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“We felt the connection”

“I think this type of ‘hybrid’ connectedness has great potential for strengthening the communion of Mennonite-related churches around the world,” says Ray Brubacher. more/más/suite

Believers bring water for drought baptism

In the drought-prone Borena region of Ethiopia, believers saved water to hold a baptism for 120 new believers. The area in Southern Ethiopia currently has a severe water shortage. Believers excavated land and lined it with plastic to preserve... more/más/suite

Watch for it!

“It was nice to hear something from Indonesia and take part a little bit,” says Erwin Röthlisberger of Evangelische Mennoniten-Gemeinde Bern, Switzerland. He attended Assembly from his home in Europe. Videos from MWC’s Assembly Indonesia 2022 will... more/más/suite

An opportunity to cross barriers

“Jesus is our hope: even if we go through the valley of the shadow of death, he is by our side.” In the Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday materials for 2023, meet the Christian believer in Burkina Faso who declares this faith despite challenges –... more/más/suite

Atualização do sócio do Ministério: ICOMB – Setembro 2022

IEU tem dezesseis igrejas locais. Servir as igrejas, devido à distância entre elas, é um pouco difícil para a conferência. Por essa razão, a conferência no Panamá funciona por região. Eles têm cinco regiões e cada região tem um ou dois coordenadores... more/más/suite

Fostering relationships

“We want our regional representatives to develop deep relationships with each member church in their region,” says Arli Klassen, regional representatives coordinator. MWC’s regional representatives are part-time volunteers who develop and support... more/más/suite

MWC is people-centred 

People are at the heart of the worldwide community of faith that is Mennonite World Conference. “Our global community is itself the message,” declares MWC’s Reference Notebook in section 7.2. “As a church, our overall administrative approach is... more/más/suite

Executive servants take up the towel

“As a worldwide community of faith in the Anabaptist tradition, people in ministry are key to Mennonite World Conference,” says César García, MWC general secretary. After Assembly 17 and associated meetings, there are new people serving this global... more/más/suite

A new shepherd

“MWC – Continuing the work Jesus began through worship, service, mission, and evangalism” (sic). These words are inscribed upon a wooden shepherd’s staff that J. Nelson Kraybill gave to president-elect Henk Stenvers 8 July 2022 as a symbol of... more/más/suite

Gracious welcome on building site

The GKMI synod office is “our home together” and a “house of prayer” for GKMI congregations. The GKMI synod had a longing: to invite the MWC executive committee, Commission secretaries, regional representatives, General Council, and MWC staff to “... more/más/suite

Actualização do sócio do Ministério: Agosto 2022

Apresentando a Família Global Conferência Peru dos Irmãos Menonitas Peruano Conferência dos Membros  A Conferência dos Irmãos Menonitas Peruana tem aproximadamente 457 membros e 631 participantes;  é composta por 9 igrejas estabelecidas e algumas... more/más/suite

Assembly small but full of joy

With its national motto of “unity in diversity,” Indonesia proved a fitting host for the 17th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference – downsized by COVID-19 restrictions but full of joy, beauty and fellowship. In an outdoor venue at a Mennonite... more/más/suite

Shortened meetings study unity, affirm new members

General Council meeting As the Muslim call to prayer wafted on the air through open doors, the General Council worshipped, prayed, and considered the global fellowship of churches in Mennonite World Conference. The in-person triennial meetings of... more/más/suite

Atualização do sócio do Ministério: ICOMB – Julho 2022

Após dois anos de reuniões virtuais, o ICOMB sediou uma cúpula presencial em maio de 2022, convidando cerca de cem delegados globais da MB de mais de vinte países – líderes de conferências estabelecidas e representantes de conferências emergentes –... more/más/suite

Carried by the love of God

“When Jesus came to the world he loved everyone. We are all created in one image, so we need to treat everyone as children of God,” says Pastor Yeanny. “When people take their MWC bags with them, they will be able to remember who the people were... more/más/suite

Follow the way that Jesus teaches

In recent times, churches have faced persecution from the Hindu extremists. But persecution is not only in the form of physical harassment or damage to the property. Christians as a minority are mentally persecuted: our voices are not heard…. Even... more/más/suite

Learning as a global church

Children's program As a church, it’s important to take in mind that a sense of belonging should be there for everyone regardless of the differences, especially in age. Mennonite World Conference is well-aware of this matter, hence Assembly 17 in... more/más/suite

Following Jesus together across barriers

Barriers of internet access and recording quality, of jetlag and illness, of language and culture stand in the way of MWC Assemblies but in Indonesia 5 July 2022, they did not prevent God’s people from worshipping together. “This marks a new way of... more/más/suite

Masks on; Assembly begins!

Assembly in Indonesia 2022 is about to begin on 5 July 2022 with strict health protocols in place, as mandated by the local health authority. “As per government protocols, we mandate mask-wearing in all indoor spaces and crowded outdoor spaces... more/más/suite

How to make friends and pray for people – online

11 tips for using the Assembly Hub: You can meet brothers and sisters within the wide diversity of the Mennonite World Conference family in the Assembly Hub. more/más/suite