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  • Church to Church Relationships – Mennonite Church USA
    in a new unity of prayer friendship service and witness an extraordinary opportunity has arisen to work together to fulfill Jesus prayer for his followers Interchurch Peace Initiatives Christian Peacemaker Teams Christian Peacemaker Teams CPT arose from a call at Mennonite World Conference in 1984 for Christians to devote the same discipline and self sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war Initiated by Mennonites Brethren and Quakers with broad ecumenical participation CPT s ministry of Biblically based and spiritually centered peacemaking emphasizes creative public witness Tools for local church to church engagement Some of the most important interchurch work happens in local settings and between congregations Here you can learn from the experiences of other pastors and local leaders and find resources for pursuing interchurch relations in local settings Sermons We welcome receiving sermons you have preached or found meaningful on interchurch relations and the call to Broader Church Associations Christian Churches Together After nearly three years of processing throughout the denomination delegates gathered in San Jose in 2007 strongly voted in favor of Mennonite Church USA joining Christian Churches Together as a full participant CCT brings together leaders from the various streams of the Christian church Evangelical historic Protestant Pentecostal Orthodox Historic Black churches Discipleship Communities and Networks In our work we have been encouraged to seek relationship with discipleship oriented communities and groups many of which share a profound kinship with Anabaptists Recent visits and connections have included The Simple Way The Mennonite Worker The Open Door Community Jubilee Partners and the Beloved Community Center We hope to not only offer resources to these communities Bilateral Conversations and Relationships Mennonite Church USA is presently cultivating conversation and relationship with two denominations the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Church of God Cleveland a historic Pentecostal

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  • Lay Leaders – Mennonite Church USA
    Hartshorn En el camino Preparación de seis semanas para el discernimiento spiritual Conversaciones con Ervin Stutzman Quiere saber lo que va a pasar en KC 2015 Delegate Resources Español Relevant News Follow up Report from Ervin Stutzman FAQ KC2015 Delegate Assembly Resolutions We hope that prayer and discernment will be part of your preparation for the Delegate Assembly at KC2015 Leo Hartshorn has created a six week study guide to walk you through a process of spiritual discernment Consider engaging these materials with a 2014 Encuesta a líderes acreditados de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU Un resumen ejecutivo de los resultados de la encuesta 5 páginas El informe final sobre los resultados de la encuesta 23 páginas Un apéndice con tablas que contienen datos 18 páginas Línea de tiempo Artículo La Iglesia Menonita de EE UU publica un informe sobre los resultados de la encuesta a líderes acreditados 2014 Encuesta a líderes acreditados de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU Línea de tiempo 5 de enero del 2015 El informe final de Conrad Kanagy sobre los resultados de la encuesta un apéndice con tablas que contienen datos y un resumen administrativo serán publicados en el sitio web de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU en inglés y en español junto a una breve publicación con noticias 17 de Resources for congregational treasurers We have many tools to help keep congregational treasurer s equipped Check out the following Sample guidelines and policies for church treasurers Sample job descriptions Church treasurer Conference business manager 2015 Survey of Appointed Delegates See Full Survey Text Español Survey Results English Español Summary Report Extended Report Resumen ejecutivo Informe final The Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA has prepared the following survey of delegates as part of their preparation for the Delegate Assembly at convention

