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Road trip

May 7th, 2010 by isaac · 2 Comments

For the next four months I’ll be visiting different Mennonite congregations through the USA. These trips are part of a grant I received from the Louisville Institute: Gifts of Unity. While on the road I’ll be writing for the Mennonite Weekly Review. My first column describes what I’m trying to do. Here’s an excerpt:

God is present through the ordinary life of our congregations. The life of God pulses through the body of Christ, flowing through us and with us. Congregational life ushers in the presence of God’s eternal love for the world.

This column will be a series of scenes from God’s mission among rural and urban congregations, wealthy and poor, young and old, recent church plants and historic congregations.

I hope to see Christ’s love made flesh in the diversity of his many members. I hope to see the features of God’s face in the sisters and brothers of the Mennonite family.


For the rest of the article, follow this link: Life of the body

Tags: church life · published

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jared // May 8, 2010 at 7:33 am

    where will you be going?

  • 2 isaac // May 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Here’s my schedule:

    May 1-9: Dallas, TX—Iglesia Menonita, Luz del Evangelio
    May 22-30: Boonsboro, MD—Mt. Zion Mennonite
    June 12-20: San Francisco, CA—First Mennonite
    July 3-11: Lancaster, PA—East Chestnut St. Mennonite
    July 24-Aug 1: Goessel, KS—Alexanderwohl Mennonite
    Aug 14-22: Freeman, SD—Salem/Zion Mennonite
    Sept 4-12: Chicago, IL—Chicago Community Mennonite
    Sept 25-Oct 3: Buras, LA—Lighthouse Fellowship Mennonite