Notes to Pastors

“Watershed” – Church Planter Training, January 22 & 23
Watershed weekend of training, for church planters, participants in church plants and other church leaders who seek to share an authentic witness of the Gospel of Christ in the local community. Friday, January 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. session title: “Exploring the Environment – Incarnational Missionary Communities”. Saturday, January 22, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. session title: “Embracing Missional Theology – Community: Clear Centers, Fuzzy Edges”. Saturday, January 22, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. session title: “Generating New Church Behaviors/Behaviours –Living Discipleships. Christ Fellowship and Ripple Ministries, both in Allentown, and affiliated with Eastern District and Franconia Conferences are sponsoring this event. The event will be held at Christ Fellowship, 1213 Chew Street, Allentown.
Cost for Watershed Allentown is underwritten by Eastern District Conference and facilitated by Jeff Wright, Urban Expression North America consultant and EDC Church Planting Coach/Consultant. Saturday lunch will be on your own, somewhere in the city! Registration is encouraged, but not required. Please contact Jeff Wright at or call 888-777-4842.

“Anabaptist History and Theology”
Eastern Mennonite Seminary
offers “Anabaptist History and Theology” beginning January 31. This survey course will acquaint students with the almost 500-year sweep of Anabaptist/Mennonite history, experience and theological reflection since 1525. This story of a movement and faith communities will be viewed against the background of the spiritual, social, geographical and cultural dimensions of the times. The course will be structured toward the ultimate goal of better understanding the relevance of Anabaptist history and theology for the contemporary life of the church in local and global contexts. Instructors are Steve H. Kriss and John L. Ruth. The class will be held at the Historic Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse, weekly on Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., January 31, – May 2. Registration: . For more information contact Mark R. Wenger ( or Julie Siegfried. ( Or call 717-397-5190.