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 Gallery—15 years of ministry

 

 

https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4340Mennonite Mission Network engages in holistic ministries.After the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan Mission Network personnel worked alongside Mennonite congregations to help with rescue and clean up operations.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4352Akiko Aratani and Ray Epp welcomed some of those evacuated their homes due to radio-active contamination. Since 2007 they have worked at creation care and environmental protection at Menno Village.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4354Mission Network personnel and partners work to share Jesus’ love in many different ways. In Nepal that looks like creating jobs.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4357In Benin we work at child nutrition.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4337In Nigeria we produce clean drinking water.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4366In many European countries we welcome and walk with refugees.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4367And in Australia we fight for immigrant rights.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4362While peace and Justice principles run through all of Mennonite Mission Network’s ministries, the Peace and Justice Support Network specifically advocates for and provides peace education for U.S. congregations.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4378Mission Network is committed to racial reconciliation.In 2014, the Church Relations department named a representative to work with the African American Mennonite Association and the churches it serves.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4355This led to an African American Mennonite pastors gathering in 2015. It was an occasion for Black leaders to connect with each other and to learn of resources available to them.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4365Mission Network also partnered with Mennonite Women USA to host the first African American Sister Care Seminar in 2017.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4379Mission Network’s partner DOOR made significant changes to become a better fit for young adults of color. In 2014, 13 percent of DOOR staff were people of color. In 2016, it had increased to 50 percent.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4252Two SENT gatherings, in 2016 and 2017, have provided resources and relationship building for Mennonite church planters. Many of the new congregations reach out to communities of color.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4380Annually, more than 3000 people of all ages serve with local congregations in community ministries through six programsThese programs support local ministries. Some of of which support immigrants and refugees.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4361Some build community through development or teaching.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4351Others work at local food justice and creation care, to name a few.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4360Mission Network invests in training church leaders in their own cultural contextsThe Mennonite centers in London and Paris celebrate over 50 years of service. The centers began when African and Asian students experienced racial prejudice in Europe, creating a lodging need. (A similar center opened in Brussels in 1982.)
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4341More recently, Anabaptist centers have also been established in Japan and South Korea.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4349In Latin America Mission Network has partnered with the Women Theologians Network which has enabled women from 19 countries to support each other's ministries.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4343In 2012, less than 10 years after enrolling its first students, Benin Bible Institute had graduated more than 1,000 church leaders from 70 denominations to serve the country’s rapidly growing congregations. Similar schools exist on almost every continent.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4347Mission Network also supports schools that grant post-graduate degrees in France, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan and Ukraine.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4345Mennonite Mission Network has entered into about 100 international partnerships during the past 15 years. The Mongolia Mission Partnership was one of the earliest. Support by individuals, businesses, and Ohio Mennonite congregations make the minsitries in Mongolia through JCS International possible.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4338The good news of Jesus is shared through partnerships on all six continents where Mennonite Mission Network serves.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4385Through these partnerships and others Mission Network lives into the two-way mission model, emboding the belief that to live as God intended we must listen and learn from people of all cultures.
https://www.mennonitemission.net/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4383
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4458Some build community through development or teaching.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4461
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4460Mission Network invests in training church leaders in their own cultural contextsThe Mennonite centers in London and Paris celebrate over 50 years of service. The centers began when African and Asian students experienced racial prejudice in Europe, creating a lodging need. (A similar center opened in Brussels in 1982.)
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4462While peace and Justice principles run through all of Mennonite Mission Network’s ministries, the Peace and Justice Support Network specifically advocates for and provides peace education for U.S. congregations.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4469More recently, Anabaptist centers have also been established in Japan and South Korea.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4476Mission Network’s partner DOOR made significant changes to become a better fit for young adults of color. In 2014, 13 percent of DOOR staff were people of color. In 2016, it had increased to 50 percent.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4471Mission Network also supports schools that grant post-graduate degrees in France, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan and Ukraine.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4472This led to an African American Mennonite pastors gathering in 2015. It was an occasion for Black leaders to connect with each other and to learn of resources available to them.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4477Mission Network is committed to racial reconciliation.In 2014, the Church Relations department named a representative to work with the African American Mennonite Association and the churches it serves.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4490Mennonite Mission Network engages in holistic ministries.After the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan Mission Network personnel worked alongside Mennonite congregations to help with rescue and clean up operations.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4487In 2012, less than 10 years after enrolling its first students, Benin Bible Institute had graduated more than 1,000 church leaders from 70 denominations to serve the country’s rapidly growing congregations. Similar schools exist on almost every continent.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4485The good news of Jesus is shared through partnerships on all six continents where Mennonite Mission Network serves.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4489Mennonite Mission Network has entered into about 100 international partnerships during the past 15 years. The Mongolia Mission Partnership was one of the earliest. Support by individuals, businesses, and Ohio Mennonite congregations make the minsitries in Mongolia through JCS International possible.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4491In Nigeria we produce clean drinking water.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4493In Latin America Mission Network has partnered with the Women Theologians Network which has enabled women from 19 countries to support each other's ministries.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4494Others work at local food justice and creation care, to name a few.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4495Two SENT gatherings, in 2016 and 2017, have provided resources and relationship building for Mennonite church planters. Many of the new congregations reach out to communities of color.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4497In Benin we work at child nutrition.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4505Mission Network also partnered with Mennonite Women USA to host the first African American Sister Care Seminar in 2017.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4506Annually, more than 3000 people of all ages serve with local congregations in community ministries through six programsThese programs support local ministries. Some of of which support immigrants and refugees.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4499Akiko Aratani and Ray Epp welcomed some of those evacuated their homes due to radio-active contamination. Since 2007 they have worked at creation care and environmental protection at Menno Village.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4504In many European countries we welcome and walk with refugees.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4503And in Australia we fight for immigrant rights.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4510Through these partnerships and others Mission Network lives into the two-way mission model, emboding the belief that to live as God intended we must listen and learn from people of all cultures.
https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4511Mission Network personnel and partners work to share Jesus’ love in many different ways. In Nepal that looks like creating jobs.


Mennonite Mission Network highlights grow out of 150 years of Anabaptist mission that seeks to present Jesus' message in ways that it can be heard as good news. Mission Network embraces the reality of two-way mission, an understanding that one culture does not hold the whole truth to living in a way that is pleasing to God, but that mutual conversion is necessary to becoming God's people from every language and nation. 

This mission paradigm has borne fruit most distinctively on the African continent and in South America through walking alongside indigenous churches. It has resulted in a   partnership model that is rooted in the legacy practiced by Mission Network's predecessor agencies.*

Mennonite Mission Network offers a holistic message that recognizes that God's shalom encompasses material, social, and emotional healing, as well as spiritual peace. 


*Commission on Home Ministries, Commission on Overseas Mission (including Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission), and Mennonite Board of Missions.