What We Do

Glimpses of our work

Journey Forward

Journey Forward is a churchwide renewal process of engaging in scripture, storytelling and sharing how God is at work in the lives of people and congregations across MC USA.

Learn more through our Journey Forward page now. Disponible en español aquí.


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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Learn. Pray. Join.

#LearnPrayJoin is a series of initiatives where Mennonite Church USA encourages people and congregations to “Learn, Pray, Join” together for a specific topic.


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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Michael Danner

Associate Executive Director for Church Vitality and Engagement

Sue Park-Hur

Denominational Minister for Leadership Development

Sandra Shenk Lapp

Office Manager for the Leadership Development Office

Shana Peachey Boshart

Denominational Minister for Faith Formation


Transformative Peacemaking

Sue Park-Hur is the Denominational Minister for Leadership Development 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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Faith Formation

Shana Peachey Boshart serves formation leaders in our congregations and conferences by providing resources, events and counsel. She curates AnabaptistFaithFormation.org, a one-stop hub of formation resources for all ages, curated through an Anabaptist lens. In early 2019, she will relaunch The Gathering Place, the online gathering space for MC USA formation leaders to learn, be and connect.

 

 


Women in Leadership

Jenny Castro is coordinator of the Women in Leadership

The WIL works to dismantle patriarchal systems in Mennonite Church USA by empowering women to live out the call of God on their lives, increase their capacities, and contribute their wisdom in congregations, area conferences, agencies and institutions.

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Mennonite Church USA Archives

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.

Jason Kauffman
Director of Archives and Records Management

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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 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 where the newly emerging church in Corinth is encouraged to practice sharing with each other.

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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

Gray Dove

Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response

As Mennonite Church USA, we value and aspire daily to be a vessel for God’s healing in the world. So when allegations of abuse, intimate partner violence and misconduct are raised in our community, it is our responsibility to respond not only with compassion to the individuals involved, but from a space of justice. We take seriously our responsibility to implement proactive policies and cultivate a culture that prevent abuse within our faith communities, as well as respond and hold offenders accountable swiftly and appropriately when abuse occurs.

2016 Investigation by D. Stafford and Associates into the response of Virginia Mennonite Conference and Lindale Mennonite Church to allegations of sexual abuse.Full public report
Mennonite Church USA’s response
As a result of the investigation, MENNONITE CHURCH USA commits to:

  1. Walking alongside and providing support to VMC leadership as they carry out the above recommendations.
  2. Along with VMC leaders, hosting “listening circles” to receive the VMC community’s stories, concerns and recommendations, and to begin the process of healing and discerning the path forward as a community.
  3. Providing a Healthy Boundaries 101-201 national training in May 2017, contracting with FaithTrust Institute. This training will be open to all area conferences and Mennonite agencies, and we encourage all conferences and agencies to send at least one or two representatives to be trained.
  4. Once trainers are equipped, establishing a common agreement among all conferences to provide regular trainings on healthy boundaries to all Mennonite Church USA pastors and credentialed leaders on an every three- to four-year basis.
  5. Establishing a standard practice with all conference ministers that pastors and leaders entering any Mennonite Church USA conference must participate in the healthy boundaries training within 12 months of their employment —either through a sister conference or FaithTrust Institute.
  6. Preparing a document of learnings from this situation to share publicly with the broader church, that will also be used by Mennonite Church USA’s Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention as they work to develop a process for addressing violation of sexual boundaries with non-credentialed leaders in congregations.