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  • Conversation rooms promote dialogue on contentious issues – Mennonite Church USA
    there is no expectation for a decision to be made Bartel and Troyer Miller divided participants into groups and sat in circles facing each other before designating a time keeper for each group They then provided process guidelines only two minutes of sharing can occur while holding the talking pamphlet also known as a speaker s staff or talking stick Speakers were required to summarize the previous viewpoint before passing the pamphlet and each individual was asked to respectfully address others viewpoints when sharing one s own After 40 minutes of discussion the groups reunited and participants discussed the results of the discussion process I felt like a lot of the people in my group felt we weren t as educated as we wanted to be It was a bit of a shock said Mary Emile Wagler a participant from First Mennonite Church of Hutchinson But you could see all of the different eras we grew up in That was my favorite part Loretta Miller listens as group members express views concerning ISIS Photo Credit Meg Short Event coordinator Andre Gingerich Stoner director of Interchurch Relations and Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA said that these types of conversations have the potential to have significant impact on Mennonite Church USA People haven t found ways to have the honest conversations about important topics where there are differences and there are settings between congregations and pastors who worship five to 10 miles apart who have never had real conversations with each other Stoner Gingerich said I suppose it would be ideal if we could work ourselves out of a job If the church has a capacity to have this conversation as a part of its normal life maybe the conversation room wouldn t be needed or important Bartel said The conversation rooms were first held at the 2011 Mennonite Convention in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania inspired by the work of Ron Claassen co Founder and director emeritus of the Fresno Pacific University Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies and Roxanne Claassen co authors of Discipline That Restores Conversation rooms are intended to facilitate conversation on contentious issues without the need for resolution Bartel said The conversation room is located in room 2215C of the convention center will continue to host events on a variety of topics throughout the week Read the full issue of the KC Currents the daily convention newssheet here Share this Facebook Twitter Email Posted in Menno Snapshots Tagged André Gingerich Stoner KC2015 Post navigation Delegates grapple with Israel Palestine resolution Experiences at convention Jonah Yang Official comments policy for users of Mennonite Church USA s websites and other social networking tools We reserve the right to remove any comment that violates this policy The purpose of comments is to engage in constructive dialogue Please provide your own full name Be respectful If you re offering criticism focus on others ideas not their motives person character or faith Consider the log in your own eye before pressing Enter Comments are

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  • Exponential and the ecotone – Mennonite Church USA
    stage In that setting I also found myself nourished and challenged The preaching and the stories were filled with the conviction and the experience that God s love is powerful and active What happened on the cross is regarded as a decisive event that changes lives and changes the world The confession that Jesus is Lord is a radical pledge of allegiance And people are practiced in sharing their experiences of transformation and faith with their neighbors and colleagues I left for home with new imagination for how God wants to use me in my family my congregation and my neighborhood In thinking about my experiences at Exponential an analogy from the natural world came to mind An ecotone is the transition space between two biomes the border for example between a forest and a wetland An unusual number and variety of species are found in these areas of transition New and unexpected adaptations develop here Many of us live pretty safely ensconced in our particular biome whether that s a progressive or traditional space whether we are social justice minded or evangelically oriented Interesting new insights energy and pathways develop however in those places where these worlds rub up against each other I pray for this kind of exchange and cross pollination both in the broader body of Christ and within our own Mennonite fellowship Share this Facebook Twitter Email Posted in Church to Church Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged André Gingerich Stoner Evangelical Exponential social justice Post navigation WeAreMenno Rey de Gloria congregation tends needs of neighbors without documents WeAreMenno I was in prison and you came to visit me Official comments policy for users of Mennonite Church USA s websites and other social networking tools We reserve the right to remove any comment that violates this policy The

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  • Evangelical – Mennonite Church USA
    Give Calendar Directory Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Archive Home Evangelical Tag Evangelical Exponential and the ecotone Posted on June 3 2015 Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA Several weeks ago I attended the annual Exponential church planters convention Those days brought together the holistic witness and interchurch parts of my work The conference attracted several thousand people for several days of preaching inspirational stories and practical workshops I found myself Posted in Church to Church Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged André Gingerich Stoner Evangelical Exponential social justice 2 Comments Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent Snapshots Love is a Verb Resources for pastors conferences and congregations Hope for the Future Questions and concerns determination and confidence Discovering the root of my fear Hope for the Future What does inaction reveal about us Hope for the Future Angst and expectation together Orlando then and now Commemorating the Reformation Positive steps for creating a culture of giving in your church Stop Look And Listen Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015

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  • social justice – Mennonite Church USA
    Calendar Directory Publications Resources Who We Are What We Do What We Believe Find a Church Contact MENU Archive Home social justice Tag social justice Exponential and the ecotone Posted on June 3 2015 Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA Several weeks ago I attended the annual Exponential church planters convention Those days brought together the holistic witness and interchurch parts of my work The conference attracted several thousand people for several days of preaching inspirational stories and practical workshops I found myself Posted in Church to Church Relations Menno Snapshots Tagged André Gingerich Stoner Evangelical Exponential social justice 2 Comments Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent Snapshots Love is a Verb Resources for pastors conferences and congregations Hope for the Future Questions and concerns determination and confidence Discovering the root of my fear Hope for the Future What does inaction reveal about us Hope for the Future Angst and expectation together Orlando then and now Commemorating the Reformation Positive steps for creating a culture of giving in your church Stop Look And Listen Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May

