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Assembly 17 in Indonesia available to more participants through hybrid format

Following the decision to offer the 2022 Assembly in Indonesia as a hybrid event, the Program Committee members and Assembly staff are now re-imagining the event and its additional online opportunities. “The goal remains the same: to give every... more/más/suite

Devotional written by women for women

In the face of the pandemic’s challenges, “we can sit around waiting, full of fear in the face of the reality we are surrounded by, or we can take advantage of the flexible time and use it as an opening to be creative and productive,” says Mary Cano... more/más/suite

Fellowship is stronger than lockdowns

“Together on [Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday], we feel connected to our brothers and sisters all over the world,” says Jannie Nijwening, pastor at Doopsgezind Gemeente Zaanstreek in the Netherlands. Around the globe, congregations in the... more/más/suite

Chief Operations Officer leaves for other pastures

“Over the last two years, I have felt God’s leading toward full-time pastoral ministry and I am excited to have this opportunity now,” says Len Rempel. Len Rempel will complete his service with Mennonite World Conference as Chief Operations Officer... more/más/suite

MWC continues pastoral response to COVID-19

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, stories poured in from MWC member churches about job loss and hunger in their congregations and communities due to shut downs. Mennonite World Conference began collecting funds to respond to pandemic-... more/más/suite

Invite an MWC speaker

“I very much appreciate having guests who can bring their experience and theological perspectives to help broaden my faith and understanding of being a global community,” says Greg Jantzi, pastor of Nith Valley Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, Ontario... more/más/suite

Assembly team crosses pandemic barriers

“For many, attending Assembly is a life-changing encounter with the global Anabaptist family,” says Elina Ciptadi, a member of the GKMI national church and former chair of AMIGOS (the predecessor of the YABs Committee [Young Anabaptists]). “Assembly... more/más/suite

Hurricanes wreak havoc in Central America

Climate impacts What resources on creation care would be most useful? The recently formed Creation Care Task Force (CCTF) of Mennonite World Conference asked this in a survey of Anabaptists around the world. Many respondents wanted to learn more... more/más/suite

7 tips for creating engaging online events

Gathering in person was limited or restricted around the world in 2020. Many congregations moved their services online, using this virtual means of connection. These trends will continue in 2021 and beyond. In-person events provide many small ways... more/más/suite

What you read in 2020

In 2020, Mennonite World Conference unveiled a newly designed website with simpler menus and mobile-friendly display. You, our members, were interested in news on Assembly this year, and there was a lot of it – including in Indonesian: “ MWC shifts... more/más/suite

Captivated by the stories

“The [MWC Assembly] workshops provided a very rare opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to meet and share their stories and experiences of the great things God has accomplished through their ministries,” says Francis Ojwang, a church... more/más/suite

Celebrate AWFS with online prayer

“Apart and together, we meet in prayer as a global Anabaptist family to encourage each other and share burdens,” says Arli Klassen, regional representatives coordinator. “This year, we offer a special invitation to gather online to participate in a... more/más/suite

Executive Committee approves expansion plan

“God has anointed us to bring good news to the broken-hearted…and proclaim the year of God’s favour,” says J. Nelson Kraybill, MWC president, quoting Isaiah 61:1-4. “The past 10 months of COVID-19 have been disorienting,” he says, but notes how the... more/más/suite

Pandemic fund targets inequalities in global church

Hope in a relief kit God appeared to Mr Nagamanickam through a COVID-19 relief kit. He lives in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India, in a small house with his wife and daughter. Like many of his neighbours, he was a day labourer until six years... more/más/suite

Locked down but uplifted

“The love from Indonesia”: for YAMENers Enosh Rupamajhi, Jeu Song and Olicky Muchindu, the warmth of relationship – from their hosts and each other – is a hallmark of their year. ¡YAMEN! offers young adults from around the world an opportunity to... more/más/suite

Knowledge for everyone

Whether you’re looking for historical background for an academic paper, a church anniversary story, or to confirm a detail like “when was the MWC Assembly held in Curitiba, Brazil?” the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online can help you... more/más/suite

Ministerial credentials terminated

Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite World Conference have received news from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) of the termination of the ministerial credentials of John D. Rempel of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., due to... more/más/suite

MWC financial update 2020

You make a difference in our Global Anabaptist community when you contribute to the ministry of MWC. We thank you: national member churches, local congregations and individuals. Designated funds are used to carry out specific ministries; this year,... more/más/suite

Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday worship materials

Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday is an opportunity to remind our communities of faith that we are all part of one body made up of many tribes, languages and nations (Revelation 7:9). Each year, we encourage Anabaptist-related churches across the... more/más/suite

Go into the community

Anabaptist health network responds to COVID-19 “We are bound together as a community not only through this global pandemic, but through our faith,” says Rick Stiffney, steering committee member of the Global Anabaptist Health Network. The Global... more/más/suite