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Planting Mennonite peace churches [podcast]


mauricio chenloIn this edition of the Beyond Laurelville Podcast, we talk with Mauricio Chenlo. Mauricio serves as denominational minister for church planting for Mennonite Church USA, a role that also crosses over into his work with Mennonite Mission Network.

Mauricio also recently completed translating Stuart Murray's The Naked Anabaptist (Anabautismo al Desnudo; MennoMedia, 2012) into Spanish.

In this podcast conversation, you will learn more about:

  • Why Mauricio is passionate about church planting, and what he learned through his research for Mennonite Church USA
  • How church plants differ by context and what the church planting process looks like
  • How retreats connect church planters and provide them with resources

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Upcoming church planting retreats in which Mauricio is involved include one on May 4-5 in Upland, California, and another on September 28-29 in Washington, D.C. If you're interested in attending or would like to know more about the events, feel free to contact Mauricio ( or 574-523-3027).

You can also learn more about church planting in Mennonite Church USA and find some quite valuable resources at

NOTE: The Beyond Laurelville Podcast is produced weekly and features content related to Laurelville programs as well as broader conversations about spirituality, peace & justice and discipleship.

Special thanks to Jeff Raught for creating and producing theme music for the Beyond Laurelville Podcast (copyright 2011). You can learn more and listen to Jeff's music at


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