From Our Leaders

25 May 2015 - “Colombian people do not fight for money. You fight for power.” These were the words of a North American missionary after several decades of ministry in Colombia. She was speaking about the ongoing reality of broken relationships among church leaders because of conflicts.After 22 years... Read more...
3 Dec 2014 - In the face of the terror caused by the IS militias in Iraq and Syria, Western nations have reacted with air strikes and deliveries of weapons. A reaction that, given the atrocities described, has been widely accepted – also increasingly in churches. Among the same churches that almost... Read more...
7 Oct 2014 - Some months ago I had the privilege of visiting our churches in Malawi. There we were, along with delegates of several local Brethren in Christ (BIC) congregations, gathered under a tree in order to worship God and speak about our global communion. After a vibrant time of worship I had the... Read more...
3 Sep 2014 - How God uses relationships to build the churchThe global Mennonite church is diverse and vibrant! We grieve that parts of this faith family live in areas plagued with poverty, violence or religious conflict. But the most important message Christians bring to a suffering world is hope: God cares,... Read more...
29 May 2014 - The following is the sermon shared by MWC Vice President, Janet Plenert (Canada), at the Joint Anabaptist Worship Service in Bogotá, Colombia on 18 May, 2014. This united service involved people from all three Anabaptist national churches in Colombia: Iglesia Cristiana Menonita (Mennonite), Iglesia... Read more...
31 Oct 2013 - The last few weeks of August were hectic ones for Mennonite World Conference! We produced hundreds of documents to support visa application procedures for several of our members. Our Deacons Commission organized a delegation from five continental regions for a fraternal visit to the churches in... Read more...
21 Aug 2013 - Some years ago a woman with a foreign accent – a friend of mine – knocked on the door of one of our churches in Bogotá. That church’s pastor – another friend of mine – opened the door. The woman was evangelizing that neighborhood and started to talk with my friend... Read more...

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