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Welcome


Welcome to Mennonite Men.  We are the men's organization for Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA with a mission of Engaging men to grow, give and serve as followers of Jesus for God's shalom.

Check out our program for assisting new churches under JoinHands, our resources for men under JoinMen, and our campaign to plant one million trees under JoinTrees.

Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter, Engage, or read past issues by clicking here.



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Trees, the Land, and Jesus: A Working and Learning Trip to Palestine and Israel Trees, the Land, and Jesus: A Working and Learning Trip to Palestine and Israel Trees, the Land, and Jesus: A Working and Learning Trip to Palestine and Israel 2025-02-12T05:00:00Z2/27/2025 5:00:00 AMPalestine & Israel Join Mennonite Men and Mennonite Palestine Israel Network (MennoPIN) as we travel to Palestine and Israel to plant olive trees, meet Palestinian peacemakers, and connect the land to Jesus’ way of peace

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Creating Stories of Hope: Finding Healing in the Male JourneyCreating Stories of Hope: Finding Healing in the Male JourneyCreating Stories of Hope: Finding Healing in the Male Journey2024-04-05T04:00:00Z4/7/2024 4:00:00 AMAmigo Centre, Sturgis MichiganJames Yoder, Leon Bauman ​Within our individual and collective stories there is a unity that touches all of creation. As we walk this earth, we carry those stories in our hearts, souls and bodies. The wisdom of our stories are as important as time and stretch into eternity. Our retreat will explore the ways that our interpretations of life events impact the stories we create. Individually, in small groups, and in larger groups, we will hear ancient stories and emerging stories. As our stories are told, we will contemplate questions common to the male journey.
Living that Matters for Goshen College MenLiving that Matters for Goshen College MenLiving that Matters for Goshen College Men2024-03-03T05:00:00Z3/3/2024 5:00:00 AMPathways Retreat, Goshen, INSteve Thomas ​​Men, what kind of man do you want to be and how canyou live a life that matters? In this half-day retreat, wewill examine the scripts we’ve been given, explore differing expressions masculinity, reconsider our purpose and aims in life.
Living that Matters for Men: a half-day retreatLiving that Matters for Men: a half-day retreatLiving that Matters for Men: a half-day retreat2023-12-09T05:00:00Z12/9/2023 5:00:00 AMGoshen, INSteve Thomas ​Men, what kind of man do you want to be and how canyou live a life that matters? In this half-day retreat, wewill examine the scripts we’ve been given, explore differing expressions masculinity, reconsider our purpose and aims in life.
Living that Matters: a half-day retreatLiving that Matters: a half-day retreatLiving that Matters: a half-day retreat2023-11-11T05:00:00Z11/11/2023 5:00:00 AMNewton, KSSteve Thomas Men, what kind of man do you want to be and how can you live a life that matters? In this half-day retreat, we will examine the scripts we’ve been given, explore differing expressions masculinity, reconsider our purpose and aims in life.
Living that Matters for Men: a half-day retreatLiving that Matters for Men: a half-day retreatLiving that Matters for Men: a half-day retreat2023-08-19T04:00:00Z8/19/2023 4:00:00 AMGoshen, INSteve Thomas ​Men, what kind of man do you want to be and how can you live a life that matters? In this half-day retreat, we will examine the scripts we’ve been given, explore the nature of healthy masculinity, andreconsider our purpose and roles in life. Download the flyer at bit.ly/LTM_flyer
Plant Sale Plant Sale Plant Sale2023-05-06T04:00:00Z5/6/2023 4:00:00 AM727 New York Street, Goshen, IN Join us for a plant sale to benefit JoinTrees, a campaign of Mennonite Men to plant one million trees by 2030. Expand your indoor plant family or beautify your outdoor space while supporting clean air and a sustainable climate! Plants will be available for purchase from 10am to 1pm at Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, IN. Come support our work and take home a new plant or five!
Creating Stories of Hope: Finding Healing in the Male JourneyCreating Stories of Hope: Finding Healing in the Male JourneyAmigo Centre Men's Retreat2023-04-28T04:00:00Z4/30/2023 4:00:00 AMAmigo Centre, Sturgis, MI ​Join us in April for our first annual Men's Retreat. James Yoder and Leon Bauman will be leading the group in creating stories of hope out of the life experiences that we bring to the table. This retreat will allow time for personal reflection and small and large group sharing while we seek to envision the next chapter in our stories.
Mennonite Men tree planting along the Indiana Toll Road.Mennonite Men tree planting along the Indiana Toll Road.Indiana Toll Road Tree Planting2023-04-27T04:00:00Z4/27/2023 4:00:00 AMService Plaza near Howe ​Contact Steve Thomas to participate in this tree planting event stevet@mennonitemen.org.

