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    Article 16 Article 17 Article 18 Confession of Faith Condensed Version Confession of Faith Spanish Version Artículo 1 Artículo 2 Artículo 3 Artículo 4 Artículo 5 Artículo 6 Artículo 7 Artículo 8 Artículo 9 Artículo 10 Artículo 11 Artículo 12 Artículo 13 Artículo 14 Artículo 15 Artículo 16 Artículo 17 Artículo 18 Anabaptism The 12 Principles of Anabaptism Christian Leader Mission USA MUSA National Youth Board of Faith Life Events 2016 National Gathering Event Archives Contact Us News Find a Church Home In This Section News News Archive Ed Boschman to serve as head coach Friday May 23 2014 Ed Boschman current USMB executive director has agreed to serve as the head coach of USMB s LEAD Coaching beginning August 1 Ed will be retiring from his position as executive director at the end of July 2014 In this limited part time position Ed will provide overall leadership for the LEAD Coaching initiative and will oversee the continued development of LEAD Coaching s trained life on life coaches while also overseeing the development of additional trained coaches His supervision will ensure quality and consistency of coaching provision of training venues establishment of coaching guidelines and support for individual coach concerns As head coach he will also champion LEAD Coaching among our USMB constituency Need a good coach Get connected with LEAD Coaching Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Ed Boschman to serve as head coach Friday May 23 2014 Ed Boschman current USMB executive director has agreed to serve as the head coach of USMB s LEAD Coaching beginning August 1 Ed will be retiring from his position as executive director at the end of July 2014 In this limited part time position Ed will provide overall leadership for the LEAD Coaching initiative and will oversee

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    Article 15 Article 16 Article 17 Article 18 Confession of Faith Condensed Version Confession of Faith Spanish Version Artículo 1 Artículo 2 Artículo 3 Artículo 4 Artículo 5 Artículo 6 Artículo 7 Artículo 8 Artículo 9 Artículo 10 Artículo 11 Artículo 12 Artículo 13 Artículo 14 Artículo 15 Artículo 16 Artículo 17 Artículo 18 Anabaptism The 12 Principles of Anabaptism Christian Leader Mission USA MUSA National Youth Board of Faith Life Events 2016 National Gathering Event Archives Contact Us News Find a Church Home In This Section News News Archive Disciples Church looks to relocate Friday May 23 2014 Our MB church plant in Spokane Wash under the leadership of planter couple Aleks and Vera Borisov realizes that they need to relocate They are currently worshiping on Sunday afternoons at a Baptist church in the southern part of Spokane and it s a long distance from the city center In order to grow they need to be more visible The core team of 11 very dedicated believers has determined to fast and pray over the next month to discern God s plan for a new place They have a collective heart felt passion for reaching out to the 600 immigrants that come to Spokane each year Please pray for Disciples Church as they make important decisions in the next couple of months Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Disciples Church looks to relocate Friday May 23 2014 Our MB church plant in Spokane Wash under the leadership of planter couple Aleks and Vera Borisov realizes that they need to relocate They are currently worshiping on Sunday afternoons at a Baptist church in the southern part of Spokane and it s a long distance from the city center In order to grow they need to be more

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    Version Confession of Faith Spanish Version Artículo 1 Artículo 2 Artículo 3 Artículo 4 Artículo 5 Artículo 6 Artículo 7 Artículo 8 Artículo 9 Artículo 10 Artículo 11 Artículo 12 Artículo 13 Artículo 14 Artículo 15 Artículo 16 Artículo 17 Artículo 18 Anabaptism The 12 Principles of Anabaptism Christian Leader Mission USA MUSA National Youth Board of Faith Life Events 2016 National Gathering Event Archives Contact Us News Find a Church Home In This Section News News Archive Church planters to be featured at convention Friday May 23 2014 I sincerely hope you and your team are planning on attending C one ction 2014 sure to be one of the best USMB Pastors Conferences and National Conventions we have ever had I hope you can join me July 24 26 in Santa Clara Calif Not only will we hear great presentations from church plant authority Ed Stetzer of Lifeway Research but we will also get to hear directly from our church planters We have spent some dollars to get our church planters there so you can hear them share about their projects praises challenges and prayer requests One of the highlights of the convention has always been to hear them tell their stories of how God is changing lives and building His church See you in July Don Morris Mission USA director Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Church planters to be featured at convention Friday May 23 2014 I sincerely hope you and your team are planning on attending C one ction 2014 sure to be one of the best USMB Pastors Conferences and National Conventions we have ever had I hope you can join me July 24 26 in Santa Clara Calif Not only will we hear great presentations from church plant authority Ed