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  • Pastors – Mennonite Church USA
    encuesta un apéndice con tablas que contienen datos y un resumen administrativo serán publicados en el sitio web de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU en inglés y en español junto a una breve publicación con noticias 17 de Dove s Nest The Dove s Nest is an organization committed to empowering faith communities to keep children and youth safe from abuse in their churches homes and communities Implications for the family of bivocational pastors It goes without saying that a pastor s family is important and having a good family life contributes to successful sustainable pastorates Yet as Mennonites our history caring for the pastor s family is somewhat spotty at best Pastors mostly men have sacrificed their family life for the ministry of the congregation and now regret it Today s Bivocational Pastors For Pastors Pros and Cons Bivocational ministry is not for every pastor This gathering of positives and negatives from research and Mennonite bivocational pastors may help discern if God is calling you to this unique form of ministry Time Management and Boundaries How to accept being done when there is always more that could be 2015 Survey of Appointed Delegates See Full Survey Text Español Survey Results English Español Summary Report Extended Report Resumen ejecutivo Informe final The Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA has prepared the following survey of delegates as part of their preparation for the Delegate Assembly at convention in Kansas City Mo June 30 July 5 2015 A link to Survey for Credentialed Leaders On Friday August 8 2014 a survey was e mailed to credentialed leaders active active without charge and retired within Mennonite Church USA Below you can read Executive Director Ervin Stutzman s letter of introduction to the survey as well as a list of the survey questions

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  • Statements & Resolutions – Mennonite Church USA
    Español Primera Parte Segunda Parte Understanding Conflict in Israel Palestine FAQ Brief History of Mennonite Involvement MennoPIN Resources Israel Palestine Resolution Resolución Israel Palestina pospuesta en julio 1 del 2015 para la asamblea de delegados en 2017 Recommended Resources for further study New Kairos Study Guide from PC USA adapted for Mennonites coming soon What is Palestine Israel Answers to Common Questions by Sonia K Weaver MennoCon 2015 Kansas City Program Book English Español Week at a Glance Schedule Adult Worship Speakers Youth Worship Speakers Sending Prayers Delegate Assembly Minutes Convention Newsletters July 2015 It s a wrap June 2015 See you in KC March 2015 The workshop and seminar issue November 2014 The all you need to know about registration issue June 2014 The worship planning issue March 2014 The KC2015 theme Phoenix 2013 Minutes and Resolutions 2013 Minutes Minutes from the 2013 Delegate Assembly 2013 Resolutions Immigration Statement Creation Care Protecting and Nurturing our Children and Youth Delegate Feedback Summaries of Delegate Feedback from Phoenix 2013 KC 2015 Delegate Resources Español Relevant News Follow up Report from Ervin Stutzman FAQ KC2015 Delegate Assembly Resolutions We hope that prayer and discernment will be part of your preparation for the Delegate Assembly at KC2015 Leo Hartshorn has created a six week study guide to walk you through a process of spiritual discernment Consider engaging these materials with a Mennonite Resolutions and Confessions Official resolutions position statements and confessions adopted by Mennonite Church USA up until 2010 are all collected and available online at the Global Anabaptist Wiki Included are the documents of the denomination s predecessors Mennonite Church MC and General Conference Mennonite Church GCMC which Mennonite Church USA has accepted as its official statements Anabaptist confessions are also listed Guidelines for Biblical Communal Discernment Discernment is a means by

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  • Stewardship – Mennonite Church USA
    congregations and or Mennonite connected organizations asking us to help promote their fundraising effort If you would like to request our help in getting the word out about your fundraising initiative this form is for you In order Retired Minister Benefit Guidelines Guidelines for congregations in contributing to a pastor s retirement plan limits on contributions to various retirement plans and use of the housing allowance for retired pastors Ministers Retirement Fund Recommendations Retirement Contribution Limits Housing Allowance for Retired Ministers Agency Financial Reports Click the buttons below to download the most recent audited financial reports for each of the listed Mennonite agencies The Mennonite Mennonite Mission Network Mennonite Education Agency Executive Board Everence Giving Guide This Giving Guide is for developing a greater understanding of Mennonite Church USA s church wide ministries and the support that they need because we can do more together than alone Resources for congregational treasurers We have many tools to help keep congregational treasurer s equipped Check out the following Sample guidelines and policies for church treasurers Sample job descriptions Church treasurer Conference business manager Treasurers Handbook and Congregational Budgeting Packet También disponible en español Research Study of Denominational Giving in Mennonite Church USA Published 2005 Mission Banks from Mennonite Mission Network Join more than 10 000 children and their families from Mennonite Church USA congregations who are using mission banks a mission and stewardship teaching tool Mennonite Retirement Trust Mennonite Retirement Trust administered by Everence is the retirement savings plan for pastors and employees of Mennonite Church USA and related church organizations Lake Institute on Faith and Giving Offering a public forum for exploring the connections between individual philanthropy and faith and fostering a greater understanding of the ways in which faith both inspires and informs giving Posts navigation Previous Email Subscription Subscribe

