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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

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – August 2022

Introducing the Global Family: Conferencia Peruana Hermanos Menonitas – Peru ICOMB Member Conference The Peruvian Mennonite Brethren Conference has approximately 457 members and 631 attendees; it is made up of 9 established churches and a number of... 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

Superar las barreras requiere aprendizaje permanente

Al seguir a Jesús, el cruzar barreras es inevitable. Todos preferimos la seguridad del espacio en el que normalmente vivimos. La vida cotidiana tiene hábitos que reproducimos sin, necesariamente, examinar sus implicacias y sus significados; de... 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

Assembly Hub

Scan QR or click here to join the Assembly Hub to watch the videos. Enter the name and email address you used to register for the virtual Assembly. You will be sent a one-time passcode to complete your login. This will be sent to the email and phone... 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

How the Assembly Hub crosses barriers of space

“It’s not the planned things that change us; it’s the encounters,” says Benjamin Isaak-Krauß, a two-time Assembly participant from Germany. Online participants find space for those barrier-crossing encounter at Mennonite World Conference’s event in... more/más/suite

Assembly strives to lower carbon footprint

“Gathering” has become a bigger idea. Two years of changing pandemic restrictions taught people to be together virtually. Mennonite World Conference’s global Assembly benefits from this Zoom savvy. MWC’s event is open for anyone around the world to... more/más/suite

GAPN Webinar: “Do I stay, or do I go?” June 27-29, 2022

Dear friends, We would like to invite you to be part of our upcoming Global Anabaptist Peace Network online gathering on June 27-29, 2022. We are looking forward to meeting all of you. On each of these days, we are planning to meet for 3 hours,... more/más/suite

Youth voices need to be heard

GYS: Life in the Spirit: Learn, Serve, Worship “What a unique opportunity to ask, observe and listen more than we speak,” says Christen Kong, Mennonite Church Canada delegate for the Global Youth Summit (GYS), 1-4 July 2022 in Salatiga, Indonesia. “... more/más/suite

Join Assembly online

Host a watch party – for your Sunday service or at any other time Assembly Hub Poster How to register Speaker handout (all) Workshops Bulletin announcements Watch live? See time charts Ambassador kit Offering handout USA Canada You can access all... more/más/suite

Attend all online workshops

Pray, learn and dialogue together at Assembly “What’s exciting and inspiring about the workshops and meetings at MWC’s Assembly are the learnings that one receives from hearing new experiences and different teachings for following Jesus Christ,”... more/más/suite