Mennonite Church USA is hosting a series of educational webinars to prepare delegates and their conferences/congregations for the Special Session of the Delegate Assembly, May 27-30, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri. The following are January Zoom events. More will come in later months.

Conflict, most simply, is a gap between what we want and what we are experiencing at any point in time. This gap is a natural consequence of diversity. And, there’s a lot of energy in the gap. This energy can be used negatively in drama, or positively with compassion. Join Nate Regier, author and compassionate conflict expert, to learn a simple and effective framework for harnessing the positive potential in conflict. Use your next difficult conversation as an opportunity to build greater connection, innovation and commitment. Register here

The development of resolutions, especially church statements, must seek to follow our ecclesiology. We believe the church exists at the congregational, area conference and national conference levels. While each person is responsible for developing and maintaining a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, our understandings of the revelation of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are refined and tested by the community of believers on the three levels of our church. This seminar will explore the current role resolutions play in MC USA and hope we might shape the resolution process in the future. Register here

Join MC USA’s Iris de Leon Hartshorn (facilitator) and panelists Jamie Pitts of AMBS, Pastor Isaac Villegas of Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Mennonite Fellowship and Shana Peachey Boshart of Mennonite Education Agency for an engaging discussion on biblical discernment. In this one-hour webinar, the panel will address three key topics:

· Biblical and historical understanding of discernment

· Congregational experiences with discernment

· Best practices for discernment 

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