Churches, institutions suspend activities due to virus

Mar 16, 2020 by and

Mennonite churches and other organizations are finding new ways to operate or canceling activities to stem the spread of coronavirus. Colleges are replacing in-person classes with remote classes. Mennonite...

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Group recommends retiring MC USA Membership Guidelines

Jan 28, 2020 by

A Mennonite Church USA advisory group is recommending “retiring” the denomination’s Membership Guidelines and adopting a “healing practice of nondiscrimination” regarding LGBTQ people. The...

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What’s the answer if a covenant isn’t working?

Nov 4, 2019 by and

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Constituency Leaders Council of Mennonite Church USA heard plans for moving forward on addressing the denomination’s membership guidelines Oct. 17-18 at Trinity Mennonite Church. At...

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MC USA to revisit Membership Guidelines

Mar 4, 2019 by and

HESSTON, Kan. — Mennonite Church USA is considering changes to its Membership Guidelines. Policy and practice no longer match, leaving people dissatisfied on issues of sexuality and inclusion. The...

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MC USA council endorses unity statement

Mar 30, 2015 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Conservative, progressive or a call for unity and tolerance? That was the question for the Mennonite Church USA Constituency Leaders Council as its members weighed three proposed...

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Issues make polity book a must-read

Nov 3, 2014 by and

Mennonite Church USA’s new ministerial polity handbook has drawn more attention than such a document usually would, due to its potential impact on issues of sexuality and credentialing authority. Since the...

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MC USA leaders review survey, offer ideas for future

Oct 27, 2014 by and

SCHILLER PARK, Ill. — Mennonite Church USA’s Constitu­ency Leaders Council reviewed results of a survey of leaders, shared ideas about potential new relational structures and gave feedback on a leadership...

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Bible can help us ‘learn to speak together again’

Oct 27, 2014 by

SCHILLER PARK, Ill. — A seminary dean spoke to Mennonite Church USA leaders on rethinking our relationships to each other and the Bible. “Might it be that the Bible is the one thing that can save us?”...

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Leaders ask: New ways to relate?

Mar 26, 2014 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Amid controversy over the licensing of a lesbian pastor, leaders from across Mennonite Church USA asked the Executive Board to explore new models for relationship among area conferences...

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MC USA members speak out to director

Mar 21, 2014 by

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Ervin Stutzman has received hundreds of emails from people across the range of opinion on homosexuality. “This has been a time of learning for me over the past three months,” the...

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Task force prepares for leaders to discuss Mountain States action

Mar 17, 2014 by

ELKHART, Ind. — The Executive Board of Mennonite Church USA has appointed a task force to frame questions for discussion at the March 20-22 Constituency Leaders Council meeting in North Newton, Kan., in...

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