Category Archives: conference

It starts in Heaven: a ministry of prayer

prayer

by Sharon Williams, Nueva Vida Norristown New Life What if we could focus our prayers to God by starting where God starts, with God’s good and perfect will? Like Jesus said, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10 NRSV). What does this mean, especially when we … Continue reading It starts in Heaven: a ministry of prayer

Conferences end Peace and Justice Minister role

Samantha Lioi

by Stephen Kriss, Franconia director of communication After a two-and-a-half-year experiment with a new model for peace and justice ministry in Eastern District and Franconia Conferences, conference leaders ended the contract with Samantha Lioi (Whitehall congregation) as Peace and Justice Minister on November 30, 2014 due to lack of funds. The peace and justice role … Continue reading Conferences end Peace and Justice Minister role

Making theological formation and education relevant to urban churches

Kim-Mai Tang and Khoa Ho are part of the Year 1 Cohort (class of 2017) in Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s STEP program. Photo provided by EMU.

by Elizabeth M. Miller for Mennonite Education Agency, originally posted in The Mennonite Flexibility is one of the critical ways the various schools associated with Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) are making theological formation and education accessible and relevant to urban churches. But flexibility alone is not enough. Urban church leaders are also looking for education solidly grounded … Continue reading Making theological formation and education relevant to urban churches

Doylestown congregation to host missional training

New Parish Symposium

On Saturday, February 28, Doylestown Mennonite Church will host a day-long conference called “The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community.” The training will be led by Tim Soerens and Paul Sparks, who, along with Dwight J. Friesen, co-authored The New Parish. Soerens and Sparks are founders of The Parish Collective … Continue reading Doylestown congregation to host missional training

Praying for Eric Frein at Spruce Lake Retreat

Spruce Lake Retreat Center

by Sharon K. Williams On September 12, 2014, Eric Frein allegedly shot two police officers at the Pennsylvania State Police station in Blooming Grove. Bryon Dickson died and Alex Douglass was critically injured. Frein eluded a massive manhunt in the Poconos Mountains and a national media campaign for seven weeks. The village of Canadensis, Pennsylvania … Continue reading Praying for Eric Frein at Spruce Lake Retreat

Franconia Conference announces upcoming staff change

Emily Ralph

by Stephen Kriss, director of communication With a stable team of LEADership Ministers in place, Franconia Conference will be adjusting administrative and communication staffing into the first half of 2015.   After 15 years of ministry leadership and administration, Gay Brunt Miller (Spring Mount congregation) announced her intent to leave the conference sometime in early 2015.  … Continue reading Franconia Conference announces upcoming staff change

Toward a pro-Jesus approach: Visiting Israel & Palestine

by Yvonne Platts, Nueva Vida Norristown New Life This week, we are sharing several reflections from participants on the October 2014 “Come and See” tour to Israel and Palestine. The tour is part of a broader initiative by Mennonite Church USA which encourages Mennonite pastors and leaders to travel to the region, to “come and see” … Continue reading Toward a pro-Jesus approach: Visiting Israel & Palestine

“The earth is the Lord’s”: Visiting Israel & Palestine

This week, we are sharing several reflections from participants on the October 2014 “Come and See” tour to Israel and Palestine. While Joy Sutter participated in the spring 2014 tour to Israel and Palestine, we wanted to include her reflections, which were shared with her fellow Mennonite Church USA executive board members at their June 2014 … Continue reading “The earth is the Lord’s”: Visiting Israel & Palestine

Pastors, leaders travel to Israel and Palestine

by Brook Musselman, for the Come and See tour This week, we are sharing several reflections from participants on the October 2014 “Come and See” tour to Israel and Palestine. The tour is part of a broader initiative by Mennonite Church USA which encourages Mennonite pastors and leaders to travel to the region, to “come and … Continue reading Pastors, leaders travel to Israel and Palestine

Dock, Penn View schools announce merger

The boards of Penn View Christian School (Souderton, Pennsylvania) and Christopher Dock Mennonite High School (Lansdale, Pennsylvania) announced that they have unanimously agreed to pursue a plan to create a unified school system. The two schools have entered a formal process to outline the details of integration, with a goal of implementing the plan in … Continue reading Dock, Penn View schools announce merger

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