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    bachelor s master s and seminary graduates on their achievement White said it is not a deficit of knowledge that has kept people from solving the conundrum of homelessness the complex reality of gang violence or the inequities of a system that requires the poorest laborers to live in the shadows Intelligence alone has never been enough to bring change Only love can do that White said Jesus didn t say blessed are the smart for they will save the world No He said blessed are those who do what it takes to make peace shalom for they shall be called the children of God Their FPU education has given these graduates the personal and professional tools to make a difference What should they do Swing White said As a teacher business person pastor health care worker counselor social worker and more We can t wait to see you swing for the peace of your city he said Some were honored for hits already scored Anthony Fredette philology graduate received the Harold Haak Award and Kaitlyn Goslinga social work graduate won the Academic Award Kenneth Martens Friesen associate professor of political science history was given the Nickel Excellence in Teaching Award and My Sister s Closet Ministry received the Seminary Service Award My Sister s Closet part of United Faith Christian Fellowship is a Fresno agency that helps women through career development and professional attire And if the graduates sometimes strike out during their lifetime at bat Here s the thing It s not how well you bat that matters What s more important is now much you love White said Photos provided by Fresno Pacific University 1 The 2014 Fresno Pacific University commencement ceremonies were held at Chukchansi Park a baseball park located in downtown Fresno to accommodate a larger crowd and at night to avoid the heat 2 A total of 340 graduates received their degrees from Fresno Pacific University Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments FPU hits commencement out of the park Tuesday May 20 2014 About 340 students receive their degrees May 10 by Wayne Steffen Fresno Pacific University the Mennonite Brethren university in Fresno Calif held graduation ceremonies May 10 off campus to accommodate the university s growing enrollment and requests by graduates to include more family and friends in their special day The ceremony was moved to downtown Fresno s Chukchansi Park home of the AAA Grizzlies baseball team To avoid the heat of California s Central Valley graduates and faculty took the field at 7 00 p m A brisk wind did play with the banners and video screens hanging above the stage set up along the first base line and caused some participants to clasp their mortarboards more tightly to their heads Nothing however dampened the festive atmosphere in the stands where visitors enjoyed soda hot dogs and hamburgers as they cheered on their loved ones Speaker Randy White D Min caught the spirit of both the occasion

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    to biblical teaching on Sundays the church offers Bible studies at various times during the week Vorhies says those who come to Greenhaven find comfort and challenge in Scripture It seems to be working the church is experiencing growth and attendance now hovers around 100 But Vorhies takes no credit The growth is the Lord s The congregation like their community is comprised of mostly older upper middle income folks Not surprisingly much of their community connections focus on reaching out to an older demographic caroling or visiting in the area s retirement centers for example Balzer says Greenhaven is known in the community for helping and meeting needs She names caregiving and meeting needs as particular strengths of the church with a high percentage of people who are willing to serve whether by bringing a meal offering transportation or just being there Those opportunities to help and to care are yet another sign of God s faithfulness she says We re to be a lighthouse and we felt like we had that opportunity here in Greenhaven Looking forward Because the congregation wants to be one that reaches from generation to generation they have stepped up their efforts to connect with young families As Vorhies looks toward his own retirement he would like to find a younger associate pastor who feels called to connect with both the older members of the congregation as well as younger people in the community As he looks ahead to the next 50 years for Greenhaven Vorhies doesn t see a dramatic change in direction but rather a growing ministry based on the things that already make it strong God has been very faithful to this church he says He has a purpose for this church and I think that s because we ve been very true to his Word and we ve been very loving to the community And we want to make sure that continues Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Greenhaven celebrates 50th anniversary Tuesday May 20 2014 Sacramento congregation thankful for God s faithfulness as evident in people By Myra Holmes Greenhaven Neighborhood Church a USMB congregation in Sacramento Calif will celebrate 50 years of God s faithfulness June 1 The jubilee service will be a simple celebration according to Pastor Paige Vorhies Former attendees and pastors have been invited to come and to share their memories of God s goodness throughout the church s history Gary Wall Pacific District Conference PDC minister will be among the guests The service will be held outside on the church s property a favorite setting for worship followed by a lunch Vorhies expects it will be a time to celebrate and a time for friends to re connect But more importantly it will be a time to focus on God We re going to honor the Lord on that Sunday he says Looking back The church s history as is the case for many long standing churches has been somewhat

