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Kratz resigns from Executive Director Search Committee

(Mennonite Church USA) — The newly established search committee for the next executive director of Mennonite Church USA held its first meeting on June 12 over video conference. The committee discussed the importance of establishing a good process for the transition. They resolved to seek input from the broader church, and agreed that calling the church […]

Mennonite leaders send blessings to Pope Francis on the occasion of his installation

Richard Thomas, moderator of Mennonite Church USA, and Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, sent the following letter to Pope Francis on March 21. César García, general secretary of Mennonite World Conference, also wrote to the Vatican (see link below). Mennonite World Conference sent two representatives to the March 19 service of installation […]

Las resoluciones volvieron, pero con una diferencia

La junta ejecutiva presenta pautas para desarrollar resoluciones para Phoenix 2013 (English) Por Annette Brill Bergstresser (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.)—Luego de recibir opiniones de todos los sectores del cuerpo, la junta ejecutiva de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. (de aquí en adelante, JE) ha incorporado un procedimiento revisado para desarrollar resoluciones y declaraciones […]

Resolutions are back, but with a difference

Executive Board issues guidelines for developing resolutions for Phoenix 2013 (Español) By Annette Brill Bergstresser (Mennonite Church USA)—After collecting input from across the church, Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) has adopted a revised process for developing resolutions and church statements for adoption at the denomination’s biennial delegate assemblies. This new process applies to resolutions […]

Patricia Shelly announced as nominee for moderator-elect

(Español) By Jenn Carreto (Mennonite Church USA)—The Leadership Discernment Committee of Mennonite Church USA announces Patricia Shelly of Newton, Kan., as its nominee for moderator-elect of Mennonite Church USA. The denominational delegate assembly will vote on the nomination in July 2013 during the biennial convention in Phoenix. Shelly is currently in her eighth year of […]

It’s working!

The Corinthian Plan begins third year of health coverage for pastors and church workers (Español) By Cindy Snider (Mennonite Church USA)—When congregations renew their enrollment this fall in The Corinthian Plan, they will be included in a success story that leaders had hoped, prayed and worked for when the Mennonite Church USA-sponsored health coverage plan […]

¡Está funcionando!

El Plan de Corinto inicia su tercer año de cobertura médica para pastores y obreros de la iglesia (English) Por Cindy Snider Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.—Las congregaciones que se reinscriban en otoño al Plan de Corinto quedarán incluidas en una historia de éxito que muchos líderes habían esperado y por la cual habían orado […]