Hope for the Future: Together for a time such as this

By Jenny Castro HAMPTON, Virginia (Mennonite Church USA) — As participants arrived at Calvary Community Church (C3) on Feb. 2, it was clear that Hope for the Future (HFF) has created a uniquely safe space for people of color in leadership positions across Mennonite Church USA. Bear hugs, deep sighs and prayers of thanksgiving overflowed […]

Turtle Island

‘Isla de la Tortuga’ abre la conversación sobre raza y poder en la iglesia

Por Janie Beck Kreider NORTH NEWTON, Kansas (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — En la reunión conjunta de la Junta Ejecutiva (JE) de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. y el Concilio Racial/Étnico (REC por sus siglas en inglés) el 10 de noviembre, comenzaron el día participando de una actividad del Comité Central Menonita denominado […]

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 […]

Turtle Island

‘Turtle Island’ opens discussion on race, power in the church

By Janie Beck Kreider NORTH NEWTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) — When the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) and the Racial Ethnic Council (REC) held a joint meeting Nov. 10, the day started with participation in Mennonite Central Committee’s “The Loss of Turtle Island.” The interactive exercise addresses the history of violence and oppression […]

Rick Stiffney at VBLP

Values-based Leadership: Transforming leaders through an Anabaptist perspective

By Mim Shirk GOSHEN, Indiana (MHS) — The first session of this year’s Values-based Leadership Program (VBLP) was held at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18-20. Leaders from diverse settings gathered for the first of two sessions, titled Leading from the Inside. The session used the DiSC profile and the Leadership […]

MHS Alliance announces transition

Mennonite Health Services Alliance MHS Alliance announces transition By Mim Shirk GOSHEN, Ind.—Rick Stiffney, MHS Alliance president and CEO, has announced that Keith Stuckey, vice president, plans to leave in March 2012. Stuckey has accepted a position as chief executive officer of Resource Partners in Lancaster, Pa. He has worked with MHS Alliance as vice […]