This Sunday we will end our series on Deeper Engagement.
Our focus will be on a deeper engagement with the broader Anabaptist church.
How are you connected to the Anabaptist church outside of Marion?
When I use the phrase “broader Anabaptist church” what do you think of…
Mennonite Church USA
But what about…
Mennonite Central CommitteeEastern Mennonite MissionsMennonite Disaster ServiceOther Mennonite ChurchesMenno MediaAnabaptist World MagazineAnabaptist Voice MagazineMissionary Messenger MagazineEastern Mennonite UniversityGoshen CollegeHesston CollegeAnabaptist Mennonite Biblical SeminaryCove Valley CampCumberland Valley Relief CenterEverenceMennonite Historical Association of Cumberland ValleyWritings and Podcast from Conrad KanagyModern Anabaptist Podcast
Are there ways we can be encouraged, supported, and challenged by the broader Anabaptist church?
When I think about Romans 12:3-5…
3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.
I think about how this applies to our church family at Marion, but I also think about how this passage applies to the broader Anabaptist church.
Are there some things you really like about the broader Anabaptist church?
Are there things that annoy you about the larger Anabaptist church?
I encourage you if you have 40 minutes this week to watch this message by Greg Boyd.
Greg talks about how he transitioned from a Baptist believer to an Anabaptist believer. That isn’t our focus, but I love the way Greg describes our “Kingdom call” to put love first. Put love first, even when we think we are right.
I don’t have all the answers, but let’s talk about how we can work, live, and love as the body of Christ.
See ya on Sunday.