“AAMA releases online curriculum for Black church leaders” –
The African American Mennonite Association (AAMA), one of the racial ethnic groups that make up the Racial Ethnic Council of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA), has prepared a new master class curriculum for Black Mennonite church leaders in celebration of Black History Month. The video-based curriculum is titled “Leadership Essentials for the Culture” and uses biblical texts and the experiences of seasoned leaders to empower, equip and encourage underrepresented church leaders across the denomination, with a special focus on Black leadership…. Read more here
“MC USA hires climate justice intern” –
Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) has hired a climate justice intern, Sarah Werner, as part of an effort to provide a continual emphasis on creation care. This internship is funded by a Schowalter Foundation charitable funding distribution awarded to MC USA in late 2021. Werner is working with the denominational minister for peace and justice, Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, through July 2023 to plan the Youth and Young Adult Climate Summit — a one-day event July 7, 2023, immediately following MennoCon23, in Kansas City, Missouri. She has also been tasked with developing climate justice content for the MC USA website, as well as engaging in additional outreach concerning environmental justice… Read more here.
“MC USA names Warren Yoder as director of constituent engagement” –
Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) hired Warren Yoder as the director of constituent engagement. In this new position, Yoder will work from a dispersed location to help the denomination connect more fully with its member churches, organizations and individuals… Read more here.