Churches throughout the conference are trying a variety of approaches.
The outer call from the congregation blossomed through God’s grace into an inner call of deep joy.
by Mark R. Wenger – Pastoral Team Leader and Pastor of Administration, Franconia Mennonite Church How does church membership work in Franconia Conference? How do you become a church member? […]
The STEP pastoral training program looks to grow in 2012 by forming two new cohorts of students simultaneously in both Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pa. for fall semester.
“Starting two cohorts of STEP students in one year signals another adventure for us,” remarked Mark R. Wenger, STEP program director.
(adapted from Mark & Kathy Weaver Wenger’s message at the Pastors & Spouses Appreciation Breakfast on December 6, 2011)
“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” (Luke 2:10)
Fear is one of our deepest instinctual responses from the “reptilian” part of the brain. To live without fear is unrealistic. Impossible. We may as well try to live without pain or suffering.