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    comments is to engage in constructive dialogue This website automatically limits comments to 500 words Comments are screened prior to publication The editors may remove a comment if the tone and or content of the posting are considered inappropriate Comments will also be deleted if they do not pertain to the topic of the article column or essay Comments should focus on others ideas not motives character or faith Commenters are strongly encouraged to provide their full name and to not pretend to be someone else Comments will not be published in the Christian Leader If you would like your comment to appear as a letter to the editor in our print publication please contact the editor directly Copyright The articles printed in the Christian Leader and posted at www usmb org are owned by CL or by the author and may not be reprinted without permission Unless noted Scripture quotations are from the New International Version Distribution The Christian Leader is a 36 page magazine published six times a year and is offered to every household of the U S Conference of MB Churches current distribution is 9 800 as a benefit of denominational affiliation If you have any questions about the Christian Leader or for more information please contact us at editor usmb org or call 620 947 5543 The Christian Leader is a member of the Evangelical Press Association About CL The Christian Leader published bimonthly by the U S Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches USMB connects the USMB family celebrates our Lord Jesus Christ and cultivates discipleship as understood in the evangelical Anabaptist tradition We hope you ll find our articles from news to features to columns informative inspiring and challenging The aim of CL Online is to serve the U S Mennonite Brethren family We

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    was fast switching from German to English It became the official publication of the church in 1951 and served both U S and Canadian Mennonite Brethren until 1955 when the Canadian Conference developed its own publication Since 1955 the Christian Leader has focused its content on the issues and activities of U S Mennonite Brethren The magazine is published by the U S Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches USMB and regularly includes inserted publications from USMB partner agencies specifically MB Mission Over the years the magazine s frequency has transitioned from biweekly to monthly to bimonthly CL is offered to every USMB household as a benefit of denominational affiliation The magazine began publishing CL Online in 2008 and C Link a biweekly electronic news digest was added in 2012 CL has a history of giving young men and women the opportunity to serve the denomination and of promoting staff members Five editors have served the CL over the past 50 years Orlando Harms was editor from 1953 to the mid 1970s Harms recruited his successor Wally Kroeker 1975 to 1985 a young journalist Don Ratzlaff Kroeker s assistant editor was named editor in 1985 and served until 1998 When Carmen Andres 1998 2003 was appointed editor in 1998 the CL crossed the gender barrier Current editor Connie Faber who worked with both Ratzlaff and Andres assumed the editor s duties in 2004 CL History This is a test to see if this element is working This should show up in a larger color font above the Full Text verbiage A decade after Mennonite Brethren left Russia and arrived in the U S leaders wanted a periodical to communicate with their scattered churches In 1884 they began publishing Zionsbote Messenger of Zion This German language publication was the official periodical of

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    CL after working for more than 13 years in a variety of capacities at Tabor College the Mennonite Brethren college located in Hillsboro She is a 1980 Tabor College graduate Connie and her husband David have three children They are active members of Ebenfeld MB Church of rural Hillsboro Contact Connie at editor usmb org with general questions feature article an column essay queries and concerning your advertising needs Myra Holmes Myra Holmes serves as the Christian Leader assistant editor from her home in Denver She began working for the Leader in 2003 and assumed the assistant editor s responsibilities in 2005 Myra is an experienced writer having published feature news poetry fiction devotionals and commentary pieces as a freelance writer in Focus on the Family The Christian Reader Standard With Rejoice and KNOW Denver Myra is a 1988 graduate of Tabor College Hillsboro Kan where an internship at the Christian Leader helped develop her love of writing and editing Tabor College is also where she met her husband Ed They have twin daughters Their family is active at Trailhead Church a Mennonite Brethren church plant in Centennial Colo Contact Myra at myra usmb org about church news items obituries and news story ideas Shelley Plett Shelley Plett began working as the magazine s designer in December 2008 She is a designer with Print Source Direct a publishing company in Hillsboro Kan Staff Connie Faber Editor Connie Faber who works from the Christian Leader office in Hillsboro Kan joined the magazine staff in 1994 and assumed the duties of editor in 2004 Faber is the co author of Family Matters Discovering the Mennonite Brethren She has won awards from the Evangelical Press Association for her writing and editing Connie came to the CL after working for more than 13 years