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    actions and not just through words You will declare your faith through helping those who suffer and you will define your character through the relationships with your family and your colleagues Today you may be worried about your career you re not alone Your occupation is one third of the big picture said Goentzel Success in life is more dependent on how you follow the example of the Good Samaritan in helping your neighbor and how you cultivate daily relationships at work and at home And trust me if you get those two thirds right then with the inspiration of those neighbors and the support of your family the final third of your professional success will work out President Jules Glanzer presented Hannah Vogt and Terach Antoine with the Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award for 1 000 each Frank Johnson vice president for academics at Tabor College said this day is the culmination of hours days months and years of hard work inside and outside the classroom Commencement is unquestionably the highlight of the academic calendar Johnson said We are so proud of each student who has reached this milestone I look forward to hearing the many stories of how these graduates will enrich the communities where they are soon to reside work and worship Photos provided by Tabor College 1 The 2014 Tabor College commencement was held at the football stadium and began with a concert by the Symphonic Band 2 Jarrod Goentzel 2014 commencement speaker is the founder and director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Humanitarian Response Lab and is a research lead for the MIT Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation sponsored by United States Agency for International Development USAID 3 President Jules Glanzer presented Hannah Vogt a biology graduate from Newton Kan and Terach Antoine a Christian ministry youth ministry graduate from Fort Pierce Fla with the Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award during the Saturday morning commencement ceremonies Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments Tabor College celebrates 104th commencement Tuesday May 20 2014 A total of 137 graduates receive degrees from Tabor College Tabor College press release An estimated 2 800 family friends and alumni attended Tabor College s 104th commencement ceremony Saturday morning May 17 at Joel H Wiens Stadium on the college campus Tabor College is the Mennonite Brethren institution in Hillsboro Kan There were 137 graduates from the Hillsboro campus the largest graduating class in history Tabor College Wichita had 37 undergraduates and four graduates masters degrees for a total of 41 Graduates represented six countries and 15 states across the United States including Kansas Jarrod Goentzel an alumnus from Tabor College and director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Humanitarian Response Lab gave the commencement address Goentzel entitled his speech What will be your profession and admitted to the audience that he asked that same question at his own graduation from Tabor College in 1990 He went on to highlight three things to keep in mind when answering

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    in Awerial Renk and Bor urgently needed food clean water medicine and seeds before planting season ended in April A great deal of international attention has been given to political posturing and spectacular acts of violence the Litwillers write But many more will lose their lives in the slowly unfolding humanitarian catastrophe of famine floods and cholera that the rains will bring with the end of the planting season this month MCC encourages prayer for the people of South Sudan MCC is also asking for financial donations as well as blankets and relief and hygiene kits These practical items are in high demand as MCC continues to respond to needs in South Sudan and other areas such as Syria Ukraine Bosnia and Serbia As of mid April MCC had provided almost 200 000 in emergency assistance for South Sudan and neighboring countries Through partner organizations MCC is currently Providing one meal a day for 3 000 displaced children living near the Awerial Dicoese in Lake State Financially supporting leaders from the South Sudan Council of Churches as they attend peace talks Providing emergency food for 4 000 displaced and vulnerable people in Renk Supporting training sessions on trauma healing for 80 women and youth from local South Sudanese churches Supplying hygiene items and blankets to refugees arriving at Gambella refugee camp in Ethiopia and food assistance for refugees in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya Donations can be made online at donate mcc orgor by calling 1 877 517 5673 Designate your gift for South Sudan Emergency Assistance Mennonite Central Committee is an inter Mennonite agency that works for relief development and peace in the name of Christ Laurie Oswald Robinson is a freelance writer from Newton Kansas Photo by Nina Linton for MCC As people in South Sudan face starvation MCC is providing food including beans to children and other vulnerable people who had to flee their homes to avoid widespread violence Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments MCC seeking emergency help for South Sudan Tuesday May 20 2014 One third of the South Sudan population facing starvation By Laurie Oswald Robinson Mennonite Central Committee MCC is requesting donations to support the people of South Sudan who are suffering trauma and extreme hunger as they flee an armed conflict in their new nation More than 800 000 people are displaced within the country just formed in 2011 and more than 250 000 are refugees in neighboring countries according to the United Nations The conflict which began in December 2013 because of a split within the ruling political party escalated into widespread violence Nearly a third of the population is facing starvation in South Sudan according to Ken and Laura Litwiller MCC s area directors in East Africa who are from Lewistown Pa Those who have been displaced by fighting people now living in Awerial Renk and Bor urgently needed food clean water medicine and seeds before planting season ended in April A great deal of international

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    Article 12 Article 13 Article 14 Article 15 Article 16 Article 17 Article 18 Confession of Faith Condensed Version Confession of Faith Spanish Version Artículo 1 Artículo 2 Artículo 3 Artículo 4 Artículo 5 Artículo 6 Artículo 7 Artículo 8 Artículo 9 Artículo 10 Artículo 11 Artículo 12 Artículo 13 Artículo 14 Artículo 15 Artículo 16 Artículo 17 Artículo 18 Anabaptism The 12 Principles of Anabaptism Christian Leader Mission USA

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