 53. El hecho de […]

A time to weep

Ervin Stutzman is executive director for Mennonite Church USA. I arrived home last night from an all-consuming six-day work trip in the nick of time to attend the special service—“Remembering Orlando,” in my home congregation. Early in the service of lament, punctuated by the reading of Psalms, the congregation sat silently as the chimes slowly […]

Mennonite Church USA leaders respond to Orlando tragedy

[Español] As Mennonite Church USA, we grieve the horrific act of violence toward LGBTQ persons perpetrated in Orlando early last Sunday morning, cutting short the lives of 49 people and wounding 53 more. We are appalled that the shooter specifically targeted LGBTQ Latinos, acting out of hatred for people created in the image of God. […]