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    Program Director of the School Counseling Program provides administrative leadership of the program Complete job description and requirements at www fresno edu careers The School of Education has open faculty positions Complete job descriptions and requirements at www fresno edu careers Faculty in Teacher Education Teaching English Learners and Multicultural Education Emphasis Faculty in Teacher Education Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis Co Director of the Office of Clinical Experience and Director of field Experience Placements The School of Humanities Religion and Social Sciences has an opening Faculty in Bible Full job descriptions and application may be viewed online at the Fresno Pacific University website http www fresno edu careers EMPLOYMENT AGENCY Chief Executive Officer Choice Books LLC is a faith based organization that distributes over 5 million inspirational books annually to retailers in the secular marketplace The current CEO is retiring in 2016 after 22 years of service The successful candidate will have a passion for Christian ministry strong servant leadership skills and solid business management experience Skills Qualifications Business degree or equivalent Willingness to lead in a complex competitive and rapidly changing environment Understanding of accounting systems computer systems and financial management systems Ability to work with board of directors and to engage a broad and diverse group of distributor organizations Experience in retail wholesale operations preferred Strong communication skills Innovative and visionary bringing new ideas and strategies The position is located in the Harrisonburg VA office and will begin May June 2016 Please send resume with cover letter to duanemdoc icloud com TRAVEL Experience the Holy Land Join Dr Tim Geddert Seminary and Pastor James Bergen N Fresno Church on a dynamic 10 day tour of Israel May 16 28 2016 Brochure is available here Contact Sharon Wall at Golden Valley Travel 800 743 8151 or sharon goldenvalleytravel com Visit Europe the Mennonite Way Multiple hotel tours focusing on Mennonite Anabaptist history in Holland Beldium German Switzerland Pland and Ukraine Organized by Mennonite Heritage Tours www mennoniteheritagetours eu Classifieds Jobs EMPLOYMENT Local Church Associate Pastor North Fresno MB Church is seeking a full time associate pastor of student and family ministries The church is located in an urban area of the 500 000 city of Fresno Calif and is highly involved in the surrounding neighborhood Main responsibilities include leadership and oversight to Jr High Sr High and College ministries as well as other opportunities depending on the giftedness of the candidate The candidate should have a passion for Jesus the church and the city as well as demonstrated ability to disciple and equip young people For more information or to apply please contact Aaron Wiens board chair at docwiens gmail com EMPLOYMENT University Director of Advancement Services Fresno Pacific University Advancement is seeking candidates to fill the Director of Advancement Services position Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity Please check out the website http www fresno edu visitors careers director advancement services to learn more about the position If you are interested in applying for

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    profit businesses By virtue of postal classification CL carries limited advertising Ad space for most issues is often sold out several months prior to publication Ministries and congregations interested in advertising in the CL are encouraged to contact the editor as early as possible to reserve ad space Advertising Policies Advertisers or the advertisers agencies assume full responsibility for all advertising content including text representation and illustrations This liability includes any claim made against the publication because of the advertising content Ad content should follow American English spelling practices rather than British English The word advertisement may be placed above copy that in the opinion of the editor resembles editorial material CL reserves the right to reject any advertising it considers to conflict with the goals of the magazine Ads should be submitted electronically preferably in PDF format Deadlines are Jan Feb issue last Tuesday of November 2016 March April issue last Tuesday of January May June issue last Tuesday of February July Aug issue last Tuesday of April Sept Oct issue last Tuesday of June Nov Dec issue second Tuesday of September Advertising orders cannot be canceled after the due date Missing the ad deadline may result in a 25 percent late fee or the ad space may be forfeited and offered to another advertiser Invoices and tear ad sheets will be sent after publication Payment is due promptly within 30 days of the invoice date A fee of 2 percent per month will be added to overdue accounts The Leader reserves the right to cancel advertising anytime for nonpayment CL reserves the right to cancel alter advertising reservations should the magazine s publication schedule change Advance notice will be given CL ad rates are set annually and follow the calendar year The CL editor will give as much advance notice as possible regarding rate increases More Information To schedule an ad or for more information contact Connie Faber at editor usmb org Christian Leader Box 155 Hillsboro KS 67063 620 947 5543 Advertising Reach CL readers by advertising General Information The Christian Leader is published six times a year and in 2015 will be mailed on the last Friday of December February April June August and October CL reaches 9 800 homes and recent readership surveys suggest 25 000 U S Mennonite Brethren of various ages read the magazine CL is offered free of charge to all members and attendees of U S Mennonite Brethren congregations and is mailed directly to their homes Churches annually update their mailing lists Advertising Rates CL has tiered advertising rates with Mennonite Brethren ministries and churches receiving a discount over inter Mennonite agencies There is also a rate for for profit businesses By virtue of postal classification CL carries limited advertising Ad space for most issues is often sold out several months prior to publication Ministries and congregations interested in advertising in the CL are encouraged to contact the editor as early as possible to reserve ad space Advertising Policies Advertisers or