 Pieces

Mennonite Men work in Palestine

Participate in a pair of programs to support the work of peace in Palestine. Mennonite Men and MennoPIN will partner to: 

Raise funds to replace olive trees in Palestine

Help MennoPIN and our JoinTrees campaign raise $50,000 to replace thousands of olive trees and enable Palestinian families to remain on their land.

Travel to Palestine & Israel

A two-week sojourn in Palestine and Israel, February 12-27, 2025, will include time to plant olive trees, meet Palestinian peacemakers, and connect the land to Jesus' way of peace. 


2023 Annual Report now available


Mennonite Men's 2023 Annual Report is available toprovide a summary of our recent work. Find the four-page report at HERE




Order Living that Matters: Honest Conversations for Men of Faith

Do you wonder what it means to be a man? Do you desire to grow? Want something more? Long for a life that matters? Seek to make a difference in the world? If so, Living That Matters may be for you or your group. This practical handbook is a guide to help individuals and groups engage in honest conversations on what matters most for men—with a focus on following Jesus, forming community, and building peace.

With over 60 years of combined experience in pastoral ministry and social work geared toward men, authors Steve Thomas and Don Neufeld offer many short reflections to help individuals and groups deepen relationships with one another, with ourselves, with our families and communities, and with God as we seek to live into God’s shalom—a peaceable order with abundance, security, and justice for all and well-being throughout creation.

More details about Living that Matters at bit.ly/LivingThatMatters


Carbon Offset Program

Show your care for the environment and communities across the world by carbon offsetting. You can support our JoinTrees projects that will help to offset your carbon dioxide generated by use of fossil fuels. JoinTrees projects tackle climate change and support tree planting all across the world. 

Offset your actual carbon footprint

  1. Calculate your carbon footprint by entering your flights, driving, public transport, home energy, food and household expenditure at https://climatestewardsusa.org/offset/

  2. Click HERE and enter your dollar amount.


Offset your carbon emissions without calculations
If you want to skip all these steps, you can simply make a donation to offset your carbon footprint by assuming your footprint is the same as most other people. The average carbon footprint is 16 tonnes per year in the United States. Offsetting this requires a donation of $68 per month, or $816 for the entire year.


Podcast and other digital resources available for Peaceful at Heart

 

Mennonite Men, in collaboration with Mennonite Central Committee's Ontario office, has created an audiobook, study guide, and a podcast/video interview series with the book's contributors. These written, audio and video materials will assist in individual or group engagement of these critical ideas. 

The interview series includes the personalities and passions of each of the contributors as they are interviewed about their chapters.  Cedric Martin of Ontario-based Theatre of the Beat hosts the interviews and performs the audiobook.  Retired professor Dan Epp-Tiessen walks leaders through a series of 11 sessions in the written study guide, providing suggestions for facilitating group conversations including questions to get men thinking and sharing.  From the hard stuff of abuse to a vision for living life with a peaceful heart, covering a broad reach of masculinities, Peaceful at Heart challenges our thinking of what it means to be men of God.

Access all of these free resources HERE.


Study Guide and Kindle edition for Peaceful at Heart

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A study guide for the book Peaceful at Heart is available. Written by Dan Epp-Tiessen, Associate Professor of Bible at Canadian Mennonite University, and published in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, and Be in Christ Canada, this study guide is a great resource to facilitate much-needed conversations about masculinity, church, and our Christian faith. Download the study guide here.


A Kindle edition of the book Peaceful at Heart: Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity is also available. Peaceful at Heart provides a uniquely Anabaptist voice to resource our discussions of healthy masculinity, whether individually or collectively in a book study group. Rather than supporting patriarchy and nationalism commonly advanced in traditional Christian thought, this volume draws on the experiences of various contributors to present an Anabaptist perspective of faith that invites men to experience God's call to live at peace and be peacemakers. Further details and sources for purchasing this resource can be found here.


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