By Ann Leaman

Marvin Lorenzana is the author of the newest booklet in Mennonite Mission Network’s   Missio Dei series titled Not just disciples but disciple makers. The director for discipleship initiatives at Mennonite Mission Network, Marvin Lorenzana was one of the speakers at Ohio Conference’s 2018 Annual Conference Assembly and 2018 Gathered and Sent Missional Conference.

“Biblical discipleship,” he says, “is only complete when a faithful disciple of Jesus learns — in an intentional and relational way — how to make another faithful disciple of Jesus” (p. 3).

This booklet raises important questions about the difference between being disciples of Jesus and being Jesus’ disciple makers. To get copies of this booklet, go to

Ohio Conference Editor Ann Leaman has agreed to serve as the Ohio Conference Resource Advocate. The role of the Resource Advocate is to be aware of the latest resources from the various Mennonite Church USA groups and to find creative ways to make these resources useful to pastors and lay leaders in congregations.

For questions about resources available from Mennonite agencies, contact Ann at