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  • Mennonites and Catholics to join in marking Michael Sattler’s martyrdom – Mennonite Church USA
    has only been in recent years that Catholics have been able to recognize the justice of Sattler s break with the medieval Catholic establishment and to consider him an early witness to nonviolence religious liberty and social justice values now widely recognized as part of the Catholic tradition The conference will open Sunday afternoon May 26 with a keynote address by Arnold Snyder professor of history at Conrad Grebel College in Waterloo Ont and a Mennonite historian of 16th century Anabaptism He is the author of the most recent biography of Michael Sattler and will trace the changing views of Sattler that have appeared over the nearly five centuries since his death Professor Carol Neel a historian of pre Reformation evangelical reform movements will discuss the medieval background from which the Sattlers emerged Emphasizing the necessity of reading history forward she will present the perspective of those who lived at the time rather than projecting current beliefs onto past events Neel is chair of the history department at Colorado College Colorado Springs Colo and author of several articles and books dealing with the medieval reform movements Her presentation will be followed by a report of recent historical research on the 1525 Peasants Revolt a formative event that took place during the Sattlers final years The presenter will be Ivan Kauffman author of a recent account of evangelical movements throughout church history entitled Follow Me A History of Christian Intentionality On Monday afternoon a panel of Mennonite Catholic and Protestant church leaders and scholars will discuss the relevance of the Sattler s witness for the future The moderator will be Gerald Schlabach professor of theology at the University of St Thomas in St Paul Minn and one of the founders of the Bridgefolk conferences which each year bring Mennonites and Catholics together for informal dialogue Abbot John Klassen the leader of Saint John s Abbey will present a Catholic response He has been a long time supporter of Mennonite Catholic dialogue and has served as Catholic co chair of Bridgefolk since its inception along with Rev Marlene Kropf the Mennonite co chair Two leading Mennonite pastors will present Mennonite responses Dr Phil Waite is lead pastor of College Mennonite Church in Goshen Ind and Rev Weldon Nisly is pastor of Seattle Mennonite Church Others will join them in discussing the relevance of the Sattlers witness from an ecumenical perspective The conference will conclude with a commemorative meal Abbot Klassen will preside using a liturgy developed at the Bridgefolk conferences The initial Mennonite connection with Saint John s Abbey was made in 2001 by Rev Nisly who came to the Collegeville Institute at Saint John s for a pastoral sabbatical studying ways Sattler s Benedictine formation influenced him and the Anabaptist movement While it is difficult to document explicit ways Sattler and the early Anabaptist movement drew on monasticism says Nisly there are implicit indications That a Michael Sattler House connected to Saint John s Abbey now exists and that Mennonites and

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  • Abbot John Klassen – Mennonite Church USA
    Catholics to join in marking Michael Sattler s martyrdom Posted on March 19 2013 Bridgefolk Mennonite Church USA On May 26 27 a group of Mennonite and Catholic scholars and church leaders will gather at the Benedictine monastery in Collegeville Minn to jointly mark the anniversary of Michael and Margaretha Sattler s martyrdom in 1527 The event is jointly sponsored by Mennonite Church USA and by Saint John s Abbey and marks Posted in News Tagged Abbot John Klassen Arnold Snyder Bridgefolk Carol Neel Catholic Gerald Schlabach Ivan J Kauffman Margaretha Sattler martyrdom Mennonite Church USA Michael Sattler Michael Sattler House Phil Waite Saint John s Abbey Weldon Nisly Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to offer specific plan for Racial Ethnic change Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Equipping the Saints Hope for the Future V to address HR practices procedures In support of our Muslim neighbors WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church The Syrian refugee crisis

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  • Arnold Snyder – Mennonite Church USA
    to join in marking Michael Sattler s martyrdom Posted on March 19 2013 Bridgefolk Mennonite Church USA On May 26 27 a group of Mennonite and Catholic scholars and church leaders will gather at the Benedictine monastery in Collegeville Minn to jointly mark the anniversary of Michael and Margaretha Sattler s martyrdom in 1527 The event is jointly sponsored by Mennonite Church USA and by Saint John s Abbey and marks Posted in News Tagged Abbot John Klassen Arnold Snyder Bridgefolk Carol Neel Catholic Gerald Schlabach Ivan J Kauffman Margaretha Sattler martyrdom Mennonite Church USA Michael Sattler Michael Sattler House Phil Waite Saint John s Abbey Weldon Nisly Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to offer specific plan for Racial Ethnic change Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Equipping the Saints Hope for the Future V to address HR practices procedures In support of our Muslim neighbors WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church The Syrian refugee crisis What

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  • Bridgefolk – Mennonite Church USA
    join in marking Michael Sattler s martyrdom Posted on March 19 2013 Bridgefolk Mennonite Church USA On May 26 27 a group of Mennonite and Catholic scholars and church leaders will gather at the Benedictine monastery in Collegeville Minn to jointly mark the anniversary of Michael and Margaretha Sattler s martyrdom in 1527 The event is jointly sponsored by Mennonite Church USA and by Saint John s Abbey and marks Posted in News Tagged Abbot John Klassen Arnold Snyder Bridgefolk Carol Neel Catholic Gerald Schlabach Ivan J Kauffman Margaretha Sattler martyrdom Mennonite Church USA Michael Sattler Michael Sattler House Phil Waite Saint John s Abbey Weldon Nisly Email Subscription Subscribe by Email Recent News Executive Board holds second meeting of biennium Youth Ministry Council The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens Executive director reappointed for third three year term Sent 2016 A gathering of Mennonites planting Jesus centered communities Hope gathering to offer specific plan for Racial Ethnic change Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members Equipping the Saints Hope for the Future V to address HR practices procedures In support of our Muslim neighbors WeAreMenno Latino a Mennonites transforming the church The Syrian refugee crisis What can

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