Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) walks alongside Mennonite educational institutions to provide resources, programing and support to Mennonite schools, empowering teachers and administrators to continue the life transforming work of Anabaptsit Mennonite education. MEA ties church and school together with the intention of maintaining a mutually edifying identity, while working together to ensure students receive a quality Anabaptist Mennonite education.
Mennonite education is transforming students to be....
Christ followers are students who have been given an opportunity to learn about and study the Bible and Biblical interpretation. They have received both technical knowledge and practical knowledge that they may claim their faith as their own and live out their faith as followers of Christ.
Service givers are students who have been taught, through the example of Christ, what it means to go out and wash others’ feet. Service givers are instilled with values that emphasize giving back through hands-on opportunities to serve others and connect with service organizations.
Peace seekers are students who seek to be in right relationship with all those they encounter. These students understand that violence is not the answer, have the tools to approach conflict in healthy ways and strive to treat others with love, kindness and respect, even with those whom they disagree with.
Rigorous learners approach subjects through multiple lenses, various mediums and new ways, exploring further and cementing knowledge as their own. They are given developmentally appropriate curriculum that not only teaches the required material but challenges students to put their learning into practice.
Difference embracers see the world as a diverse place made up of many peoples and cultures. They have been given opportunities to go and interact in settings dramatically different from their own. They are taught that the world is bigger than their communities and instead are given the tools needed to see diversity as a rich blessing to be sought out and learn from.
Community builders intentionally engage with others around them. They have a deep understanding of the body of Christ, with each part uniquely gifted and essential to the whole. Community builders experience healthy community mirrored by teachers and faculty, through activities geared to build school community, and in interaction with the community outside their institutions.
....that they might bring Christ's light of hope and healing to a hurting world.