Hearing each other well is essential for being church. This is a delicate theme, because we aren’t doing it well. The effects of distance—both geographical and theological—are being felt within and among our churches.
Reading the responses we collected on our Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) 2016-17 workshop tour, and reflecting on my experience, I notice two major threads:
• We feel strain in our relationships. We desire unity, but it’s hard work.
• We feel a disconnect between different “levels” of Mennonite Church Canada.