There is still life within him

Rachel S. Gerber is the Mennonite Church USA denominational minister of youth and young adults and editor/creator of The Gathering Place, an interactive website for Anabaptist youth leaders for resourcing, networking and spiritual formation. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband of 16 years and three young boys. I recently ordered, “Searching For Sunday: […]

Youth Ministry Council: The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens

By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — At Youth Ministry Council: The Gathering 2016, held Jan. 29-Feb. 1 in Orlando, Florida, 42 youth workers from across Mennonite Church USA met to network, encourage one another, worship together and explore approaches to faith formation through real-life scenarios. “It was an amazing time of meeting, connecting and […]

#WeAreMenno: Young adults speak out at KC2015

Conversations provide structure for feedback By Janie Beck Kreider (Mennonite Church USA) — Approximately 40 young adults at KC2015 — the Mennonite Church USA convention held June 30–July 5 in Kansas City, Missouri — gathered July 3 for an evening of synergistic conversation on a range of church-related topics. “We wanted to create a space […]

New website for Mennonite youth workers to launch at KC2015

(Mennonite Church USA)—A new website for youth workers, The Gathering Place, will officially launch at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City from June 30 to July 5, 2015. Rachel Springer Gerber, Mennonite Church USA denominational minister for youth and young adults, envisions the site as a hub for networking, peer-to-peer resourcing and spiritual […]

Youth leaders gather, explore issues of racism

(Mennonite Church USA)—The 2015 Youth Ministry Council (YMC) gathering drew 45 youth pastors, leaders and sponsors — representing 10 Mennonite Church USA area conferences — for a time of work and worship at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, April 19-22. The event’s theme was “Connecting our Stories: Imagining our Future.” “Youth Ministry Council […]