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  • Holistic Christian Witness – Mennonite Church USA
    We Do Holistic Christian Witness Holistic Christian Witness What s that André Gingerich Stoner is often asked as director of holistic witness for Mennonite Church USA 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 What We Do Mennonite Church USA Archives Archives Collections Archives Mission and Vision Archives Policies Archives Publications Archives Staff Convention 2017 Delegate Resources Leadership Development Congregation Pastor Packets Spiritual Director List Leadership Coaches List Values Based Leadership Program The Corinthian Plan Peacebuilding Israel Palestine Initiatives Peace and Justice Support Network Undoing Racism Communities of Hope Hope for the Future Intercultural Development Inventory

    Original URL path: http://mennoniteusa.org/what-we-do/holistic-christian-witness/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Church Planting – Mennonite Church USA
    individuals and area conferences asking for advice on how to start a church plant There are no cookie cutter answers But any church plant no mater how simple or sophisticated the vision will benefit from a formal written proposal In the proposal the leader group spells out clear goals and action plans The proposal helps the potential planter communicate vision and get the attention of potential sponsors The following link offers various forms of proposals depending on models contexts and types of leadership www newchurches com proposals Mauricio has also created forms to help you create your proposal The first is a series of questions in English and Spanish to help you shape your proposal The second is a form that helps you spell out your new church plan If you are considering planting a church with Virginia Mennonite Conference or Virginia Mennonite Missions you are invited to fill out this funding request form For other funding opportunities contact Mauricio Coaching Coaches help people develop their God given potential so they can grow personally and make a valuable contribution to the Kingdom of God coaching is the hands on process of helping people succeed Steve Ogne Coaching is a relational and intentional process that empowers leaders to discover where God is working in their lives and ministries through discerning opportunities and developing action steps to see God s agenda become reality For more on coaching check out these links http www christiancoachinginstitute com www Coachfederation com www Coaching com Coachingnetwork org uk www Coachnet org www Coaching com www Coachu com http www garyrcollins com www Griffithcoaching com http www lifecoachtraining com Check out this Spanish language coaching powerpoint created by Mauricio New Church Plants within Mennonite Church USA In 2009 Mauricio conducted a survey called The Barnabas Report which offers information from area conferences involved in planting churches The landscape of church planting changes constantly so to access the latest data on new projects contact your area conference or check out this list of New Church Plants in Mennonite Church USA in the past five years partial listing Guidelines for Area Conferences working with church planters Some area conferences have created their own guidelines for initiating launching new groups Other conferences resist the idea of having guidelines because they think regulation might inhibit the organic Spirit led nature of church planting Mennonite Church USA doesn t have a template or protocol that regulates church planting activities Mauricio offers three examples here the first from Virginia Mennonite Conference and the second and third from Mauricio Guidelines from Virginia Mennonite Conference Church Planting Guide for Fresh Initiatives Church Planting Best Practices Multicultural Churches We offer this simple tool that is useful in assessing if your church or group is ready for multiculturalism If you are interested in researching more on this theme Mauricio recommends the following website http djchuang com multi Strategic Planning Some think that the very notion of strategic planning goes against the spontaneity of a Spirit Led initiative

    Original URL path: http://mennoniteusa.org/what-we-do/holistic-christian-witness/church-planting/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Confession of Faith In a Mennonite Perspective – Mennonite Church USA
    our commitment to following the way of Jesus Christ Following Jesus in daily life is a central value We believe that it is possible to follow Jesus as Lord above nationalism racism or materialism We believe that it is possible to follow Jesus as a peacemaker We believe that we can practice the way of Jesus reconciling love in human conflicts and warfare without having to strike out in fear to defend ourselves We believe that we can live life simply and in service to others as a witness to God s love for the world Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective Summary Pamphlet Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective Indonesian translation Check out the navigation on the right hand side of the page to learn more about our current confession of faith You can also read past confessions and resolutions passed by Mennonite Church USA and previous Mennonite denominations Purchase a copy online Article 1 God Article 2 Jesus Christ Article 3 Holy Spirit Article 4 Scripture Article 5 Creation and Divine Providence Article 6 Creation and Calling of Human Beings Article 7 Sin Article 8 Salvation Article 9 The Church of Jesus Article 10 The Church

