Death of Curtis Bergey
Curtis Bergey, pastor and bishop in Franconia Conference died on February 4, 2008 at the Souderton Mennonite Home. Brother Curtis was 91 and was preceded in death by his wife Esther in 2003. Curtis was ordained in 1958 as a pastor in the
Franconia Mennonite Church where he served until 1987. He was ordained a
Bishop for Franconia Conference in 1961. He served 10 years as chair of the
Leadership Commission of Franconia Conference and served on the Board of Directors of
Christopher Dock. He will be remembered by many for his big smile and gentle
spirit. He was an encourager to people young and old. His
funeral service was held on Saturday, February 9, at Franconia Mennonite Church.
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 mosaicmennonites.org website under the “Publications” tab. Please register for this event by Saturday, February 16, by contacting Jessica Walter, firstname.lastname@example.org. A $5 donation is appreciated towards this hot breakfast.
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 email@example.com 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center has designed a long-term approach to congregational change grounded in the family systems theory of Dr. Murray Brown. Here I Stand: Leading Change through Self-Differentiation is a three-day event at which pastors will be trained to integrate this approach into their ongoing ministries. The event will be offered on April 8 – 10 at Zion Mennonite Church in Souderton, PA. Additional information is available on the website at www.LMPeaceCenter.org. To register, call 630-627-0507 or email Admin@LMPeaceCenter.org.