Finding the right fit

Sep 24, 2018 by

A pastor who doesn’t fit in one place might flourish somewhere else. In two important cases recently, good pastors had to move on (without leaving their congregations). The reasons, and the changes that...

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Pastor’s credentials restored, in a different conference

Sep 7, 2018 by and

A North Carolina pastor who was sanctioned for officiating a same-sex wedding is back in good standing after his congregation switched conferences. Mennonite Church USA announced Sept. 7 that Central District...

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Central District licenses Ohio pastor in same-sex relationship

Jul 28, 2015 by and

Central District Conference licensed Mark Rupp for ministry at Columbus (Ohio) Mennonite Church on July 26. Rupp is the second Mennonite Church USA pastor in a committed same-sex partnership to be...

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Indiana-Michigan cites Goshen pastor’s ‘variance’ for same-sex ceremony

Apr 22, 2015 by and

Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference has identified a Goshen, Ind., pastor as at variance with its teaching position for officiating a same-sex covenant ceremony. The pastor, Karl Shelly of Assembly Mennonite...

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Pastor’s call brings Ohio church ‘sense of peace’

Oct 27, 2014 by and

Members of Columbus (Ohio) Mennonite Church laid their hands on Mark Rupp Sept. 21 as they installed him as pastor of Christian formation. “It hit me during that moment that rather than lots of individual...

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Central District commits to unity, calls for respect

Jul 8, 2014 by and

Mennonite Church USA’s Central District Conference has made a commitment to unity during fractious denominational times. Delegates unanimously approved “A Resolution on Unity in a Time of Disagreement”...

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