Stories

Assembly tours in Indonesia 2022

How lifelong relationships become real Assembly tours have something for everyone! an adventurous bicycle ride across a rural rice field a deep dive into Indonesia's Mennonite church history as told in John D. Roth’s new book A Cloud of Witnesses... more/más/suite

Registration for MWC Assembly opens for online participation

Starting 24 December 2021, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is accepting registration for online participants for Indonesia 2022 through its registration site: indonesia2022.mwc-cmm.org “Assembly will focus on accepting online registration first,... more/más/suite

Assembly music: “A mountaintop experience”

Mark Wenger, singer, bass Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pennsylvania, USA Assembly 16: PA 2015 “I was the old guy in the worship team. My favorite memory is the exuberance and joy of making music together with songs from all around the world... more/más/suite

Life-changing indeed!

Assembly team reflects on why they keep coming back for more Many people serving the Mennonite World Conference today started as participants or delegates to its six-yearly Assembly. Here, Assembly staff members share how Assembly transformed their... more/más/suite

Mustard-seed faith that moves mountains

“For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20) In July 2009, leaders from the three Indonesian... more/más/suite

6 reasons to attend the MWC Global Assembly in Semarang, Indonesia

Before visiting Indonesia to meet the Anabaptist-Mennonite family in person, meet them through history. A Cloud of Witnesses by historian and MWC leader John D. Roth offers a brief, readable account of the three Anabaptist-Mennonite synods in... more/más/suite

More than greeters

Training begins for Indonesia 2022 volunteers With only ten more months to prepare and gathering limitations still in place, Assembly’s national planning committee presses on training volunteers virtually. In May 2021, the committee coached 60... more/más/suite

MWC launches “Ambassador Kit” for churches to promote Indonesia 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we travel, Mennonite World Conference representatives and Assembly team seek new ways to bring awareness and excitement for Indonesia 2022, which will be MWC’s first hybrid global assembly. With Assembly 17... more/más/suite

Assembly team drawing lessons from the Olympics

Despite grave concerns, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics took place in 2021 and gave the world memorable stories of togetherness. From high jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) and Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy) agreeing to end the jump-off and share the gold medal... more/más/suite

Worship that transcends physical boundaries

The auditorium, filled with thouands of worshippers, tuned in intently as Debora Prabu broke the silence with an a cappella solo of Oh, Prince of Peace , a pentatonic hymn in the Javanese language written by Saptojoadi of Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa... more/más/suite

Feeding the multitude

From banquet to disaster relief In 2008, Jemaat Kristen Indonesia (JKI)’s senior pastor’s vision for feeding the multitude came into reality with the establishment of Rojo Pawon. Today, it is a thriving venture that serves a wide range of clientele... more/más/suite

Assembly 17 in Indonesia available to more participants through hybrid format

Following the decision to offer the 2022 Assembly in Indonesia as a hybrid event, the Program Committee members and Assembly staff are now re-imagining the event and its additional online opportunities. “The goal remains the same: to give every... more/más/suite

Assembly team crosses pandemic barriers

“For many, attending Assembly is a life-changing encounter with the global Anabaptist family,” says Elina Ciptadi, a member of the GKMI national church and former chair of AMIGOS (the predecessor of the YABs Committee [Young Anabaptists]). “Assembly... more/más/suite

Captivated by the stories

“The [MWC Assembly] workshops provided a very rare opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to meet and share their stories and experiences of the great things God has accomplished through their ministries,” says Francis Ojwang, a church... more/más/suite

Global team, one focus: planning Assembly 17 in Indonesia

New staff have begun serving Mennonite World Conference to prepare for the global gathering Assembly 17, now postponed to 5-10 July 2022 in Semarang, Indonesia. more/más/suite

MWC shifts Assembly to 2022

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) decided to postpone the global Assembly until 2022: 5–10 July. In close consultation with the National Advisory Committee in host country Indonesia, the Executive Committee of MWC has decided not to hold the... more/más/suite

Will there be another Assembly miracle?

Did you know that a pandemic has preceded three consecutive Mennonite World Conference Assemblies in the Global South? For Zimbabwe in 2003, it was SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). For Paraguay in 2009, in was H1N1 (also known as Swine Flu... more/más/suite

Following Jesus into Assembly

Crossing barriers at Assembly 2021 in Indonesia begins with the Assembly program committee. These volunteers appointed to develop the activities and schedule of Mennonite World Conference’s flagship event, the global Assembly, come from 5 different... more/más/suite

Meet your hosts for Indonesia 2021

In July 2009, Mennonite church leaders from Indonesia found themselves in a conversation outside a dormitory in Asuncíon, Paraguay. Although they were not strangers, their paths rarely crossed. The three groups they represented had complex histories... more/más/suite

Morning sermons - PA 2015

Read the full text of the morning sermons from PA 2015, by Rebecca Osiro, Tigist Tesfaye Gelagle, Nancy Heisey, Remilyn Mondez, Shant Kumar S Kunjam, Kevin Ressler, Hippolyto Tshimanga, Marc Pasqués and Rodrigo Pedroza. These can also be a helpful... more/más/suite