Why I’m Going to Youth Ministry Council

This post comes from Clayton Gladish, associate pastor at Hesston (Kan.) Mennonite Church. Ministry is about relationships. We say this all the time. As a pastor who works primarily with youth, building relationships is number one on my job description! But if that relational ministry only involves connecting with the young people in my care, […]

New denominational youth and young adult minister announced

By Joanna Shenk ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—The Leadership Development team of Mennonite Church USA welcomes Rachel S. Gerber as the new half-time denominational minister for youth and young adults. She will begin this assignment Jan. 6, 2014, and work from her home in Bloomington, Ind. In her new role, Gerber will provide resources for […]

Mennonite Church USA redesigns youth leader webpage

New features include Bible studies and book recommendations By Hilary J. Scarsella ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)— A collection of 117 Bible studies written by college students for use by high school youth groups is one of several new features of Mennonite Church USA’s revamped youth leaders webpage. Between 2004 and 2009, Michele Hershberger, a […]

Kansas congregation responds to hunger for conversations about God, authentic relationships

Youth expand the congregation’s outreach by inviting their friends to dinner before Wednesday evening services. By Cindy Snider HARPER, Kan. (Mennonite Church USA)—On the edge of rural Harper, Kan., less than a mile from the middle of town, 50 to 60 youth meet each week in what has become a thriving center of community outreach. […]