To ensure women receive the education and training they need to help build the body of Christ, Meserete Kristos College (MK College) in Ethiopia, a ministry of Meserete Kristos Church (MKC), is building a women’s dormitory on its main campus in Debre Zeit.
Recent reports of bulldozed church buildings and toppled Christian crosses in China should not characterize the treatment of Christians throughout the country, said Pastor Andrew (pseudonym) through a translator during a recent visit to Canada.
A clear majority of delegates to Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2016 on July 9 voted in favour of a resolution seeking non-violent solutions to injustices in Israel-Palestine. Only one of 343 registered delegates voted against the resolution.
Someone once asked Sharon Schultz if she became pastor of Eyebrow (Sask.) Mennonite Church in order to help the church to die well. Schultz did some soul-searching and came to the conclusion that, “I don’t think that’s why God brought us here.”
The 14 people out of 38 registered for the Partnering with God’s healing and hope seminar may indicate some wearying of attendees, but those present paid close attention and asked good questions about what a mission partnership with a Witness worker or ministry means.
The Bible uses the same word for covenant regardless of whether that agreement is between God and God’s people, or between people, Safwat Marzouk told delegates at the Friday, July 8 plenary session of Assembly 2016. It’s the same word used in the covenant between God and Noah, between Abraham and his allies, and between Isaac and the Philistines.
Although a concrete picture of what Mennonite Church might look like in two years isn’t yet determined, 318 delegates voted to approve in principle the direction proposed by the Future Directions Task Force (FDTF) to develop a more integrated nation-wide church body. Twenty-one voted against, and 4 ballots were spoiled.