Mennonite Mission Network serves 21 area conferences of Mennonite Church USA in all their diversity: rural and urban congregations, younger and older populations, long-standing and new immigrant communities, speaking multiple languages, and many with varying convictions about how to be God’s faithful people in today’s world.
We embrace this calling with a commitment to serve the church in all of its parts. We seek to be a bridge of understanding, reconciliation and engagement when challenges face us as a diverse body of Christ. Our desire is to see people of all cultures are transformed by Jesus Christ and to encourage the emergence of new faith communities equipped to be about God’s mission in the world.
Following are values shape us and form the culture, character and relationships of Mennonite Mission Network. Our goal is that they will become a natural outgrowth of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. They represent our intentions as individuals and teams within Mission Network.
Vision We are committed to and will articulate our organizational vision and will stimulate a passion for God’s mission around the globe.
Intercultural diversity We affirm and support the advancement of intercultural diversity and the dismantling of racism. We work actively to build strong intercultural relationships and increase our ability to serve diverse groups and congregations in their mission involvement. We strive to deepen relationships with all individuals regardless of age, race, color, national origin, gender and abilities, and envision people of many nations, tribes, peoples and languages as participants in the kingdom of God.
Community We seek to cultivate a spirit of unity and grace that demonstrates compassion and forgiveness in interpersonal and community relationships. We seek to set an example, both by being trustworthy and by extending trust in our relationships across the church.
Innovation We show flexibility and exhibit openness to new strategies, procedures and opportunities by nurturing a learning culture and by expanding our skills and knowledge. We demonstrate this openness to taking risks by encouraging, planning, and helping to implement new ideas.
Interdependence We demonstrate mutuality by strengthening connections and communication between work groups, building partnerships and networks among complementary groups and agencies within our constituency and with partners around the world.
Collaboration We seek to foster an approach to mission in which every partner is an equal at the table. We develop effective, cohesive teams that work cooperatively together, accepting and sharing responsibility. We foster this cohesion by working together to make decisions in ways that promote ownership and commitment.
Stewardship We discern and promote wise use of both natural and financial resources and, encourage self-care and sensible workloads.
Church-centeredness We embrace God’s mission calling for the church by inviting the involvement of local congregations and by encouraging churchwide mission. We seek to support the participation of congregations and conferences in mission by planning strategies to partner and assist in ministries—local, churchwide, and global in nature.
Spiritual vitality We are committed to being prayerful, joyful followers of Jesus, sensitive to God’s calling and direction, modeling sensitivity to God’s spirit, and nurturing awareness of God’s leading in our daily work.
Mennonite Mission Network serves 21 area conferences of Mennonite Church USA in all their diversity: rural and urban congregations, younger and older populations, long-standing and new immigrant communities, speaking multiple…