“Is Your Teen Almost Christian Part 2″ – The discussion will continue on the faith of our teens that began last November. Parents and youth workers, teachers and pastors are invited to a night of conversation and practical application led by Nate Stucky (PhD student, Princeton Seminary) on the new book, Almost Christian: What the Faith of our Teenagers is Telling the American Church. Hosted by Zion Mennonite Church on Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. Check out the face book site “Is Your Teen Almost Christian?”
Training for VISTA Online
Franconia Mennonite Conference has subscribed to VISTA Online and therefore gives congregations the opportunity to have 24/7 access to the most dynamic set of demographic information resources available through VISTA Online. If you or your congregation has never used Vista Online, but would like to learn more about it, they are offering a free two-day seminar in Bethlehem, PA, May 3 – 4 at Moravian Theological Seminary.
The recent addition of the revolutionary new FirstView Maker, the Vista Online set of resources has been dramatically enriched. DAY 1 of this year’s training will provide an introduction to all of the features of the VISTA Online website to assist regional bodies as they do planning for new church development and other regional-level priorities, or work with existing churches to facilitate age level ministries, racial/ethnic ministries, capital fund drives, and other mission and ministry objectives. DAY 1 is designed to provide regional staff and volunteers with a basic understanding of VISTA Online and it will insure that attendees are familiar with the operation and benefits of each feature.
Participants need to attend DAY 1 in preparation for DAY 2. DAY 2 will provide an introduction to the features available on the Link2Lead website to assist local church leaders, and regional body staff as they work with these leaders, to learn who is in their communities, to assess the needs of the population, and to determine how those needs may translate into ministries, programs and services. The Day will include an interactive review of one of Percept’s core demographic reports, FirstView. Also included will be a brief introduction to the Ministry Area Profile, Context, and the Context Guide. DAY 2 is designed to provide regional staff and volunteers with a basic understanding of Link2Lead.com, FirstView, Ministry Area Profile and Context for their work with local churches.
Contact Franconia Mennonite Conference office if you have interest in attending this free seminar.