While Jim King is glad to have some extra room now in his freezer, his purpose is less about food and more to do with community.
Plains Mennonite Church
All who come to worship with us receive a welcome at our doors, an invitation to join small groups discussing Bible passages and issues of faith and practice, along with an extension of ongoing love and fellowship.
God used this trip to teach me that I don’t need to travel far to meet my neighbors—I can build relationships with my neighbors right here at home.
“Anytime we worship with another congregation we are stretched by new patterns and ways of doing things, new songs and differences in worship style, and fresh testimonies … “
By overcoming the obstacle of money, churches can begin to experiment; leaders and congregations are encouraged to be more creative.
“In challenging times, he has a very steady demeanor. He is optimistic. He brought wisdom, experience and maturity to our board work.”
by Aldo Siahaan, Leadership Minister, with Chantelle Todman Moore, Intercultural Coach We walked silently through the streets of South Philadelphia. Pastor Joshua and Anita So from San Francisco and I […]
by Mary Nitzsche, Associate Executive Minister The slogan, “Doing together what we cannot do alone,” was put into action on Friday evening, September 28, when three Franconia Conference congregations partnered […]
When current Franconia Conference Board member Jim King invited him over for dinner, the idea of filling a seat on the Board was not on Kiron Mateti’s radar in the […]
As we consider forming faith in our young people, we cannot think that the process of discipleship begins in ninth grade, or can be relegated to a youth pastor.
by Jerrell Williams, Associate for Leadership Cultivation This Fourth of July I gathered with Plains Mennonite Church and Evangelical Center for Revival, a predominantly Congolese Mennonite congregation, which held a […]
“God is good and faithful, a reality we often experience in new situations that stretch us and take us out of our familiar routines.”
by Barbie Fischer There has been a buzz around the past few weeks as news came that Lois Gunden, the first woman to teach a Sunday School Class at Plains […]