Stories

New ways of learning for a new time

Nindyo Sasongko believes theology should be publicly available to a wider audience. His experiment in online discussions began in November 2018; when the pandemic hit, “Theovlogy” increased in frequency to meet the demand for online means of... more/más/suite

Liturgies for gathering and benediction

Gathering/opening Leader: In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I welcome you, our sisters and brothers in this time of worship. People: It is a joy to be together in God’s house. Leader: We raise our voices with a heart full of earnest longing... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – January 2021

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

Ketakutan Hong Kong akan kebebasan beragama

Dalam beberapa tahun terakhir ini, Hong Kong mengalami perubahan politik yang begitu dahsyat. Tindakan kekerasan yang dilakukan oleh polisi terus terjadi. Bagaimana tindakan gereja dalam keadaan seperti ini? Apakah sikap orang percaya dalam kondisi... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – December 2020

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

Ambitious dreams for a more just world

In both rural and urban Zimbabwe, the majority of households grow some of their own food. Changes in climate patterns are apparent to everyone. The droughts used to come every 10 years, then every five. And in a global pandemic, and the situation is... more/más/suite

Prayers for ecumenical dialogue

Open our arms and minds to embrace the broad shoulders of a church bigger than we can imagine. more/más/suite

Kindness during lockdown

“We had only rice provided by the state government nothing else and we were having only rice for many days. I was concerned how to feed my family during this lockdown period. I am a daily wage labourer. During this time, our pastor came with a bag... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – November 2020

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

Melintas batas untuk terhubung lebih dalam

Teknologi mampu memotong jarak yang memisahkan kita selama masa pandemik yaitu disaat kita tidak dapat bertemu orang lain secara langung bertatap muka. Walaupun teknologi mampu membuat kita lebih dekat, tetapi hal itu tidak menjamin bahwa hubungan... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – October 2020

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

Receptive ecumenism

Becoming vulnerable to the other There is a moment when everything changes among the students who take the Mission and Ecumenism course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The student composition of this compulsory course is quite... more/más/suite

A willingness to listen

Victims and FARC dialogue “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet… Righteousness will go before him,” (Psalm 85:10,13). The people of Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia believe in this vision of justice and reconciliation even when it is hard... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – September 2020

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

Permintaan yang tiada henti

Seperti banyak orang Mennonite lain, saya tahu persekusi yang dialami pendahulu Anabaptis di abad XVI. Seperti banyak orang Kristen lain, “ Pikullah salibmu dan ikutlah Aku,” membayangi saya more/más/suite

Bersolidaritas dengan Wayana di French Guyana

Juli 2019, teman saya Linia Sommer meminta saya dan suami untuk mengukur paparan komunitas mereka terhadap air raksa. Linia tinggal di Perancis Guyana (sebelah Suriname), di komunitas hutan tropis terpencil yang dinamai Taluene di bantaran sungai... more/más/suite

Follow the fire: walking with Jesus in the Spirit’s presence

Side by side, the mighty river of Pentecostals today and the heirs of the Anabaptist stream of the Christian tradition may seem fairly remote from each other, but the underground reality is more closely connected than one would first detect. Photo:... more/más/suite

From teaching math to multiplying churches

School graduations, church conferences, crime awareness and prayer meetings. All these take place in our church building with participation from local churches across denominations. We have many opportunities to be peacemakers in our area, working... more/más/suite

“Damai di hatiku”

Esuno Kokoro uchini (hati Yesus ada di hatiku). Esuno Heiwa uchini (Saya punya damai Kristus dalam hatiku). Mitsuru Ishido menulis lagu ini untuk memotivasi Nasu Keiku, anggota gereja Mennonite yang menjahit masker untuk diberikan ke pengungsi,... more/más/suite

Building paths with those who are different

The ecumenical imperative comes from Jesus’ prayer during the passion vigil in Gethsemane. There, by way of his prayer to God, he declared his irrevocable commitment and will that Christians love one another. Jesus pleaded that his disciples “may... more/más/suite