Convention Song Lists

Worship is the centerpiece of our time together at convention, and music and singing together is a huge part of our worship. Here’s the list of songs that we were sung in both adult and youth worship, in case you want to check them out and bring them back to your home congregation! Youth Worship […]

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KC2015 Survey: We want to hear from you!

What a week we had together! We worshiped, learned, worked, played, laughed, cried, and more together last week. As we move forward with plans for Orlando 2017 (it may seem hard to believe, but the first planning meeting is scheduled for August 2015!), we want to hear from you about your experience in Kansas City. […]

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Experiences at Convention: Kelly Bates Oglesby

As I traveled along the way spiritually, I followed the Holy Spirit to Mennonite Church USA.  It’s been quite a journey and I remain open to the adventures of fellowship and witness.   Nonetheless, preparing to participate as credentialed delegate at KC2015 presented opportunities afresh to go deeper, further on the way. The motif of […]

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Experiences at convention: Jonah Yang

My name is Jonah Yang. My ethnicity is Hmong. Before arriving in the U.S., I lived in Laos, which is located in Southeast Asia. I was born into a Christian family, who had adopted the Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA) doctrine. For the past six years, I have changed my Christian belief to follow the Mennonite Anabaptist perspective. […]

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Grace at the Table

Alyssa Bennett Smith lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Joshua, and works as the Web and Social Media Content Manager for Mennonite Church USA. She loves coffee, cats, tattoos, poetry, and theology. In May of 2015 she graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, with an […]

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Alan Hirsch at KC2015

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA What is the role of the church in society and the world? The teaching and writing of Alan Hirsch has been some of the most stimulating and challenging that I’ve encountered in the past years. Some Mennonites will be very familiar with Alan, […]

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Service of lament and hope, wailing wall, churchwide statement to acknowledge sexual abuse

(Mennonite Church USA)—Naming sexual abuse, confessing complicity and taking steps to prevent future abuse will be key elements of Mennonite Church USA’s biennial convention this summer, to be held June 30–July 5 in Kansas City, Missouri. The denomination’s Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church has planned for a public service of lament and […]

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New website for Mennonite youth workers to launch at KC2015

(Mennonite Church USA)—A new website for youth workers, The Gathering Place, will officially launch at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City from June 30 to July 5, 2015. Rachel Springer Gerber, Mennonite Church USA denominational minister for youth and young adults, envisions the site as a hub for networking, peer-to-peer resourcing and spiritual […]

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The Gathering Place to launch at KC2015

Rachel Gerber is denominational minister for youth and young adults for Mennonite Church USA. I recently watched a great Youth Specialties interview with Kenda Creasy Dean, Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Seminary, and extraordinary leader in youth ministry today, where she candidly spoke about her hunches of the future of youth ministry. […]

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Better Together: The Collective Encounter of Jesus

Sarah Ann Bixler deeply loves Mennonite Church USA and its commitment to God’s healing and hope. She has served throughout Mennonite Church USA in education, youth ministry, curriculum writing, and conference leadership. Sarah is currently a Master of Divinity student at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, Benjamin, and […]

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