Youth could become full delegates at 2019 convention

By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — Lorren Oesch recalls a moment at the 2017 MC USA Delegate Assembly in Orlando, Florida, when her table group encouraged her to go onstage and share her perspective at the microphone. She particularly remembers encouragement from Cyneatha Millsaps, who sat at her table and currently serves as executive […]

MennoCon19 starts early with new training opportunities

(Mennonite Church USA) — MC USA is offering a new opportunity this year to arrive at convention in Kansas City, Missouri, slightly early and choose from several valuable pre-convention training opportunities for individuals and leaders throughout the church. “We added these day-long trainings because this kind of learning takes time,” said Shana Peachey Boshart, denominational […]

On leadership, influence and responsibility

Shana Peachey Boshart is MC USA’s denominational minister for Faith Formation. It used to be hard for me to identify myself as a leader. Other people were leaders, not me. I was raised in a culture of not putting yourself forward as a leader. I learned that it’s best not to claim to be a […]

The Gathering Place re-launching with faith formation webinars

(Mennonite Church USA) — The Gathering Place, a virtual space where Anabaptist faith formation leaders can gather, learn, share and grow, is getting a new start with new resources and several upcoming webinars for Mennonite Church USA faith formation leaders. The Gathering Place was originally created in 2015 by Rachel Gerber, former denominational minister for […]

MennoCon19 opens registration on Feb. 6

(Mennonite Church USA) — “MennoCon19 is shaping up to be an exciting event!” said Scott Hartman, director of Event Planning for MC USA. The 2019 Mennonite Convention, referred to as MennoCon19, will take place in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the Kansas City Convention Center. Registration to attend opens on Feb. 6. […]

2019 Lent At Home Guide is available now

(Mennonite Church USA) — Get ready for a holy feast. The Lent At Home resource based on the theme “Blessed Hunger…Holy Feast” is available now with materials for exploring God’s abundance and the season’s themes. The materials begin with Shrove Tuesday on March 5 and continue through Easter Sunday on April 21. “The At Home […]

Welcome to Mennonite Church USA Faith Formation

Shana Peachey Boshart is denominational minister of Faith Formation for Mennonite Church USA. Hi everyone! I recently started in the role of faith formation minister for Mennonite Church USA. I’d like to introduce myself to you and let you know how I plan to serve you. This past summer, I completed 20 years working as […]

Call for Equipping Seminars at MennoCon19

(Mennonite Church USA) — Convention planners are seeking proposals for Equipping Seminars at MennoCon19, the MC USA biennial convention that will take place in Kansas City, Missouri on July 2-6, 2019. The convention planning team is calling for seminars, workshops and trainings to provide interactive learning experiences and introduce practical tools, skills, habits or frameworks […]

Being open and honest about the state of youth ministry at The Gathering Live

  (Mennonite Church USA) — “What kind of faith are we passing on to the next generation? How are we doing as a church in modeling a vibrant faith centered in Jesus Christ? Where are the intergenerational and relational gaps in our congregations?” A group of 32 pastors, sponsors, educators and mission agency representatives met […]

MC USA leaders Journey Forward at spring meetings

By MC USA Communications staff, with Sheldon C. Good of The Mennonite and Paul Schrag of Mennonite World Review (Mennonite Church USA) — The MC USA Executive Board (EB) and Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) met for joint meetings on April 11-14 at Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Shannon Dycus led worship based on materials for […]