Fresno Pacific’s gain leads fall enrollment totals

Total FPU students jump while full-time undergrads fall

Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University set an enrollment record this fall by adding more than 250 students.   Four other U.S. Mennonite colleges, universities and seminaries grew enrollment, while three...

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Nigerian Brethren suffering

Boko Haram terrorists have ‘almost wiped out’ the church in some areas

More than 3,000 members of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria have been killed by terrorist forces. The church — known as Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria, or EYN — reported Sept. 29 that attacks by the...

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Kenyan births peace churches in wake of violence

After election leads to violence, pastor finds people hungry for reconciliation

SOTIK, Kenya — One man has transformed the warring town of Sotik into a community of reconciliation and peace. George Nyaundi, a Mennonite pastor and church planter, has worked for peace in Sotik ever since the...

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Ethiopians can’t be contained

Thriving church needs $450,000 to complete its headquarters, where leaders of the world’s largest Mennonite denomination work in offices made of shipping containers

The Meserete Kristos Church in Ethiopia is the largest Mennonite denomination in the world with almost a half-million active participants. Yet it is struggling to raise the money to complete an office building and...

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FEBC delegates approve anti-evolution statement

LANGHAM, Sask. — The Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches has amended its doctrinal statement to say the first 11 chapters of Genesis are literal history. The new statement is “an anti-evolution statement,...

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EMM returns 10 from Africa

Families return to Pa. as Ebola risk heightens in Guinea-Bissau and Senegal

Five Eastern Mennonite Missions workers and their families returned to the United States Sept. 4 as a safety precaution after the first confirmed case of Ebola in Senegal. Beryl Forrester was volunteering in...

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Opinion: Finding the center

A word of hope for living in this world as Jesus intended

What have we done with God’s good news? The church tends to define the good news as something we have — and if you become like us, we may let you in on it too. My vision for the Mennonite church is simple: to...

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Sky’s the limit for church building campaign

Kansas co-pastor plummets to raise funds

Barb Krehbiel Gehring proved the sky’s the limit when raising funds for building a new church. On Sept. 28, Gehring, co-pastor of Manhattan (Kan.) Mennonite Church, skydived from 1,300 feet to boost donations to...

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Philadelphia churches offer sanctuary for immigrants

Two Mennonite churches in Philadelphia have joined a sanctuary movement aiming to support people fearing deportation from the United States. The congregations are members of New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia,...

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Anabaptists consider role in post-Christian culture

CARLISLE, Pa. — A few hundred Anabaptists were told to raise their hands as they sang from Psalms, “lift up your hands and praise the Lord.” Most did not. To one of the worshipers, the disconnect between...

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Gulf States Conference to vote on withdrawal

Gulf States Mennonite Conference delegates are expected to vote at their annual assembly Nov. 1 on whether to sever ties with Mennonite Church USA. The voting options, to stay or to withdraw, are being submitted by...

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Mennonite Church USA to explore new structure

Seeking to hold the denomination together amid controversies over homosexuality, Mennonite Church USA will explore possibilities for a new structure. At its Sept. 26-27 meeting in Kansas City, Mo., the MC USA...

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