Features posts

Living Water pioneers a new kind of grant

9.8. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 225 Times read

This article originally appeared in the September issue of The Mennonite magazine. To read more features on new models for church, read our current issue online or subscribe today. Photos of Francine Maombi by Charissa Johnson Photography.  Living Water Community Church sits at the crossroads of Pratt Blvd. and Ashland Ave. in Chicago. But this is not the only crossroads […]

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My top 10 songs: Bradley Kauffman

9.8. 2017 Written By: Bradley Kauffman 1,149 read

Bradley Kauffman is the Director and General Editor of Resonate, the new Mennonite worship and song collection project. He attends Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship. Editor’s Note: Some of these songs are not available on Spotify or YouTube, but we’ve given you handy songbook references so you can locate them and sing them with friends, perhaps on the Great […]

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Dove’s Nest offers comprehensive schoolwide training

9.7. 2017 Written By: Dove's Nest 51 Times read

“Even though we are a Christian school and environment, abuse happens.” This comment came from a staff member at Freeman (South Dakota) Academy where Dove’s Nest speaker, Brenda L. Yoder, LMHC, provided a staff training on abuse, bullying, grooming, relationships, social media and boundaries. Dove’s Nest received a grant from the Schowalter Foundation that helped […]

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Together in Philadelphia: Stories from the Kingdom Builders Network

8.25. 2017 Written By: Juan Marrero and Aldo Siahaan 181 Times read

This article ran in the September issue of The Mennonite magazine. To read more features on church planting and church revitalization, read our current issue online or subscribe today. Photos by Jennifer Strickland.  The Kingdom Builder’s Anabaptist Network of Greater Philadelphia is a community that brings together Anabaptist congregations and leaders to explore the question, What can […]

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My top 10 songs: Erin Bradley

8.23. 2017 Written By: Erin Bradley 302 Times read

Erin grew up in Newton, Kansas, and attended Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. She just wrapped up two years of volunteer service in San Antonio, Texas, one year through Mennonite Voluntary Service and one year through AmeriCorps. She is currently working part time for a nonprofit that focuses on providing support for those who are […]

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Carrie Newcomer: On spirituality, music and a playlist

8.18. 2017 Written By: Carrie Newcomer, interviewed by Hannah Heinzekehr 537 Times read

Author, poet, singer, songwriter and Goshen (Indiana) College alum, Carrie Newcomer, visited with Hannah Heinzekehr, executive director of The Mennonite, Inc., about spirituality, news, art and her top five most influential artists. You can listen to a playlist inspired by their conversation below. Hannah Heinzekehr: As it turns out, you are the most cited artist […]

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A miracle reunion takes place at Spruce Lake

8.4. 2017 Written By: Jon Sheptock's story, as shared with Spruce Lake Retreat 227 Times read

Vocalist Jon Sheptock presented a concert July 12, 2017, during Spruce Lake Retreat’s Family Week in Canadensis, Pennsylvania. Despite his incredible voice and godly charisma on stage, this was no ordinary concert. In the audience sat his biological mother and several other relatives, listening. They had never heard him sing like this! In fact, they […]

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