Join us as African American women lead us through prophetic witness and holistic healing. Utilizing Mennonite Women USA’s Sisterhood Masterclass & Sister Care Seminar, we will address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as we experience Christ together in fellowship and worship. This is a joint undertaking by Mennonite Women USA and Mennonite Mission Network
Mennonite Mission Network is committed to supporting African American leaders through mission outreach that connects people to Christ and each other, as well as training and resources that foster equal opportunities and shared learning. Our goal is that these experiences model the body of Christ — infused by love, peace, healing, and salvation — making our witness available to the world.
Participants will take part in two sessions:
Cost is $75. We hope to see you there!
Calendar of Events
September 29, 2022 – October 2, 2022
February 16, 2020
Join the congregation at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton, OH as our executive director, Cyneatha Milsaps, delivers the sermon.
February 11, 2020
Join our executive director, Cyneatha Milsaps, as she gives a forum titled, “Gun Violence: Its Effects on Family and Community,” at Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University.
January 20, 2020 – January 22, 2020
Carolyn Heggen and Rhoda Keener will be leading women in leadership training in Chiang Mai, District 20.
January 19, 2020
Join others at the San Francisco Mennonite Church to hear Cyneatha Millsaps’ sermon, SPIRIT OF THE BLACK CHURCH.
December 3, 2019
I must have been blinded by the progress of women in my country. I assumed that because women’s rights have advanced in the United States and Canada, they were improving everywhere. I’m no longer so ignorant. I’ve learned how women around the world struggle as they fight to survive and thrive for the sake of their family and community.
For more than 20 years, Mennonite Women USA has sponsored the International Women’s Fund, providing scholarships to international women studying theology, Bible, and ministry. I used to think that we should open these scholarships to female scholars in other fields, but I’ve changed my mind. I’ve seen how higher education in church-related fields is preparing women to lead in their communities. When Women’s Fund scholars gain church leadership positions, they are empowered and earn respect. This allows them to speak truth to powers that continue to treat women as second-class citizens.
Patience is a Ugandan woman in her second year of studies at the University of Uganda. As with many of our scholarship recipients, her post-secondary education would have been impossible without these funds. Her education is equipping her to improve the lives of many women.
Patience, the women whose lives she will touch, and the body of Christ are such worthwhile investments! As you spend money on family and friends this holiday season, consider investing in women like Patience. Join us as we support women in leadership throughout the global church. Today—this Giving Tuesday—donate to the International Women’s Fund.
It’s not hard, and it’s worth it. Don’t pass up this opportunity to make a real difference. Give now.
With appreciation, Cyneatha
Feel like you might be able to contribute? Click here to offer your gifts!
November 10, 2019
Worship with the folks at Shalom Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 10, 2019 to hear Cyneatha Millsaps preach. Worhsip begins at 9:30.
Shalom’s vision is of the city of God where “the leaves of the tree are … healing … the nations,” and we participate in God’s healing love flowing to our city.
October 11, 2019 – October 13, 2019
September 27, 2019
Bethel College, N Newton KS has invited Cyneatha Millsaps as the convocation speaker for Friday, September 27.
September 23, 2019
Women of FEMCORE, Bethel College, are invited to join Cyneathat Millsaps, executive director for Mennonite Women USA for pizza at the Meeting Place on campus. She wants to hear from you and to share more about the new MW USA campaign, CHOOSING SISTERHOOD.