Mission USA is all about transformed lives. We know from many studies that new churches bring more people into the family of God than anything else. Our vision is to plant 60 new churches by 2022 by planting six new USMB congregations each year. This is a lofty goal, and it will only happen through God's power. The concentrated teamwork of our churches, districts and national ministries working together to plant churches is not just a good thing to do, we must do it.
In order to plant more churches, we're praying and searching for committed and gifted church planters. We're unabashedly asking people to give much-needed funds to invest in this eternity-changing vision. And to surround it all, we're seeking many prayer warriors who will commit to pray for direction, wisdom and protection. And we also ask for prayers for connection—with people who don't know Jesus yet.
Mission USA is also about resourcing our existing churches for ministry. We strive to help our local churches be the best they can be. We think USMB has a responsibility to provide high quality assistance and leadership training for our churches in partnership with our districts. The national church leadership intitiative, LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) is designed to provide a breadth of leadership enhancing events and interactions. For more on the LEAD Initiative, click here.
Mennonite Brethren have always been a missionary people and our current efforts to plant churches and renew existing congregations is simply our most recent efforts at living out the Great Commission to spread the Good News in our own communities as well as around the world. Mission USA - is about "being on mission" here at home.
Mission USA was established in 1996 as the church planting and church renewal arm of the U.S. Mennonite Brethren Church. Ed Boschman was the first director of Mission USA, from 1996 to 2001. Don Morris has been the director from August 2004 to the present.