Blog posts

The challenge of seeing God in our neighborhoods

6.11. 2018 Posted By: Byron Pellecer

“The one thing that I am sure is that I want to experience a radical change in my life and to understand God’s love. I need to know how one commits one’s life to Christ?” Those were the words Adrian used while we were having coffee at a local fast food restaurant. Sometimes I find […]

Read more

January Faith Formation Checklist: Teaching Conscientious Objection

1.8. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

When I meet with youth sponsors, I often encourage them to think about what they can offer youth that youth will not get anywhere else. Sharing our church’s historic teaching on conscientious objection to war falls squarely into the category of things youth are not likely to hear anywhere else! Here are four very accessible […]

Read more

Tackle people with love

10.4. 2017 Posted By: Lauren Francisco

Lauren Francisco is a member of Calvary Community Church in Hampton, Virginia. She served for a year with Mennonite Mission Network in South Africa and blogs regularly for The Mennonite’s website.  Can we tackle people with love? It’s a funny thought, but I’ve fumbled the ball very few times when it comes to one thing […]

Read more

Holy Ground

7.27. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Rachel Gerber is denominational minister of Faith Formation for Mennonite Church USA. Rachel will complete her service with the denomination on July 31. This post originally ran on the Mennonite Church USA Menno Snapshots blog.  “Get in the car!  It’s time to go!” Maybe your Sunday morning routine is a calm and peaceful one full of […]

Read more

It’s not how fast you run, but how well

4.26. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Eight weeks before a running contest, a coach took a group of students to the mountains to train. During their travel, these students were exhausted, hungry and thirsty. The most dangerous part of the journey was walking through rocks, sand and bushes where snakes slithered freely and scorpions were hiding. They were fearful for their […]

Read more

What Holy Week teaches us-again

4.18. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Rachel S. Gerber is denominational minister of Christian Formation for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA.  As a pastor, the story of Holy Week always poses a variety of challenges, like a parent dressing up leftovers to feed the family dinner, again. Turkey meatballs! Turkey […]

Read more

Rose Mtoka: Five reasons I get up in the morning

9.7. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Rose Mtoka works with Mennonite Mission Network in the Human Resources department. Mtoka is originally from Musoma, Tanzania. This post originally appeared on Mennonite Mission Network’s Beyond blog.  1. My adoration of an early, glorious morning sunrise. My words cannot capture a full picture of the effect of “good morning sunshine” on me. The stealth, exquisiteness […]

Read more