Equipping

Take courses online with Eastern Mennonite Seminary

Published: December 18th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
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Eastern Mennonite Seminary will be offering three courses online this spring and one course online this summer. Spring courses are: “Old Testament: Text in Context,” “Christ in Communication Culture” and “Prayer in the Christian Tradition.” This summer EMS will offer “Ethics and Nonviolence: Sermon on the Mount” online. Visit www.emu.edu/seminary/distance-learning for more information.

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School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite Seminary

Published: December 18th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
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Do you need training in how to respond to mental health, grief and suicide issues in your ministry context? On January 21-23, 2013 the School for Leadership Training at Eastern Mennonite Seminary calls us to “Imagining Church as Healing Space: To Hear, To Hold, and To Hope.” Keynotes by Tilda Norberg, Ted Swartz, Michael/Joan King […]

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Explore individual and congregational faith formation at Eastern Mennonite Seminary

Published: December 18th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
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Join us June 17-28, 2013 for the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation. This institute provides training for spiritual direction and individual and congregational spiritual formation. It also gives participants an opportunity to deepen their own faith and explore their own faith formation more fully. Pastors on sabbatical and spiritual directors looking for continuing education and […]

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Pastors Week is for business leaders, too

Published: December 18th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
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Pastors: When you bring a business leader with you to the annual Pastors Week at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, you both get a discount. This year’s speaker, Dr. Kim Tan, is a venture capitalist who discovered by reading the Bible how Jubilee economics is at the heart of God’s message for us. Discussions and workshops […]

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You asked for it — here it is

Published: December 18th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
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Courses on Anabaptism … accessible anywhere … without a semester-long commitment. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary begins a series of Anabaptist short courses—online, non-credit—in the new year. Taught at the graduate level but lasting only six weeks, these courses bring together learners in diverse settings to explore Anabaptist history and witness. Two courses are offered from […]

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Bringing the Bible to Life!

Published: December 18th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
Nancy Kauffmann is a denominational minister for Mennonite Church USA

I walked into the sanctuary of Albuquerque Mennonite Church one summer Sunday in 2007 and stepped into the biblical story. In the front of the sanctuary there was a big wooden frame with a number of horizontal rows of thin wood strips. Several large paper bags sat in front of the wooden frame. Adults and […]

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We have a DREAMer Fund!

Published: December 11th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
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The goal of the fund is to help undocumented young people pay the fee required to apply for a deferment. Follow this link to find the DREAMer Fund guidelines. Each person receiving funding will sign a covenant along with their supporting congregation. If you are interested in applying or know someone who is, please fill out this […]

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Find out more about Communities of Hope

Published: December 11th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
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Communities of Hope is a process for assisting congregations in becoming more culturally competent and working at undoing racism. This process is intended to be contextually adaptable. Iris de Leon-Hartshorn is staff coordinator of the process on behalf of Mennonite Church USA. Follow the link above for more information about getting involved!

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Learning about Farming that Heals

Published: December 11th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
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The Sustainable Food & Farming conference is a shared celebration between growers and eaters alike at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center. Come March 1 – 3 to build relationships with like-spirited individuals and enjoy engaging workshops and dialogue around sustainable food production and consumption. Focusing on the theme “Farming that Heals” the weekend will explore the physical, […]

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How to Keep Wedding Expenses Down

Published: December 11th, 2012, Posted by: Mennonite Church USA
Beryl Jantzi is stewardship educator for Everence

The average wedding in 2010 cost $20,000. This can be a burden to both the parents as well as the newly married couples.  But there are steps couples can take to save money by being strategic in the planning and discussions that take place in advance.  Consider a few of the following suggestions that can […]

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