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    Church Home In This Section MB Agency Advertisers Inter Mennonite Agencies Other Advertisers MB Agencies The Christian Leader by virtue of postal classification carries limited advertising Ad space for most issues is often sold out several months prior to publication Ministries and congregations interested in advertising in the CL are encouraged to contact the editor as early as possible to reserve ad space CL provides limited design layout and production services for an additional charge of 25 All ads are printed in full color Rates for Mennonite Brethren Congregations and Ministries Size Cost Ad Size In Inches Full Page 1100 7 5 x 10 page 515 7 5 x 5 horizontal 1 3 page 340 2 5 x 10 vertical 4 875 x 4 875 square 1 6 page 170 2 5 x 5 vert 4 875 x 2 875 horizontal Please contact the editor for the size of a bleed ad Classified Advertising Rates The Christian Leader s classified ad section is called Clearinghouse The advertising rate is 55 word with a 15 minimum charge Mennonite Brethren churches organizations or institutions wishing to announce job vacancies or openings can request an announcement at no cost in this section Advertising Policies Click here to review our policies More Information To schedule an ad or for more information contact Connie Faber at editor usmb org Christian Leader Box 155 Hillsboro KS 67063 620 947 5543 MB Agencies The Christian Leader by virtue of postal classification carries limited advertising Ad space for most issues is often sold out several months prior to publication Ministries and congregations interested in advertising in the CL are encouraged to contact the editor as early as possible to reserve ad space CL provides limited design layout and production services for an additional charge of 25 All ads

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    months prior to publication Ministries and congregations interested in advertising in the CL are encouraged to contact the editor as early as possible to reserve ad space CL provides limited design layout and production services for an additional charge of 25 All ads are printed in full color Rates for Inter Mennonite and or non profit agencies The Christian Leader by virtue of postal classification carries limited advertising Ad space for most issues is often sold out several months prior to publication so advertisers are encouraged to contact the editor as early as possible to reserve ad space All ads are printed in full color there is no reduced rate for black white ads Size Cost Ad Size In Inches Full Page 1315 7 5 x 10 page 640 7 5 x 5 horizontal 1 3 page 430 2 5 x 10 vertical 4 875 x 4 875 square 1 6 page 215 2 5 x 5 vert 4 875 x 2 875 horizontal Please contact the editor for the size of a bleed ad Classified Advertising Rates The Christian Leader s classified ad section is called Clearinghouse The advertising rate is 55 word with a 15 minimum charge Advertising Policies Click here to review our policies More Information To schedule an ad or for more information contact Connie Faber at editor usmb org Christian Leader Box 155 Hillsboro KS 67063 620 947 5543 Inter Mennonite Agencies The Christian Leader by virtue of postal classification carries limited advertising Ad space for most issues is often sold out several months prior to publication Ministries and congregations interested in advertising in the CL are encouraged to contact the editor as early as possible to reserve ad space CL provides limited design layout and production services for an additional charge of 25 All

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    Contact Us News Find a Church Home In This Section MB Agency Advertisers Inter Mennonite Agencies Other Advertisers Other Rates for for profit organizations The Christian Leader by virtue of postal classification carries limited advertising Ad space for most issues is often sold out several months prior to publication so advertisers are encouraged to contact the editor as early as possible to reserve ad space All ads are printed in full color there is no reduced rate for black white ads Size Cost Ad Size In Inches Full Page 2 220 7 5 x 10 2 3 Page 1 200 4 875 x 10 Page 910 7 5 x 5 horizontal 1 3 Page 660 2 5 x 10 vertical 4 875 x 4 875 square 1 6 Page 330 2 5 x 5 vert 4 875 x 2 875 horizontal Please contact the editor for the size of a bleed ad Classified Advertising Rates The Christian Leader s classified ad section is called Clearinghouse The advertising rate is 55 word with a 15 minimum charge Mennonite Brethren churches organizations or institutions wishing to announce job vacancies or openings can request an announcement at no cost in this section Advertising Policies Click here to review our policies More Information To schedule an ad or for more information contact Connie Faber at editor usmb org Christian Leader Box 155 Hillsboro KS 67063 620 947 5543 Other Rates for for profit organizations The Christian Leader by virtue of postal classification carries limited advertising Ad space for most issues is often sold out several months prior to publication so advertisers are encouraged to contact the editor as early as possible to reserve ad space All ads are printed in full color there is no reduced rate for black white ads Size Cost Ad

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