Upcoming Pastors’ & Leaders’ Breakfasts:
- Thursday, January 12, 2012, 8-10 a.m. – “Sharpening our Current Vision for Peace and Justice: A conversation on pressing peace and justice issues.” The joint Peace & Justice Committee of Eastern District and Franconia Mennonite Conference will resource this event. (To register, click here.) A $6 contribution is requested for the breakfast. Location: Mennonite Conference Center, 569 Yoder Road, Harleysville, PA 19438.
- Friday, February 10, 2012, 8-10 a.m. – “Worship and Mission After Christendom” with Alan and Eleanor Kreider, authors of the book by the same title. Alan and Eleanor served at the London Mennonite Centre in London, England for many years as well as faculty at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. They were part of founding the Anabaptist Network in the United Kingdom and have done much work in what it means to minister in a Post Christendom world. You won’t want to miss this lively and engaging interaction with them! (To register for this event, click here.) Please note, depending on the response for this event, a location other than the Mennonite Conference Center may be announced. Should this occur, you will be notified in advance.
Also, enjoy video and audio recordings of earlier Pastors’ & Leaders’ events:
- Pastor/Chaplain & Spouse Appreciation Breakfast – held Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at West Swamp Mennonite Church. Music by Pastor Duane Hershberger and meditation by Mark & Kathy Weaver Wenger titled, “Leading without Fear: Being Missional Christians in a Fear-filled World.” Available under Media/Video Galleries from the Franconia Conference home page and here – http://vimeo.com/33461748.
- “God Worming a Way Into Our Conferences” – the video shown as part of the presentation by Claude Good, Merrill Moyer, and Fred Cole of The Worm Project Board at the November 17 Pastors’ & Leaders’ Breakfast – http://vimeo.com/30687921
- “Managing Conflicts from a Christian Perspective” by Rev. Dr. Barbara Moses, Principal of Philadelphia Mennonite High School on Thursday, September 15, 2011. http://vimeo.com/30340644
- “The Age of Convergence: Practical Tools for Effective Intergenerational Leadership” by Sheldon Good (Mennonite Weekly Review and Salford Mennonite Church) and Steve Kriss (Franconia Conference Director of Communication and Leadership Cultivation and LEAD Minister, Philadelphia Praise Center) on Thursday, August 11, 2011. http://vimeo.com/30340405
- “Adopt a Street” led by Pastor Peter Smith of Hope Valley Community Church, Red Hill, Pastor Charlie Ness (Perkiomenville Mennonite Church), and Pastor Scott Landes (Frederick Mennonite Church) on Thursday, June 9, 2011 – podcast available from www.FranconiaConference.org/media/audio.
- “Building or Burning Bridges: Searching for a Way Forward in Christian and Muslim Relations” by Dr. Andrew Bush, Professor from Eastern University and member at Methacton Mennonite Church. Portions available by podcast on www.FranconiaConference.org/media/audio.
- “The Why, What & How of Social Media: Engaging Your Community in the Context that is Revolutionizing the Way the World Connects” by Todd Hiestand and Scott Hackman (Salford Mennonite Church). Available by podcast on www.FranconiaConference.org/media/audio.
- “Celebrating Shared Leadership Across Gender Lines” – October 21, 2010 Available by podcast on www.FranconiaConference.org/media/audio.
- “The Naked Anabaptist” with author Stuart Murray Williams – November 4, 2010 Available by podcast on www.FranconiaConference.org/media/audio.
- “A Place to Call Home: Our New Immigrant Neighbors” – September 29, 2010 Available by podcast on www.FranconiaConference.org/media/audio.