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Aaron Kauffman

About Aaron Kauffman

Aaron Kauffman resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and serves as the Global Ministries Director at Virginia Mennonite Missions. He is married to Laura and they have three beautiful children, Abby, Sophie, and Asher. Aaron and Laura served jointly with Mennonite Mission Network and VMMissions in La Mesa, Colombia from 2005-2008. He is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

Wasteful Worship?

For many people today, particularly folks in their twenties and thirties, church seems like a waste of time. Of all the things we could do on a Sunday morning, why get together with people you rarely meet during the week, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Want to know what a childless immigrant family and a black preacher have in common? I recently read Genesis 11-12 and soon found out. Genesis 11 tells the famous story of the Tower of Babel. The people want build a … Continue reading

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Whose Story Is This Anyway?

The Bible has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I can picture the blue, hardcover illustrated Bible my parents read to my brother and me at bedtime, with its vivid depictions of Noah’s ark, … Continue reading

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Called to be Foreigners

I know what it feels like to be a foreigner. I spent my junior year of college as a missionary intern in Ethiopia through Eastern Mennonite Missions. I was constantly reminded of my outsider status whenever I walked around the … Continue reading

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Renewing the Story: AMP Gathering Update

We had a tremendous event at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., this past weekend! Some 50 emerging (and a few established) leaders from all over the Mennonite Church came together to reflect on what it means to … Continue reading

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Let the Festivities Begin!

The inaugural Anabaptist Missional Project Gathering is here! Your prayers are welcome as we explore together what it means to be Anabaptist Christians engaged in God’s mission in the 21st century. Share

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An African Pope and the Dying Embers of European Anabaptism

Self-described “Mennodist” (Mennonite Methodist) Phil Wood wrote a thought-provoking blogpost earlier today. He calls the recent decision by Mennonite World Conference to name Colombian César García as its new General Secretary and move its headquarters to Bogotá, Colombia, “the Anabaptist … Continue reading

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Why AMP? Why now?

So maybe you’re wondering, why another new Anabaptist network? What’s the point? And why now, when there’s a plethora of groups claiming the label “Anabaptist”? I’ll try to explain. In the fall of 2009 a small group of twenty-to-thirty-somethings–mostly Mennonite, … Continue reading

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Young leaders launch new network

Welcome to the Anabaptist Missional Project conversation. We see ourselves as an informal network and we seek to be constructive in our approach.  Our goal is to invite ALL interested people to participate in a vision for the future of the … Continue reading

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