Archive for September 2018

Hope in a time of change

Virginia Mennonite Conference is a network of congregations and organizations seeking to live out God’s mission in the world. Our congregations are located in rural and urban settings. Our membership holds diverse views on a range of theological issues and concerns about society. While we are historically a peace church, we have not always known…

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Journey Forward and MC USA Sexual Abuse Panel results reported to Constituency Leadership Council

The Constituency Leadership Council, together with Executive Board of MC USA, met at Dock Mennonite Academy in Lansdale, Pa., April 12-14. A highlight for me was worship time each morning, and in particular, worship with Dock Mennonite Academy students during their chapel service. These students, leaders of the future for many denominations, shared ways God…

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Kratz updates Conference Council on MC USA issues and conversations

Clyde G. Kratz

Executive Conference Minister Clyde G. Kratz updated Conference Council members on his recent activities at their May 26 meeting. He attended a meeting with other Conference Ministers from across Mennonite Church USA to talk about “how we are going to function in the future and what are some of our basic assumptions.” “In this context,…

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Renewing our commitment to follow Jesus

Elroy Miller

The work of Virginia Mennonite Conference’s Restructuring For Mission (RFM) committee is underway. The goal is to enhance VMC’s capacity to equip leaders in our Conference and churches “for worship and service and to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to our neighbors” (VMC’s mission statement). The Restructuring For Mission committee met six times…

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Journey Forward brings new beginnings

Glen Guyton

Virginia Mennonite Conference is where it all began for me in 1993. At least it is where my journey began in the Mennonite church. I am appreciative to the men and women of this great conference who welcomed me and introduced me to the Anabaptist faith. Now it is my turn to give back to…

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