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A gentle peace witness: The Mennonite church in the Philippines

Since 2016, the Philippines has been led by a president who is controversial for his anti-drug campaign. There has been an increase in extra-judicial killings where policemen are said to execute drug pushers and anyone who fights back. There is a... more/más/suite

Discipling girls and boys

In this issue, we have examples of how members of the Anabaptist Mennonite family are making a place for children in their local churches around the world. We are Iglesia Cristiana Menonita el Perú (Mennonite church of Peru). We are a faith... more/más/suite

Prayers for children

In this issue, we have examples of how members of the Anabaptist Mennonite family are making a place for children in their local churches around the world. The children are truly well catered for during these BICC Zimbabwe General Conferences ... more/más/suite

Nurturing peace in children

In this issue, we have examples of how members of the Anabaptist Mennonite family are making a place for children in their local churches around the world. The Peace, Integrity and Lifeskills Clubs (PILLS) are values education-based clubs for the... more/más/suite

Protecting children

“Is it actually necessary to think about those topics (abuse, neglect)? I mean, we are part of a Christian church!” This is a common reaction I get while educating people about the topic of “Safe Church.”* Sadly, though, it is a fact that churches... more/más/suite

"Let the little children come to me"

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs” (Mathew 19:14). The Gospels record Jesus saying these words to those who want to remove the children from his presence. Jesus... more/más/suite

Making up

Children’s ministry resource This story illustrates a way of worshiping with children. The author believes it is very important to both acknowledge the children’s connection with God and the sacredness of learning from Scripture at the beginning of... more/más/suite

From ordinary to history maker

At Renewal 2027 – The Holy Spirit Transforming Us in Kisumu, Kenya, 21 April 2018, several people shared a testimony of one experience of the Spirit’s work changing people in the church. Several of the columns in this section have been adapted from... more/más/suite

Remember and learn

At Renewal 2027 – The Holy Spirit Transforming Us in Kisumu, Kenya, 21 April 2018, several people shared a testimony of one experience of the Spirit’s work changing people in the church. Several of the columns in this section have been adapted from... more/más/suite

Ripe for Evangelism: Uganda Mennonite Church is growing

“Uganda is ripe for evangelism and the church is growing,” says bishop Okoth Simon Onyango, national coordinator of Mennonite Church Uganda. The new Mennonite World Conference member church currently reports 553 members in 18 congregations. Accepted... more/más/suite

A celebration of family in India

Deacons Commission secretary and Mennonite World Conference (MWC) president-elect Henk Stenvers and a Mennonite World Conference delegation consisting of Hanna Soren and Vikal Rao (Deacons Commission), Paul Phinehas (Executive Committee, Asia... more/más/suite

A transformed spirit of courage

At Renewal 2027 – The Holy Spirit Transforming Us in Kisumu, Kenya, 21 April 2018, several people shared a testimony of experiencing the Spirit’s work changing people in the church. The columns in this section have been adapted from their... more/más/suite

Messengers of hope

Mennonite pastor Jürg Bräker stopped at Messenger Fountain [ Läuferbrunnen ] in his home city of Bern, Switzerland. He wet his hands in the flowing spout, and declared, “This water turned blood-red on the day Hans Haslibacher was beheaded in 1571.”... more/más/suite

World Fellowship Sunday: Responsive Prayer

Text: Luke 4:18-21 (NRSV) Leader: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; All: Forgive us, Lord, for the times our actions have not been consistent with the message of Good News to the most... more/más/suite

Holy Spirit Breakthrough in East Africa

“ In the last days it will be, God declares, t hat I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams ” (Acts 2:17). Bishop Kisare was... more/más/suite

A transformed spirit of listening

At Renewal 2027 – The Holy Spirit Transform ing Us in Kisumu , Kenya , 21 April 201 8 , several people shared a testimony of experiencing the Spirit’s work changing people in the church . The columns in this section have been adapted from their... more/más/suite

A transformed spirit of answered prayer

At Renewal 2027 – The Holy Spirit Transform ing Us in Kisumu , Kenya , 21 April 201 8 , several people shared a testimony of experiencing the Spirit’s work changing people in the church . The columns in this section have been adapted from their... more/más/suite

A rush of violent wind

Three reasons the Holy Spirit is relevant to the church today Fifty days after Passover, the Jewish community gathered in Jerusalem for the Festival of Weeks. At the same time, the followers of Jesus gathered in a room awaiting the promise of the... more/más/suite

The gift of the Holy Spirit in the 16th century and today

Many written testimonies of the early Anabaptist movement point toward the work of the Holy Spirit as the central driving force. The Holy Spirit goes to people who are awaiting. It was the case in Pentecost (Acts 2) while the disciples were praying... more/más/suite

A divine calling

The Canadian Prairies can seem like a hard place to live. It gets very cold in wintertime. The growing season is short, and the crop options are limited. For Prairie dwellers in Canada, it’s possible to think the shift in weather patterns – year... more/más/suite