AAMA News & Information
Church Grant Opportunity - Are you looking for an opportunity to invest in the leadership of a young adult of color in your congregation/ministry this summer? The MCC Summer Service program may be just what you are looking for. You can find more details here: http://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/volunteer/summer-service or to download the application: http://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/volunteer/summer-service/apply. The project proposal is due by March 6th. For questions please contact Kim Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chantelle at 215-535-3624 or email@example.com.
AAMA Gathering, Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. This will be a time for fellowship and an opportunity to give input to the direction of AAMA for the upcoming biennium. The AAMA business session also will be conducted during this time. Select the AAMA luncheon on the Mennonite Church USA Convention registration to register for this gathering. Click this link to register for the convention and the AAMA Gathering: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1289189. We hope to see you in Kansas!
Philadelphia Mennonite High School (PMHS) transforms the lives of their students through education. They need our support though to continue fulfilling PMHS's mission. Please encourage your congregation to give a donation through a special offering for PMHS. Also please keep the school in your prayers. More information about PMHS is available at www.pmhs98.org
Mennonite United Revival Church is in its final stages of construction of their new church and community center. This will provide more space for ministry to children and community services such as marriage counseling, job preparation counseling, health care workshops, college application assistance, providing hot meals to the needy, etc. United Revival needs assistance to complete this building project. Tax deductible donations can be made to Mennonite United Revival Church, 169 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237. For more information about the church visit www.urmennonitechurch.com.
Immediate Position Openings
Pastor, Northside Christian Family Center - Northside Christian Family Center in Omaha, Nebraska is seeking a pastor with a genuine compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is an opportunity to rebuild a ministry. This person should sense a call to spread the gospel message to the broader Omaha community and should have an awareness of and care for interracial relations. If you would like more information on this position please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) offers a Pastoral Studies Distance Education Program for pastors, lay leaders, deacons and elders focusing on issues vital to ministry. The program is designed for pastors and leaders called to ministry without college or seminary training. For more information visit the web site at www.ambs.edu/PSDE or contact Lois Hess Nafziger, PSDE Administrative Assistant, at PSDE@ambs.edu or 574-296-6245 or 800-964-2627. AMBS also offers Anabaptist Short Courses (six-week, noncredit, online courses which may be eligible for Continuing Education units). More information is available at http://www.ambs.edu/churchleadershipcenter/anabaptist-short-courses.cfm.
Church Community Worker Program -
Mennonite Central Committee U.S. partners with sponsoring
churches or organizations to provide year round
service/employment opportunities for constituent African
American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American young adults in
their home communities. The program is designed to promote and
foster leadership development and support community efforts.
Contact your MCC regional office for more information or visit www.mcc.org.
!Explore – A Program for High School Youth – !Explore is for youth who are passionate about the church and who desire a place in it--youth who are asking deep questions and long to share their vision, energy and hopes. Youth who are in grade 11 and grade 12 may apply for the summer program following that year in school. Participating youth receive a stipend from their congregation and from AMBS. Visit the website for the application deadline. For more information and to apply visit http://www.ambs.edu/churchleadershipcenter/Explore.cfm or call the !Explore office at 800-964-2627 and request an application.
The Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Racism Awareness Program has resources on internalized racist oppression, internalized racist superiority and white privilege. Contact the MCC U.S. office at 717-859-1151 or email at email@example.com.
Mennonite Central Committee Resource for Youth Pastors/Leaders. "Behind the Camouflage, A Primer on Military Enlistment for Youth Pastors, Mentors and Counselors" is available at http://co.mcc.org/. Click the following links for other peace education resources:
National Clergy Renewal Program - This program offered by Lilly Endowment Inc. is intended to strengthen Christian congregations by providing an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the demands of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. The Endowment provides grants directly to congregations for support of a renewal program for their pastor. For information and application deadline visit www.clergyrenewal.org or contact Lilly Endowment Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-916-7302.
Grant money is available from Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for Summer Programs. Mennonite Central Committee U.S. provides summer service/employment opportunities for constituent African American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American college students. The purpose of the program is to develop leadership skills in students while strengthening ties with their home communities. Applications may be due as early as February. Contact your MCC regional office for more information or visit www.mcc.org.
Youth Gun Violence Prevention Initiative Challenge Grants offered by the Alliance for Justice to youth groups affiliated with nonprofit organizations or government agencies. Projects must be high school level. The purpose is to support youth-designed and youth-led campaigns to end gun violence. Contact Kellye McIntosh at 202-822-6070 or Kellye@afj.org.
Youth Service Opportunities - Mennonite Mission Network offers short-term experiences for youth ages 14 to 20. Youth have the opportunity to make a difference in a community, make new friendships and grow in Christ as part of Youth Venture or Group Venture.
Young Adult Service Opportunities - Service Adventure provides service terms for young adults ages 17-20. Mennonite Voluntary Service provides service opportunities for all adults. For more information on these service experiences visit Mennonite Mission Network's web site at http://www.mennonitemission.net/serve/Pages/Home.aspx.