Anabaptist Mission and Peace is the next Gateway course being offered by Eastern Mennonite Seminary in collaboration with Mennonite Conferences in southeastern Pennsylvania. David W. Shenk, writer, mission leader and educator, will lead the course, exploring redemption and reconciliation as the heart of Anabaptist Mennonite mission. This course will be offered for two semester hours of graduate credit. Dates for the course are October 30 – 31, and December 11 – 12 at Conestoga Mennonite Church in Morgantown, PA. For more information and registration, visit www.emu.edu/lancaster/seminary/gateway.
The Role of Leadership in Equipping
Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Equipping Network invites all to attend The Role of Leadership in Equipping session on Thursday, November 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Franconia Mennonite Church. This session will explore the role we play in leading the value of equipping. Equipping must be championed from a leadership level if it’s to have an impact on the culture. While leadership may not be our primary gift, we can lead others through the power of influence. Many say leadership is influence, so we’ll look at the concept of “3-D” leading. We will spend some time just getting to know one another during the first half hour since this is a vital part of what we hope to accomplish in our meetings together. This network is not just about information but about relationships and how both of these can work together to build up the Kingdom in area of educating the Christians in our area on their vital role in doing the work of the ministry.
Deal With It – Leading with Integrity
Youth Leadership Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center, November 20 – 22. Leadership requires us to deal with difficult people, situations and questions – whether we want to or not. Leonard Dow of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church will help retreat participants address these issues. Plan now to attend this weekend of fun, worship and learning. Cost per person is $125. Questions may be directed to Marlene Frankenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-362-7069.