Miami Dwellers share stories about their year of service at Second Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale. From left to right: Natalie Wolf, Shinhye Seo, Patrick Quiring, Quinten Balzer.

By Wil LaVeist
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Mission Network) – Mennonite Voluntary Service and DOOR Dwell, two programs of Mennonite Mission Network, are among the 2017 class of Service Programs that Change the World.

The impressive list of faith-based programs was announced by The Center for Faith and Service, which develops and identifies programs and resources that support the work of churches. The organization, which has its headquarters at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, is particularly focused on young people.

The programs on its 2017 list are of various denominations, but share Mennonite Voluntary Service and DOOR Dwell's emphasis on peace, justice, and spiritual transformation.

"This year's Service Programs that Change the World represent a diversity of experiences, locations, and social justice causes, but share a collected commitment to bring hope, peace and justice to the world," wrote the Rev. Wayne Meisel, executive director of The Center for Faith and Service.

Meisel indicated that his organization determined the annual list based on its investigation and encounters with the organizations. Acknowledging that the list is incomplete, Meisel wrote that "we can attest to the integrity, promise and joy of those programs listed."

"We are pleased to be among the Service Programs that Change the World," said Del Hershberger, director of Christian Service at Mennonite Mission Network. "We are grateful for the way all of these programs continue to call forth young adults to engage the shalom of God through serving in many different contexts."

Mennonite Voluntary Service and DOOR Dwell both offer young adults the opportunity to dedicate a year or two of their lives to service. While serving, they join an intentional community with peers, serve with a local nonprofit, and plug into the local congregation. Placements include social or health services, education, immigration law, restorative justice, business and more.

 

 

 

 

https://www.mennonitemission.net/news/Mission-Network,-DOOR-among-‘programs-that-change-the-world

Wil LaVeist is a writer and managing editor for multimedia at Mennonite Mission Network.



 

 

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