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  • Worship – Mennonite Church USA
    Church USA Resources Home Worship Resource Category Worship Heritage Sunday Worship Resources On the last Sunday of October Mennonite Church USA congregations observe Heritage Sunday Heritage Sunday is a day set aside to mark the people and events that mark the church s historical importance The materials we offer can be used in a worship service to help focus a congregation s attention on the faith of others who came MEDA wants to connect with you and your congregation Let s get acquainted We invite you to get to know MEDA better through our resources online We hope you ll be inspired to share MEDA s mission of creating lasting solutions to poverty Contact meda meda org to request a MEDA speaker for your next gathering Mennonite Mission Network Worship Resources For Sunday morning worship and beyond Mental Illness Worship Resources from EMS How do you help your congregations become places of healing and hope for those with mental illness Explore worship resources from Eastern Mennonite Seminary online Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Categories About Mennonite Church USA Christian Formation Church to Church Relationships Lay Leaders Leadership Development Mission Church Planting Pastors Peacebuilding Statements Resolutions Stewardship Worship Youth Archives February

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  • Youth – Mennonite Church USA
    the years and Good Reads This list of books is excellent reading for anyone connecting with young people There are tons of books out there about youth ministry many can be very helpful This list was compiled by members of Youth Ministry Council an annual gathering of MCUSA Conference Youth Ministers or representatives Agency representatives college professors and denominational staff Youth Bible Study Resources Since the beginning of the Anabaptist reformation Mennonites have sought to be a biblical people in ways that both borrowed from the Protestant reformation and differed from it These youth bible studies and youth group activities follow in this same line of understanding and are written by Anabaptist leaders students professors and pastors Two Sided Shine Living in God s Light This dynamic new Sunday school curriculum is for age 3 to grade 8 Shine begins its cycle in Fall of 2014 Starter packs and product are available for order now For sample sessions and more information visit the Shine Curriculum website Submit Workshop Proposals for Global Youth Summit Mennonite World Conference seeks workshop and seminar proposals for its 2015 Global Youth Summit Proposals should reference the theme Called to share my gifts our gifts Workshop

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  • Women Doing Theology Conference – Mennonite Church USA
    Leesburg Virginia Cost 400 which includes a private room all meals and snacks Registration opens August 1 early registration deadline is August 31 Limited scholarships available Call for papers workshops and other conference info coming soon Power yes you ve got it Let s recognize it honor it share it celebrate it and transform the way we use it Mennonite women and women interested in Anabaptism come Pastors academics activists students and members of the church come Women interested in doing theology reflecting on God in relation to our lives come Come to listen to the stories of your sisters from all across the country and come to share your own Come to build relationships Come to nurture your soul challenge your mind and find rest for your body It s important to recognize that doing theology is something that happens daily as our personal experiences inform our faith and personal views of God Everyone has something to offer and this conference will provide participants with opportunities to be challenged and to grow together We all play a part in our shared theology We all have experience wisdom and insight to offer There is a place at the table for you We ll be focusing our conversations and presentations on the topic of power As Christians and peacemakers it is extremely important that we be aware of the power we possess People don t always recognize the power they hold and sometimes it can feel scary to exercise that power We hope to not only recognize it but also embrace it acknowledging that the Spirit of God can and will work in and through us as we do What We Do Mennonite Church USA Archives Archives Collections Archives Mission and Vision Archives Policies Archives Publications Archives Staff Convention 2017 Delegate

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