Category Archives: Clarion-Call

Ambassadors of Reconciliation, November 27, 2018

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Note:  This Sprouts article is the second of three articles on each of the sections of Renewed Commitments, the core-values document of Mennonite Church USA’s Journey Forward process. (For the article on the first commitment, … Continue reading

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A community of the living Word, September 25, 2018

     by Heidi Regier Kreider Between now and Mennonite Church USA convention in 2019, congregations and conferences in MC USA are encouraged to engage in Journey Forward, a two-year process of church-wide discernment growing out of the Future Church Summit held … Continue reading

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Praying for WDC with open eyes, July 31, 2018

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister I enjoyed gathering at WDC’s annual assembly with many of you this past weekend!  In my report during the delegate meeting, I noted that I often pray for WDC congregations as I … Continue reading

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A Missional Legacy, May 29, 2018

     by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister I was surprised last January when I received an invitation to speak in a panel presentation at this year’s SENT conference, an annual church planting consultation sponsored by Mennonite Mission Network.  I … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, May 1, 2018

Transitions  by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister Last weekend, my family traveled to Goshen (IN) College to attend our youngest son’s graduation.  It was a full weekend of celebration and ceremony, story-telling and community building, and commencement of a … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, March 27, 2018

How is this week holy?      by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister During this Holy Week, I pray for WDC congregations, pastors, chaplains and other leaders as you plan and participate in special events focusing on Jesus’ passion and … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart: Reflections on Evangelism, January 30, 2018

       by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister What do you think of when you hear the word “evangelism?”  The WDC Resource Commission is sponsoring a “Year of Evangelism” in 2018, and already there is a wide variety of … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, November 28, 2017

Guns and Church      by Heidi Regier Kreider, Conference Minister  In a recent blog, Mennonite pastor Horace McMillon said the debate about gun reform in the U.S. is not really a policy discussion, but a religious discussion.  He writes, “We have … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, September 26, 2017

From the Conference Minister’s Heart      by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister In recent months I have encountered a number of writings and presentations on the inter-related issues of colonialism, war, and racial injustice.  It is difficult to … Continue reading

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From the Conference Minister’s Heart, August 29, 2017

A Watching World      by Heidi Regier Kreider, WDC Conference Minister On the day before the recent solar eclipse, my family and I were on a trip driving home from Indiana to Kansas.  Our goal was to find a good … Continue reading

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