LG + LP = Disciples

Scott Roth wants to see everyone engaging God and their local community. He has lived in urban and rural settings and seen the suburban sprawl. Living in Red Hill, Pennsylvania, he and his wife, son, daughter and two basset hounds have been walking this faith journey by actively engaging their suburban community. Scott is currently […]

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Going deeper at convention

Clayton Gladish has served as one of the pastors of Hesston Mennonite Church for over three years. His passions include faith formation, biblical studies, and creating compassionate communities. He rarely turns down a good burger or the chance to play games with friends. He sometimes strives for perfection, but would rather have opportunities to learn […]

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When love does without us

Rev. Joanna Harader serves as pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to all of the pastor stuff she does, Joanna also enjoys writing, reading, card-making, and playing board games. You can read more of her writing at SpaciousFaith.com. Several weeks ago I was at a church convention — the 40th anniversary […]

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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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Ruth Lapp Guengerich: Why Mennonite Women USA Loves Convention

Ruth Lapp Guengerich is the Executive Director of Mennonite Women USA.    Mennonite Church USA conventions provide opportunity for people from all parts of the church and all parts of the U.S. to meet together for worship, fellowship, and doing the work of the church.  Our diversity is reflected in skin color, language, and in […]

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Rachel Springer Gerber: Convention, Faith Formation and Mennonite Church USA

Growing up, I loved Mennonite Youth conventions.  And it wasn’t just because I met my soon-to-be-husband there.  Philadelphia ’93, you certainly were the “City of Brotherly Love.”  But that’s another story all together.   Why I loved the conventions so much wasn’t because of the fancy, loud worship.  It wasn’t so much about the service […]

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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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