Monday, June 17, 2024

Leadership Board redefines relationship with Everence

The USMB Leadership Board will no longer nominate U.S. Mennonite Brethren representatives for the Everence Board of Directors. The Leadership Board announced the decision...
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Columns & Essays

Appreciate your pastor

While pastoring at Pine Acres Church in Weatherford, Oklahoma, from 1991 to 2004, my wife, Janna, and I experienced a congregation that wonderfully supported...

Ordinary people

The first week of April, as this issue was being finalized, my father unexpectedly entered hospice and instead of living weeks, he lived days....

Simple service

We arrived at the homeless shelter early and immediately sensed poverty and a feeling of hopelessness. Boarded-up windows on houses, trash and general squalor...

What should I wear?

It’s an age-old question: “What should I wear today?” It’s usually easy to find our uniform or an outfit that meets our needs for...

Embracing the season

With the arrival of spring, the promise of warm weather lingers on the horizon, casting sunshine into every aspect of our lives. There's something...

Five minutes with: J.L. Martin

Most Christian Leader readers know J.L. Martin as the U.S. Mennonite Brethren social media coordinator, bookkeeper and event planner. In recent years, Martin’s long-time...

Registration open for Celebrate 2019

Registration is now open for the third national gathering of boomers, builders and empty nesters, according to MB Foundation. Celebrate 2019 will be held...

When prodigal children don’t return

A younger son demands his inheritance, then “sets off for a distant country”—severing himself from his father’s beliefs, values, and spiritual legacy—with no intention of...

Minnesota church plant now gathers on Sundays

Christian and Erica Kohs are passionate about God’s work through the local church and have spent the last decade serving in pastoral ministry in...

The ministry of listening

It was a most uncomfortable few moments in an otherwise glorious time together as a family. We were enjoying the beauty of California’s Avila...