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The word "together" in the Mission Network tagline, "Together, sharing all of Christ with all of creation," refers to both the congregations of Mennonite Church USA and international partners. In some cases, we work in formal partnerships including both, while in other situations the Mission Network is called upon to provide specific support for international partners.
"I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now." - Philippians 1:3-5
Our intent is to do mission work together with others. Forming partnerships with churches and other groups around the world is an integral part of our history of respecting local initiatives and responding to their requests. Now, partnerships between U.S. clusters of churches or area conferences provide opportunities for churches in the United States as well as around the world to be in direct relationship with each other.
Initiative to form a partnership can come from either an international location or the United States. We encourage international churches to consider how their own gifts and resources could be complemented by a partnership. Sometimes, the vision is comprehensive and could connect in mutual ways with a U.S. church partner. In other cases, it may be more appropriate for the Mission Network to respond directly with a mission worker, funding, or connections to others internationally. When a vision emerges in the United States, the Mission Network also seeks partners who feel called to work together.