Registration instructions from the expert herself, Carol Epp/Instrucciones de incripción de la misma experta, Carol Epp.

Some of you may be wondering about registering for Phoenix 2013. Here is some information that will help you prepare for the on-line process, which will begin on Tuesday January 8. First, download a registration form from the website, so that you willhave all the information you need before going on-line to register. If you […]

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Arloa Bontrager: The Skinny on Servant Projects

“Service isn’t how we act out our spirituality; it’s how our spirituality gets shaped” – Doug Pagitt I have come to love servant projects.  Not because the work we do is particularly remarkable, or the service given in the end is all that profound. I love servant projects because it’s a space during convention where […]

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Phoenix 2012 Speakers Announced!

We’ve got a great slate of worship speakers lined up for the Phoenix 2013 Mennonite Church USA convention. Check it out, and check back often for more updates! Adult Worship Speakers Elizabeth Soto Albrecht is moderator-elect of Mennonite Church USA. Elizabeth is coordinator of field education at Lancaster Theological Seminary and Associate Chaplain at Lancaster […]

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Janet Trevino-Elizarraraz: Conflict and the Kingdom of God

The most visible conflict is the one between two people, two communities, two nations. This is the kind of conflict that is reported, that gains the attention of the world. Jesus came as our peace, making two into one. This is the center of one of the passages selected for convention. (Ephesian 2:14-22) But what […]

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Sherah-Leigh Gerber: Citizens of God’s Kingdom: Healed in Hope

I couldn’t tear my eyes from the Willow Tree figurine my spiritual director had added to the small table in the room where we met. She had it there for someone else, but hadn’t removed it. The comfortable room in her home is very neutral and unadorned, so this small addition stood out to me. […]

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Berry Friesen: Calling all Conflict-Avoiders

As I think about the Phoenix Convention, the prospect of conflict comes to mind.  Conventions are places where people openly disagree with one another.  Will that cause some folks to stay away? The way we feel about conflict depends in part on how we were raised.  I was the youngest of three brothers, one of […]

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Convention Survey: We Need Your Feedback!

We need you and your reflections to help us make convention a better experience for all. We’ve set up a survey where you can share some of your past experiences with convention and your suggestions for improvement. It will take only 10 minutes to complete, so click HERE now to lend us your thoughts!

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Alyssa Cable: No Visa Needed

I am a citizen of God’s Kingdom. Forget the USA (okay, not really, but temporarily). I’m a permanent resident in the house of the Lord. Living as a citizen of the USA can be pretty easy. I attend school each weekday, return home to watch some TV, catch up with some friends, do a little […]

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Important Update: New Registration Dates

The dates for registration for the 2013 Phoenix Convention have changed. Mark your calendars with the new dates: Convention and special event registration – Tuesday January 8, 2013. Housing registration – Tuesday January 22, 2013 (you will need to have completed regular registration in order to register for hotels). Early registration deadline – Thursday April […]

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Felipe Hinojosa: A renewed focus on the local

Throughout much of the twentieth century Mennonites worked across the globe on issues related to poverty, hunger, disaster relief, and church missions. Entire organizations and bureaucratic structures within the church, like the Mennonite Central Committee and the former Mennonite Board of Missions, were born out of a desire to engage the world through a delicate […]

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Sherah-Leigh Gerber: Dwelling in the Word

Nearly a year ago I was sitting in a beautiful room, glorious fall sunlight illuminated the space; leaves aflame in reds and golds hung from trees and littered the deck and ground just below the windows. I was with a group of new friends—Kingdom co-workers—at the Constituency Leaders Council meeting. During our Dwelling in the […]

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