Do we truly belong? Thoughts on diversity

John Tyson is associate pastor for faith formation at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas. The following post first appeared at Mennonite Church USA’s convention website. Registration for #MennoCon17 opens today! To be honest, I was nervous about convention in 2015. I hadn’t attended an Mennonite Church USA convention since 2005, back when […]

God is love

Abby King is a first-year at Goshen College, studying journalism with a minor in Bible and Religion. She is a part of the Youth Worship Planning Committee for Orlando 2017. She is a member at Ridgeview Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This post originally appeared on the Mennonite Church USA convention blog. When I was […]

To small congregations: you are enough.

Rachel S. Gerber is denominational minister for youth and young adults for Mennonite Church USA. To those who find themselves in small (or smallish) congregations, I have a word for you today. You are enough. I know of the countless hours you have spent praying about growing in size. I know you have given much […]

Reflections on KC2015

Christine van Belle, her husband Jim Anderson and daughters Ruby and Iris, attend Corvallis (Oregon) Mennonite Fellowship.  She is a school psychologist in the Salem Keizer School District.  Christine considers herself to be a Christian who happens to be of the Mennonite flavor; she is grateful for all the variations within the world of Christianity that […]

Gather ‘Round curriculum cosponsors major conference

D.C. event titled ‘Children, Youth, and a New Kind of Christianity’ By Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford ELGIN, Ill., and HARRISONBURG, Va.—The Gather ’Round curriculum project is cosponsoring an innovative conference on “Children, Youth, and a New Kind of Christianity.” The event takes place May 7-10 in Washington, D.C. Gather ’Round: Hearing and Sharing God’s Good News is […]