Virginia Mennonite Conference

March 3, 2015

Kanagy examines VMC data at Winter Delegate Session

March 3, 2015
by Jon Trotter
Communications Manager

Kanagy examines VMC data at Winter Delegate Session

As Virginia Mennonite Conference works among the debates affecting Mennonite Church USA (and many other denominations) over same-gender relationships in the church, one of the unexpected themes to emerge from Winter Delegate Session on February 7 was hopefulness. It may not be easy to see a path forward when 50% of credentialed persons responding to an August 2014 survey of Mennonite Church USA leaders support “progressive” positions on inclusion of LGBTQ persons in church membership, and 50% support “traditional” positions, those aligning with statements on marriage and church membership in …

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Renewing our Connections

March 3, 2015
by Clyde G. Kratz and Aaron Kauffman
Executive Conference Minister and VMMissions President, respectively

Renewing our Connections

For the past 25 years, Virginia Mennonite Conference (VMC) and Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMMissions) have shared the publication, Connections. In this editorial, Clyde Kratz, VMC Executive Conference Minister, and Aaron Kauffman, VMMissions President, discuss the challenges and the dreams that have emerged about this communication tool. Clyde: I value the joint effort by VMC and VMMissions to put forth a quality publication in order to minimize the duplication of services and share the financial burden. One of the by-products of this joint adventure, however, is the confusion of identity that …

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