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Future Church Summit takes off while looking back

ORLANDO, Florida (Mennonite Church USA) — The long-anticipated Future Church Summit kicked off Thursday evening at the Mennonite Church USA convention, inviting delegates and additional stakeholders to “imagine an Anabaptist future” for the church. Moderator Patty Shelly began the evening session by encouraging participants to “surrender outcomes of this process to God.” Referencing the Purposeful […]

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Executive Board staff transitions

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Randy Miller’s quarter-time role on the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff ended on Dec. 31. Miller was hired as special assistant to the executive director in March 2014 to focus on fundraising for the Purposeful Plan 2017 Fund. Miller’s work included helping to retire the debt for the […]

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 […]

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A pastoral letter following the presidential election

Ervin Stutzman is executive director of Mennonite Church USA For many of us, this has been a difficult week. We’ve spent well over 18 months witnessing a bruising presidential campaign that has at different points, pulled back the veil of who we aspire to be and revealed bitterness, selfishness and hate across the United States. […]

La junta ejecutiva tiene su segunda reunión del bienio

[English] Por Janie Beck Kreider (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Miembros de la junta ejecutiva (JE) de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., personal del gabinete y líderes de agencias se encontraron del 11 al 13 de febrero en el Hyatt Regency Hotel, cerca de Chicago, Illinois, para realizar la segunda reunión del bienio […]

Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium

[Español] By Janie Beck Kreider (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) members, Cabinet staff and agency leaders gathered Feb. 11–13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel near Chicago, Illinois, for the second meeting of the 2015–17 biennium. In addition to spending time in worship and prayer, the EB members passed a statement […]

Executive director reappointed for third three-year term

From the Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA Feb. 2, 2016 The Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA has appointed Ervin R. Stutzman of Harrisonburg, Virginia, to a third three-year term as executive director of Mennonite Church USA. The new term began Jan. 1, 2016. The appointment was made at a Jan. 26 board conference […]

Executive Board lays groundwork for summer Delegate Assembly

[Español] (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) met April 6–8 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare agenda for delegates to process at this summer’s Delegate Assembly in Kansas City (June 30–July 5), update the goals in the Purposeful Plan, and discuss the possibility of having fraternal or associate relationships within Mennonite Church USA […]