Notes to Pastors

Menno data Profiles
Pastors are reminded and encouraged to update their profiles on the Ministerial Leadership Registration System at www.mennodata.org. You can do this by visiting the website and entering your ID and password. Once logged in, go to “Personal Information”, where you can update addresses, continuing education, history of ministerial positions, etc. Please take time to assure that your ministerial positions are up to date. If you are not sure of your ID and/or password, email DebR@MennoniteUSA.org, and that information will be mailed to you via the US Postal Service.

Third Thursday Pastors’ Breakfast
The February breakfast will be held on Thursday, February 21 from 8 – 10 a.m. at the Mennonite Conference Center, hosted by the Faith and Life Advisory Council. The subject will be “Leadership and Authority: How do we claim it?” Come for a conversation on claiming and exercising authority as pastors and leaders in our congregations. In preparation for the event please read the following article from the most recent edition of Growing Leaders, “A Nervous Embrace…Cultivating Leadership and Authority.” This article can be found on the franconiaconference.org website under the “Publications” tab. Please register for this event by Wednesday, February 16, by contacting Jessica Walter, jwalter@franconiaconference.org.

The Meaning and Practice of Servant Leadership Seminar
Atlantic Coast and Lancaster Mennonite Conferences invite pastors and CEO’s of conference-related ministries to a training seminar scheduled for Friday, February 22 at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA from 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Larry Spears, from the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership, will speak on the topic of The Meaning and Practice of Servant Leadership. Click on the following website for more information about the Greenleaf Center: http://www.greenleaf.org/leadership/servant-leadership/What-is-Servant-Leadership.html.
The registration fee (includes breakfast and lunch) for pastors is $60. To pre-register, please contact Keith Wilson, ACC administrative assistant at keithw@frontiernet.net or call
717-355-0550, or 800-238-0126.
For a brochure with more information and registration form for this event, go to the Lancaster Conference web site: http://www.lancasterconference.org/. Click on menu bar on the left side of the screen, click on:
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Resource Packet
December 2007 (center of screen)
The Meaning & Practice of Servant Leadership

Every Pastor A Coach: Enhancing Your Effectiveness and Impact in Ministry training is designed to equip leaders with basic coaching skills that can be integrated and incorporated into the day-to-day ministry setting. This is ideal for pastors, ministry leaders, local church leaders, and small group leaders. Training presenter J. Val Hastings is the President and Founder of Coaching4Clergy, which works to empower today’s spiritual leaders through coaching, consulting, and coach training. This event will be held at Mennonite Mutual Aid’s 2008 Stewardship University at Lancaster Mennonite High School on Saturday, March 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit www.stewardshipuniversity.org or contact Walter Sawatzky at 267-664-5542 or water.sawatzky@verizon.net.