What We Do

Glimpses of our work

Collecting, sharing and preserving stories of Mennonite Christian discipleship.

The Mennonite Church USA Archives seeks to inspire people worldwide to follow Christ by engaging them with the historical record of Mennonite Christian discipleship.

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Convention

Convention is a biennial gathering of thousands of Mennonite Church USA members. It is truly a faith formation event where people can come together to worship, to learn, to discern and to fellowship.

Learn more about convention details, the schedule and speakers at the Mennonite Church USA convention website.

We hope to see you there!

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Leadership Development

Mennonite Church USA strives to empower and equip existing leaders as well as foster the growth of new leadership. The Leadership Development team is comprised of denominational ministers who serve and provide resources to conferences, congregations and candidates for pastoral positions.

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Terry Shue

Terry Shue

Director of Leadership Development

Nancy Kauffmann

Nancy Kauffmann

Denominational Minister & Calling System Manager

Rachel S. Gerber

Rachel S. Gerber

Denominational Minister for Youth & Young Adults

Beth Hunsberger

Beth Hunsberger

Office Manager for the Leadership Development Office


The Corinthian Plan

The goal of The Corinthian Plan is to provide health care access for as large a group of pastors and church workers in Mennonite Church USA as possible. The name emerges from verses in II Corinthians 8 and 9 where the newly emerging church in Corinth is encouraged to practice sharing with each other.

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Peacebuilding

Iris de Leon-Hartshorn is the director of Transformative Peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA. In this role she coordinates initiatives and programs related to the churchwide priority of Undoing Racism and Advancing Intercultural Transformation.

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Immigration Justice

These statements and resources will help congregations understand the issue of immigration within the United States and how we can respond as followers of Jesus. Our hope is that we are able to better understand why people come to the United States and the issues they face, and that we can find ways to welcome our brothers and sisters who are here into both our Christian family and into our communities.


Mission and Witness

Holistic witness involves peacemaking and sharing faith. It involves helping birth new faith communities and seeking justice. It involves service and forgiveness. But these concerns are often pitted against each other.

People sometimes try to overcome these divisions by saying: We need to do both – peace and evangelism, word and deed. But I think we need to dig deeper. In the long-standing tension between “social ministries” and “spiritual ministries,” both may have gotten distorted. This three minute video examines these important forms of witness and suggests ways they are integrated as different aspects of God’s shalom project. It also introduces you to the holistic witness team of Mennonite Church USA.

Resources

Andre Gingrich Stoner
Andre Gingerich Stoner         Director of Holistic Witness

Youth Ministry

As the denominational minister of youth and young adults for Mennonite Church USA, I want to welcome you and let you know how glad I am to have you here! On this Mennonite Church USA youth site you will find free downloads to topical discussions and Bible studies, resource links to other books and websites, information on our Mennonite colleges, information on service opportunities to help youth discern next steps after graduation and information on upcoming events. We are also currently working on creating learning circles, mentoring groups and virtual cohort groups for support and formation. More info soon! Whether you are a youth pastor, sponsor, teacher or mentor, navigating youth ministry can often feel overwhelming. It is my hope that this site will offer tools and ideas, resources and meaningful opportunities to connect with others. Enjoy and take a look around! Join our Facebook page to stay connected, ask questions and offer suggestions!

Joy for the journey,

Rachel S. Gerber
Denominational minister of youth and young adults for Mennonite Church USA


Executive Board Policies

The Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA meets three to four times per year. This page will give you an overview of recent board actions, press releases and statements, as well as links to board policies and other important background documents.

Actions & Policies

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