Credentialing and Leadership Development

November 11, 2020

  • This month a small group of MI pastors and leaders began studying Efrem Smith’s book, The Post-Black and Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World. The group meets via Zoom.
  • In October, Sharon had contact with eight congregations in various stages of leadership transitions.
  • Four congregations are actively searching for new pastoral leadership. One recently named a candidate-of-choice to serve as their next pastoral leader and another – after months of prayerful waiting – recently learned they have a pastoral applicant.
  •  Trained search guides continue to volunteer their time, offering a listening ear, an outside perspective, and an ongoing conference presence in pastoral search process.
  • Looking for a next step?–Have you been participating in the monthly webinar series with Nekeisha Alexis, and wonder about a next step? Or were you not able to participate and still wonder what you might do?

    •  Mennonite Church USA has made arrangements with Widerstand Consulting to make anti-racism tutorials available to Mennonite Church USA congregations for a year at reduced cost. Information and pricing is available here. Tobin Miller Shearer is a long-time advocate and educator.