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Ministry partner update: ICOMB – October 2019

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Lordship in life

“Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it,” (1 Peter 3:15, NLT). The June protests in Hong Kong against the proposed extradition law brought much attention in... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – September 2019

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Unity for the glory of God

"Unity is not being in unison, but, with all the differences we have, it’s to come with one purpose – for the glory of God,” says Dawit Getachew Abraham, a band leader and musician who has played in worship sessions at Mennonite World Conference... more/más/suite

“A peace that passes all understanding”

“The peace that surpasses all understanding” Sermon notes for Peace Sunday Background to the Letter The Writer This is a profound letter written by Paul. Rarely do we take the time to think about the conditions under which this letter was written in... more/más/suite

Giving is contagious

From my platform seat at Mopulu Mennonite Church in Ngaba, Democratic Republic of Congo, I can see everyone in the congregation during worship. Children near the front are captivated as a series of choirs come forward to praise God: women’s choir,... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – August 2019

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Teaching children

In this issue, we have examples of how members of the Anabaptist Mennonite family are making a place for children in their local churches around the world. “Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk... more/más/suite

Little guests

As I was getting ready to move to another country, I found this letter that my youngest daughter wrote to me when she was seven years old . N ow , she is 23. W hat wonderful memories of her childhood ! This letter brought back other memorable... more/más/suite

Lessons from the crossfire: Remaining faithful to God’s peace

Colombia is in the early stages of a peace process signed in late 2016 between the largest guerilla group and the national government. Even though many of us had high hopes that the peace agreements would bring a turnaround in the country’s history... more/más/suite

“God greatly sustained me”

Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists today Renewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events organized by Mennonite World Conference’s Faith and Life Commission to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series... more/más/suite

Indigenizing the church in Lamper Mijen

Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists today Renewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events organized by Mennonite World Conference’s Faith and Life Commission to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series... more/más/suite

A Jerusalem church in Indonesia

Renewal 2027 testimony: historical profile Renewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events organized by Mennonite World Conference’s Faith and Life Commission to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series... more/más/suite

Prophetic voices at MWC Assemblies

“Never has the world needed our message more.... Now is the time to risk everything for our belief that Jesus is the way to peace;... now is the time to live what we have spoken.” Ron Sider’s words to the Mennonite World Conference Assembly 11... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – July 2019

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

MWC books: a global conversation

“Although each congregation has its own history and social and cultural background, it is common to experience the same sorts of conflicts, troubles, and situations,” says Ellul Yongha Bae, a Mennonite church leader and publisher in South Korea. “... more/más/suite

Work that is open to the world

Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists today Renewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events organized by Mennonite World Conference’s Faith and Life Commission to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series... more/más/suite

A gentle peace witness: The Mennonite church in the Philippines

Since 2016, the Philippines has been led by a president who is controversial for his anti-drug campaign. There has been an increase in extra-judicial killings where policemen are said to execute drug pushers and anyone who fights back. There is a... more/más/suite

Each Step is a Prayer

Each step is a prayer. Each step is a supplication to the God who knows what it means to wander for months or years on end, searching for a land of promise. Each step is a sacred protest, calling out to God for mercy and justice. Thus millions of... more/más/suite

Discipling girls and boys

In this issue, we have examples of how members of the Anabaptist Mennonite family are making a place for children in their local churches around the world. We are Iglesia Cristiana Menonita el Perú (Mennonite church of Peru). We are a faith... more/más/suite