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We can become one again

12.31. 2018 Posted By: Ron Byler

Photo: Adults from right are Jae Young Lee, Karen Joy Spicher (Jae Young’s wife) and Hyung Gon Lee (Jae Young’s father). The children are Jae and Karen’s children. Jae Young is director of the Peace Building. Photo by Ron Byler. Only when Babylon’s 70 years are completed will I visit you, and I will fulfill to […]

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August 2018 Call for Submissions: Church Planting

5.31. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our August 2018 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Church Planting. Description of the theme: Why is church planting important and what should it look like today? A news release describing this year’s SENT conference, sponsored by Mennonite Mission Network and Everence, noted that “there’s […]

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Responding to the Spirit

11.2. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Francisco Machado Levia and his spouse, Juanita, have been invited to serve as church planters in Spain alongside Anabautistas, Menonitas y Hermanos en Cristo—España (Anabaptists, Mennonites, and Brethren in Christ—Spain). Juanita and Francisco are jointly appointed workers through Mennonite Mission Network and Virginia Mennonite Missions, currently living and serving in Madrid, Spain. Juanita, my wife, and I met our Lord […]

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New Management

10.18. 2017 Posted By: Byron Pellecer

Byron Pellecer is Associate Conference Minister for Western District Conference.  While living and planting a church in Wichita, Kansas, my wife and I decided to go out to get a glance of the city and to run some errands. After a long day, we were tired and hungry. As we were heading back home, I […]

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Church planters as spiritual entrepreneurs

3.8. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Mauricio Chenlo is denominational minister for Church Planting, a shared position of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA. A few months ago I read an article by Dave Page on Church Planters as Spiritual Entrepreneurs that provoked me to think about the uniqueness of initiating a new church community. I have read a lot about […]

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Crossing the Border

2.15. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Wes Furlong is pastor of church development with the Evana Network.  “This could go terribly wrong.” Every faith journey comes with freak-out moments where the familiarity of the present feels far more appealing than the uncertainty of what lies ahead. In the days leading up to the biggest faith journey of our lives so far—moving […]

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Where Jesus hangs out

1.28. 2016 Posted By: Byron Pellecer

As long as we continue believing and understanding that we are part of God’s redemptive story and as long as we go out into the street of our neighborhoods and share this powerful story in both word and deed, the Church has truly begun its missional purpose, God’s mission. At least this is what Luke 10:1-12 conveys. […]

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