Stories

“We felt the connection”

“I think this type of ‘hybrid’ connectedness has great potential for strengthening the communion of Mennonite-related churches around the world,” says Ray Brubacher.Selengkapnya

Believers bring water for drought baptism

In the drought-prone Borena region of Ethiopia, believers saved water to hold a baptism for 120 new believers. The area in Southern Ethiopia currently has a severe water shortage. Believers excavated land and lined it with plastic to preserve... Selengkapnya

Watch for it!

“It was nice to hear something from Indonesia and take part a little bit,” says Erwin Röthlisberger of Evangelische Mennoniten-Gemeinde Bern, Switzerland. He attended Assembly from his home in Europe. Videos from MWC’s Assembly Indonesia 2022 will... Selengkapnya

An opportunity to cross barriers

“Jesus is our hope: even if we go through the valley of the shadow of death, he is by our side.” In the Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday materials for 2023, meet the Christian believer in Burkina Faso who declares this faith despite challenges –... Selengkapnya

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – September 2022

IEU has 16 local churches. Serving the churches, due to the distance between them, is a bit difficult for the conference. For this reason, the conference in Panama works by region. They have five regions and each region has one or two coordinators... Selengkapnya

Fostering relationships

“We want our regional representatives to develop deep relationships with each member church in their region,” says Arli Klassen, regional representatives coordinator. MWC’s regional representatives are part-time volunteers who develop and support... Selengkapnya

Time to correct the page

“Indigenous solidarity hits the heart of what we do in the Philippines with Coffee for Peace,” says Joji Pantoja, chair of the Peace Commission (2015-2022). The Peace Commission drafted a Statement of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples that was... Selengkapnya

Pesan Yesus tentang ketangguhan dan pembebasan

Bacaan Alkitab: Matius 5:3-20 Pada bulan Juni tahun 1981, keluarga kami pindah ke Cochabamba, Bolivia, di mana orang tua saya bertugas untuk mengajar di salah satu seminari Baptis dimana institusi ini menginginkan lebih banyak masukan dari Anabaptis... Selengkapnya

MWC is people-centred 

People are at the heart of the worldwide community of faith that is Mennonite World Conference. “Our global community is itself the message,” declares MWC’s Reference Notebook in section 7.2. “As a church, our overall administrative approach is... Selengkapnya

Executive servants take up the towel

“As a worldwide community of faith in the Anabaptist tradition, people in ministry are key to Mennonite World Conference,” says César García, MWC general secretary. After Assembly 17 and associated meetings, there are new people serving this global... Selengkapnya

Gembala yang Baru

MWC – Melanjutkan pekerjaan yang dimulai Yesus melalui penyembahan, pelayanan, misi, dan penginjilan” (sic). Kata-kata ini tertulis pada tongkat gembala yang terbuat dari kayu yang diberikan oleh J. Nelson Kraybill kepada Presiden MWC terpilih, Henk... Selengkapnya

Gracious welcome on building site

The GKMI synod office is “our home together” and a “house of prayer” for GKMI congregations. The GKMI synod had a longing: to invite the MWC executive committee, Commission secretaries, regional representatives, General Council, and MWC staff to “... Selengkapnya

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – August 2022

Introducing the Global Family: Conferencia Peruana Hermanos Menonitas – Peru ICOMB Member Conference The Peruvian Mennonite Brethren Conference has approximately 457 members and 631 attendees; it is made up of 9 established churches and a number of... Selengkapnya

Menemukan cara baru untuk merespons

Tangguh bertahan dalam menghadapi pandemic Ketika kita melihat kembali apa yang terjadi dalam dua tahun terakhir di seluruh dunia, orang hanya bisa menghela nafas. Kita sebenarnya tidak pernah siap untuk .menghadapi hal ini. Terkurung selama... Selengkapnya

Berdamai dengan pecahan

Kekuatan dalam tangguh bertahan Kesaksian Minggu Perdamaian 2022 “Apabila bejana, yang sedang dibuatnya dari tanah liat di tangannya itu, rusak, maka tukang periuk itu mengerjakannya kembali menjadi bejana lain menurut apa yang baik pada... Selengkapnya

Temu Raya kecil tapi penuh sukacita

Sebagai negara dengan semboyan nasional “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, Indonesia terbukti menjadi tuan rumah yang tepat dalam Temu Raya Mennonite World Conference ke-17, yang terpaksa harus diselenggarakan dengan skala lebih kecil oleh karena aturan... Selengkapnya

Shortened meetings study unity, affirm new members

General Council meeting As the Muslim call to prayer wafted on the air through open doors, the General Council worshipped, prayed, and considered the global fellowship of churches in Mennonite World Conference. The in-person triennial meetings of... Selengkapnya

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – July 2022

An unforgettable gathering of the nations After two years of virtual meetings, ICOMB hosted a face-to-face summit in May 2022, inviting close to 100 global Mennonite Brethren delegates from more than 20 countries – leaders of both established... Selengkapnya

Dibawa oleh kasih Tuhan

"Ketika Yesus datang ke dunia, Dia mengasihi semua orang. Kita semua diciptakan dalam satu gambar, jadi kita perlu memperlakukan setiap orang sebagai layaknya anak-anak Tuhan,” kata Pendeta Yeanny. “Ketika orang membawa tas MWC di tangan mereka,... Selengkapnya

Superar las barreras requiere aprendizaje permanente

Al seguir a Jesús, el cruzar barreras es inevitable. Todos preferimos la seguridad del espacio en el que normalmente vivimos. La vida cotidiana tiene hábitos que reproducimos sin, necesariamente, examinar sus implicacias y sus significados; de... Selengkapnya