If you’re new to the Mennonite game you need a few pointers. Tonight I will cover the 3 letter abbreviation names. It’s a little like the government – FBI, CIA, NSA, etc.
EMU – Eastern Mennonite University
EMS – Eastern Mennonite Seminary
LMS – Lancaster Mennonite School – this is really multiple schools but they call it school
IMS – Iowa Mennonite School
EMM – Eastern Mennonite Missions
MCC – Mennonite Central Committee
MDS – Mennonite Disaster Service
MVS – Mennonite Volunteer Service
NLF – New Life Fellowship
MYF – Mennonite Youth Fellowship – not to be outbid, the Baptists have BYF
VMS – Virginia Mennonite Service
MMN – Mennonite Mission Network
MEA – Mennonite Education Agency
MMA – This is now Everence – The Mennos didn’t want to sound like Mixed Martial Arts
MWC – Mennonite World Conference – this sounds scary!
I’m sure there’s more and there are some four letter ones as well but I’m going to stop before the MBI (Mennonite Bureau of Investigation) comes after me!