- We celebrate that Joanne Gallardo Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Conference staff and Missional Leadership Team members will take the IDI and will meet with Joanne in the coming months to develop a plan for growth in intercultural competence. Other conference leadership teams and pastors will be invited to participate in the IDI in future.
- Monica Miller’s credentialing and installation service at First Mennonite, Indianapolis, officiated by Sharon Yoder on November 7.
- Several new conversations with persons interested in planting churches in IN-MI conference and the opportunity to partner with Mennonite Mission Network as these leaders participate in the SENT church planting discipleship cohort.
- As we look ahead to celebrating Thanksgiving, we also are aware of the danger of the single story that our history has told with this holiday. In an effort to encourage individuals and congregations to consider the stories and experiences of indigenous persons, we recommend exploring this list of books by indigenous authors.