Committed people are Mosaic Mennonite Conference’s greatest resources. We are blessed and privileged with a diversity of gifts and high levels of commitment from our congregations and leaders. We believe it is our responsibility to further develop our leaders as part of their Christian formation and service to the Church. Conference resourcing focuses on missional engagement, intercultural capacity, healthy boundaries, leadership development, and other relevant ministry themes. Conference staff are committed to ongoing assessment to better equip our community with an eye toward the future.
Our conference provides a range of resourcing events throughout the year for credentialed leaders, congregational leadership, Conference Related Ministry representatives, and youth. Some of these events are one-time trainings, while others are classes that can either be audited or taken for seminary credit.
The Youth Formation Team networks, encourages, and equips youth leaders and youth across the conference. Brooke Martin, Danilo Sanchez, Hendy Matahelemual, Michelle Ramirez and Jaye Lindo focus their time on the youth leaders in their neighborhoods and collaborate to further connect and equip youth and youth leaders across the conference.
Faith and Life Gatherings are designated meetings for credentialed and retired leaders in Mosaic Mennonite Conference.
At our Fall 2015 Assembly, Franconia Conference passed the Faith and Life Church Together Statement, calling for the formation of the Faith and Life Commission with the purpose of providing space for pastors and credentialed leaders within the Conference to study scripture with one another. The gatherings are establish and support relationships among pastors and credentialed leaders and build ties of friendship and support.
Read the ministry description for the Faith and Life Commission here.
Learning Communities Grow Healthy Leaders
Leadership can be lonely – especially during a pandemic. Navigating the past year has led to decision fatigue, for you and your congregational leaders. Looking ahead, the future is bright with possibilities, but there are also the dark clouds of fear and doubt.
Who will be left when things get back to “normal”? What energy will there be for reimagining church? Will people want to rush back to “normal” even when normal was unhealthy?
As we move into the future, your own emotional, mental, and spiritual health is more important for your leadership capacity than ever.
Would you consider joining a learning community, where you can meet with other credentialed leaders in a safe environment to share your joys and struggles? These learning communities are facilitated in order to maximize the growth potential in each group. You can sign up for the next available opening or invite some friends and sign up together.
Learning communities are a 12 month commitment, meeting 2 hours each month. The cost is $500 per person, but Mosaic Mennonite Conference has committed to a $150 scholarship for any credentialed leaders who participate.
Use this link to sign up today! https://forms.gle/v6aheyzZnVPnGcQm9
The Sistering Committee’s mission is to provide gatherings for women to share about their lives and to sister one another — and then to spread what they’ve learned to others. The term “sistering” refers to a practice in carpentry in which structural repairs are made by attaching new wood beams to weak (sagging, cracked, or twisted) joists to make the original stronger. All of us are strong at times and can help those who are weak; all of us find it difficult to make it on our own at times and need others to support us. Sistering is a gift that we embody as God’s women as we follow Jesus into the Church and the world. The Sistering Committee is a local ministry of Mennonite Women USA, for women of Mosaic Mennonite Conference.
Mosaic Mennonite Conference is a community of congregations that exists to bring God’s healing and hope to our local communities and support one another for the ministry. All credentialed leaders are invited to participate in a group of choice (cluster, learning community, or a specialized grouping) to be equipped for ministering centered on our missional, intercultural, and formational priorities.
Some current groups that meet are:
- Learning Communities (varied)
- Youth Pastors (monthly)
- Women Pastors (monthly)
- Chaplains (quarterly)
- Retired Pastors (bi-annually)
- Clusters (geographic or affinity groups; varied)
For more information or to join a group, talk to your Leadership Minister.
It was a great opportunity for our younger kids to reconnect, our youth to lead and participate in the planning process, and for me to consider fresh approaches to family ministry.
What do we actually want a pastor to do? What do we hope pastors accomplish? Who is it that influences such conversations?
Do the right thing, no matter what anyone else is doing.
I asked him, “What is the one thing that shocked you the most about American culture?” He said, “The way that you treat your elderly.”
Courageously doing the work of trauma healing for ourselves and others requires all of us to do our part so that we do not transmit our unhealed pain and suffering on to others.
When I do sit with God, and listen, pray, and reflect, God’s Spirit moves and disciples me.
There are so many opportunities that are available right NOW for being Christ-like in a healthy, positive way with a bicycle.
Resources, information, articles and updates during the COVID-19 crisis.
Desde la desesperanza y la angustia nace la esperanza y la solidaridad con otras personas.
This pandemic invites people of faith to hold in tension fear and trust, despair and hope, death and life.