Eastern Mennonite Seminary class at Biblical Seminary designed for healthy missional leaders
The Good News, Culture and Anabaptism class led by Steve Kriss begins on Monday, January 26 at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pa. This Eastern Mennonite Seminary course is set to explore the possibilities of the Good News from an Anabaptist perspective in a tumultuous and interconnected world. Come to engage texts, field studies and other learners from diverse Franconia Conference contexts. To register go to www.emu.edu/lancaster/seminary or call (866) 368-5262. Costs are $195 for non credit students, $1032 for three credits. Scholarships may be available through the Conference.
Leadership Forum opportunity
Pastors, lay leaders, board members, and executive leaders are invited to a leadership forum on Thursday, February 12 presented by Eastern District, Franconia Conference’s School for Leadership Formation, and Frederick Mennonite Community. Finding Our Way Together: Leadership in Challenging Times will be led by Rick Stiffney, President and CEO of Mennonite Health Services Alliance. It will focus on the nature of the call to serve as lay and professional leaders and to explore how staff leaders can create effective partnerships with lay boards to carry forward long-range planning in their particular setting. Participants will take away strengthened relationships and teamwork within your leadership team/board/structure, along with an analysis of how to add value to your leadership team. For more information and to register, click on HERE. Registration deadline is February 1. Contact Jessica Walter at 215-723-5513, ext 127 with questions.
Learning Community gathering
The learning community on Deepening the Spiritual Lives of Congregations and Leaders is meeting on Wednesday, January 14 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. at Methacton Mennonite Church, 3081 Mill Road, Norristown, PA. The session will include practicing the prayer of lectio divina and talking about the corporate practice of discernment – how to recognize where God is and where God is not in the midst of human experience. All those interested in deepening their spiritual lives are invited.