Evana convention attendance nearly doubles

Jul 17, 2017 by and

UPLAND, Ind. — Hailey Beisel and Brooke Yoder weren’t signed up to attend Evana Network’s ReGen 2017 convention. But when two others from the Kaufman Mennonite Church youth group in Davidsville, Pa.,...

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Tabor signs Evana partnership

Feb 27, 2017 by

HILLSBORO, Kan. — Tabor College has announced a fraternal relationship with the Evana Network, opening doors for collaboration among the wider Anabaptist community. The Mennonite Brethren college is the...

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Different assignments

Jul 18, 2016 by

In the offices of Mennonite Church USA in Elkhart, Ind., there is an artwork of pieces of pottery arranged on a flat surface. On its own, not one of these pieces is extraordinarily remarkable, but standing...

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Evana broadens confessional choices at first convention

Jul 13, 2016 by and

UPLAND, Ind. — The Evana Network is growing and taking steps to welcome members from other Anabaptist denominations besides Mennonite Church USA. Evana’s first convention, ReGen 2016, drew 257 people —...

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South Central Conference offers short-term home

Jul 4, 2016 by and

South Central Mennonite Conference has more than 30 congregations or church plants in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and even Mexico. So why would a congregation from northern Indiana want to be...

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Evana envisions stronger evangelical Anabaptist voice

Apr 25, 2016 by and

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. — Leaders of the emerging Evana Network want to help their congregations speak up. “We’ve heard this perception of [Anabaptists as] the quiet in the land, struggling how to know how to...

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Evana Network previews its future

Oct 19, 2015 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Five months after the birth of Evana Network was announced, the newest movement to link Anabaptism and evangelicalism held its coming-out party Oct. 16-17, emphasizing relationships with God,...

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Evana Network covenant describes what’s expected

Aug 31, 2015 by and

Pastors and members of the leadership board of congregations that join Evana Network, a new evangelical Anabaptist group, will need to sign its “personal covenant.” Individuals can also join by signing the...

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In the Anabaptist world, unity is alive and well

Jul 31, 2015 by

It’s been an interesting month. I attended both the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City, Mo., and the Mennonite World Conference global assembly in Harrisburg, Pa. As a member of a congregation...

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Evana hires pastor of development, makes autumn plans

Jul 6, 2015 by

NEW PARIS, Ind. — Evana Network, a community of evangelical Anabaptist churches set to launch in September, has hired Wes Furlong as pastor of church development. Furlong is lead pastor of Cape Christian...

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With a name and leaders, Evana group moves ahead

Apr 20, 2015 by and

Evana Network will be the name of a new Anabaptist group of churches set to launch in September. Evana announced its name — a combination of “evangelical” and “Anabaptist” — along with a...

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