Blog posts

Training tomorrow’s Mandelas and Tutus

1.21. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

​Before founding SADRA in 2013, Oscar Siwali worked at the Quaker Peace Centre in Cape Town and for the Centre for Conflict Resolution, conducting workshops for audiences across Africa. He also provided technical assistance to partners and clients of these agencies. Oscar and his wife, Zandi, have three sons. Zandi worked at Rape Crisis for […]

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An interview with Alisha and Joshua Garber, mission workers in Spain, and Pastor David Becerra

1.21. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Photo: Left: Members of Comunidad Evangélica Menonita in Barcelona have embraced Alisha and Joshua Garber, new mission workers in Spain. Photo by Joshua Garber. An interview with Alisha and Joshua Garber, Mennonite Mission Network mission workers in Barcelona, Spain, and with David Becerra, pastor of Comunidad Evangélica Menonita in Barcelona. When someone says “mission work,” it’s all too easy […]

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21st Century Discipleship and the Parable of the Sower: A Contemporary Rendition

12.12. 2017 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg pastors at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio.  A farmer knew that he was supposed to go out and sow some seeds. The seed was to bear much fruit and nourish and give life to the nations, abundant life. But the farmer didn’t want to get his shoes dirty. So he gathered little […]

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Our missional story: Early Church

11.20. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Kenneth Wettig is Pastor of Early Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Live the Sign: Radical hospitality amidst an Inhospitable culture as the local mission of the church Xenophobia (fear of strangers) is a Greek word that has been used to define our current sociopolitical climate. From the racism we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the general polarity […]

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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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Home is where I feel fulfilled

9.25. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

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.  Touching back down at the JFK airport after living in South Africa for a year, I suddenly had anxiety. Would I forever chase the […]

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Top five reasons we really don’t want to be missional

9.12. 2017 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg is an apostle serving at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio.  Missional. We’ve been hearing this word for 20 years. Our seminaries have been teaching it, our agencies have been producing books on it and our congregations have been using the word “missional” to justify programs, mission efforts and other worthwhile “regularly scheduled” […]

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