USMB board tests statement on women in ministry

May 27, 2019 by

U.S. Mennonite Brethren are discerning what — if any — changes could be considered when it comes to women in ministerial leadership. The U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches denominational...

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Removing an obstacle

Feb 4, 2019 by and

Mennonite Brethren are a praying people. Whatever they decide is God’s will for them, you can be sure they prayed a lot about it. The U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches’ study conference on...

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U.S. MBs discuss women in pastoral ministry

Jan 18, 2019 by and

TEMPE, Ariz. — Enough U.S. Mennonite Brethren want to allow women as lead pastors that they’ve opened an official discussion about it. Recognizing diversity of belief, they want to build unity and...

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Eyeing the pastorate, gay student leaving Tabor

Nov 9, 2015 by and

HILLSBORO, Kan. — Ryne Preheim wanted to be a Mennonite Brethren pastor. He enrolled at Tabor College in the fall of 2014 to pursue that goal and see if he could reconcile his Christianity with being gay. A...

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MB youth challenged to consider their identity

May 11, 2015 by

DENVER — Every four years, high school students from Mennonite Brethren churches across the country get together for the largest gathering of Mennonite Brethren in the United States. This year, 780 students...

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Confession change aims to get MBs talking

Apr 20, 2015 by and

HILLSBORO, Kan. — Larry Nikkel wants to start a conversation among Mennonite Brethren about peace and nonviolence that hasn’t happened in decades. Nikkel, chair of the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren...

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Foundation’s record year benefits MB church

Feb 2, 2015 by and

HILLSBORO, Kan. — MB Foundation earnings set records in 2014, so the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches’ financial agency is sharing an unprecedented amount with the denomination. “We want...

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USMB delegates approve peace article revision

Aug 18, 2014 by

Delegates at the U.S. Mennonite Brethren national convention in Santa Clara, Calif., voted July 26 to revise the article on “Love, Peacemaking and Reconciliation” in the denomination’s Confession of...

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Tiny house a big decision for Kansas couple

Jul 21, 2014 by and

HILLSBORO, Kan. — Kyle and Danae Schmidt are building their dream home: a tiny house. Once it’s built, the Schmidts plan to live comfortably in about 200 square feet of space that will include two lofts on...

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MB delegates to consider peace article revision

Jun 9, 2014 by

U.S. Mennonite Brethren will decide whether to revise their Confession of Faith’s article on peace at their national convention July 25-26 in Santa Clara, Calif. The proposed revision describes...

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MB youth service project links nine congregations

May 26, 2014 by and

More than 100 youth and sponsors from nine Mennonite Brethren congregations teamed up April 13-16 for “Together Spring Break Mission,” a service project that targeted three communities in California’s...

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Henotheists make reluctant pacifists

Mar 11, 2014 by

A favorite author of mine says, “Monotheism is a terrible idea but a wonderful discovery.” He explains that it took the exile for Israel to discover monotheism. It was only an idea before they went through...

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