Homestead Mennonite and the Journey Forward

Over the next few months we’ve invited folks from across Mennonite Church USA to reflect on our Journey Forward and consider how they’ve seen Renewed Commitments at work in their lives, their congregation or community. If you’d like to contribute to this series by highlighting stories that bring our shared values to life, email JenniferC@MennoniteUSA.org.  For the past nine years Rick […]

Love is a Verb: Our story: “When we take risks, we do it together”

Sarasota couple’s decision to follow Christ leads them to a life of service to the church By Jenny Castro In 1970, after a mutual friend introduced Marco and Sandra Güete to each other in Cartagena, Colombia, they knew pretty quickly that they wanted to be married. Sandra, 19 at the time, was living with her […]

#WeAreMenno: The movement of God through simultaneous interpretation

Alma Ovalle Perez is a wife, and a mother of three wonderful teenagers. She is the daughter of Gilberto and Elizabeth Perez.  Alma is a high school Spanish teacher, simultaneous interpreter and writer.  She sits on the board of Mennonite Women USA representing Iglesia Menonita Hispana and is on the executive committee for Southeast Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Women USA. Alma […]

Conferences seek to engage differences with creativity and care

[Español] By Hilary J. Scarsella ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—In a time of heightened polarity around issues such as politics, immigration and human sexuality, area conferences across Mennonite Church USA have been making efforts to address controversy in creative ways that strengthen relationships. At the delegate assembly in Columbus, Ohio, in July 2009, delegates passed […]

Planting a church? Keep your day job

Mauricio Chenlo discusses the benefits of pastors of new church plants maintaining a second job [versión en español] By Wil LaVeist ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Mission Network/Mennonite Church USA)—If you feel called to plant a church in these tough economic times, it’s a good idea to maintain another job. It’s likely that a small church of […]