    Original URL path: http://mennoniteusa.org/confession-of-faith/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Find a Church – Mennonite Church USA
    Witness Church Planting Youth What We Believe Purposeful Plan Confession of Faith In a Mennonite Perspective Find a Church Contact Skip to content MENU Español Give Calendar Directory Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Find a Church Home Find a Church Reset No results match your search Mennonite Education Agency Mennonite Mission Network Mennonite Health Services MennoMedia Everence 3145 Benham

    Original URL path: http://mennoniteusa.org/find-a-church/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Contact – Mennonite Church USA
    USA 3145 Benham Ave Suite 1 Elkhart IN 46517 Phone 866 866 2872 Newton Office Mennonite Church USA 718 N Main St Newton KS 67114 Phone 866 866 2872 Virginia Office Mennonite Church USA 1251 Virginia Ave Harrisonburg VA 22802 Phone 866 866 2872 Directory This is the online directory of congregations area conferences agencies etc If you are looking for a directory of staff at Mennonite Church USA offices

    Original URL path: http://mennoniteusa.org/contact/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Español – Mennonite Church USA
    español Si a usted le falta algún recurso en español por favor escriba a Annette Brill Bergstresser coordinadora de traducción Noticias de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU en español Noticias de las reuniones de la Junta Ejecutiva y del Concilio de Líderes Constituyentes Visión Sanidad y Esperanza Dios nos llama a ser seguidores de Jesucristo y por el poder del Espíritu Santo a crecer como comunidades de gracia gozo y paz para que la sanidad y la esperanza de Dios fluyan a través de nosotros al mundo Recursos Acuerdos y Desacuerdos en Amor Convicciones Teológicas y Misiológicas compartidas en relación al inicio de iglesias de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU Credencialización Ministerial Declaración sobre inmigración Revisión del 2014 de la declaración del 2003 15 de febrero del 2014 Empezar de nuevo Cursillos de discipulado cristiano Hospitalidad radical responder al tema de la inmigración Manual de Tesorero y Paquete de Presupuesto Congregacional para al año calendario 2015 Visión general de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU Pautas para el discernimiento bíblico comunitario Plan con Propósito de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU Documento completo PDF 25 de febrero del 2014 Resumen del Plan con Propósito El Plan de Corinto Está funcionando folleto Proyecto de Mujeres en Liderazgo folleto Meno Acontecer es una publicación electrónica mensual gratuita de Educación Pastoral y de Liderazgo Hispano HPLE The Mennonite e Iglesia Menonita Hispana para mantener informada a toda la Iglesia Organización de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU Monólogos Menonitas folleto Ser una Iglesia Fiel Probando los Espíritus en Medio de un Fermento Hermenéutico por Roberto J Suderman secretario general Iglesia Menonita de Canadá marzo del 2009 KC2015 Convención y Asamblea de Delegados 2014 Encuesta a líderes acreditados de la Iglesia Menonita de EE UU Phoenix 2013 Convención y Asamblea de Delegados

    Original URL path: http://mennoniteusa.org/espanol/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Give – Mennonite Church USA
    site to make a tax deductible donation to Mennonite Church USA Every dollar that you give helps to support the work of the denomination which in turn supports area conferences congregations and members You can give to the Purposeful Plan fund to support our work where most needed or support specific ministries of Mennonite Church USA The purpose that guides our work Joining in God s activity in the world we develop and nurture missional congregations of many cultures Your gift to the Purposeful Plan supports work and projects where most needed across the denomination Give on a monthly basis by setting up an Electronic Funds Transfer With this hassle free way of giving you don t have to take time out of your day to remember to give regularly to support the ministries of Mennonite Church USA Give to specific projects I have received the gifts you sent They are fragrant offering and acceptable sacrifice pleasing to God And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus Philippians 4 18b 19 I identify with the foregoing words of the Apostle Paul to the caring church at Philippi Gifts given to

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  • Calendar – Mennonite Church USA
    Holistic Christian Witness Church Planting Youth What We Believe Purposeful Plan Confession of Faith In a Mennonite Perspective Find a Church Contact Skip to content MENU Español Give Calendar Directory Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Events across Mennonite Church USA Home Calendar Calendar Mennonite Education Agency Mennonite Mission Network Mennonite Health Services MennoMedia Everence 3145 Benham Ave Suite 1

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