Where does mission begin? With denominational leaders, at a mission agency, or in the local congregation?
The guests on the latest episode of the Ohio Conference Cast encourage local congregations to be actively involved in mission. “We sense our call to walk alongside and empower churches to accomplish the vision that they have,” says Stanley Green, executive director of Mennonite Mission Network (MMN).
In this episode, host Bill Seymour teams up with a guest co-host, Karla Minter, church relations representative for MMN. They are joined by a group of guests from Mennonite Church USA and MMN who attended the SENT 2018 conference, which was held recently in Chicago, Illinois.
Guests include Glen Guyton, executive director of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA); Michael Danner, incoming associate executive director for church vitality and engagement for MC USA; Mauricio Chenlo, minister for church planting at MMN; Sandy Miller, director of church relations for MMN; Stanley Green, executive director of MMN; and Wil LaVeist, senior executive for resourcing and engagement at MMN.
Listen to this episode to hear a discussion about mission and church planting. You will also learn about Glen Guyton’s hopes and dreams for Mennonite Church USA and hear about MC USA’s Journey Forward process. (A copy of the Journey Forward – Renewed Commitments is available here.)