MEW Workshop Introductions

Please choose one workshop for each session when you register online for MEW.  


Session 1

(3:00-3:50pm)

1. What is the Kingdom? Examining Divergent Views of the Kingdom - Todd Neuschwander (IN)

Jesus spoke much about the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven. It is already and not yet. Through the years many differing views have developed to justify man’s attempts to usher in that kingdom himself. Today is no different. In this workshop we will attempt to define the kingdom and compare it with several historical and contemporary movements that are leading many to false expectations and misguided priorities.

 

2. Disciple-making in a Post-Christian Age - Frank Reed (PA)

Times have changed and will change more. Truth is no longer the accepted and definitive answer to life. Can Christianity--can the Church--rise to the challenge of bringing truth and love to this present world? That is the question we must answer. 

 

3.  Orientation for newly Ordained and Licensed Ministers - Jay Laughman (PA)

You've been called out to serve the Church, now what? In this workshop we will be looking at Christ's model of "Servant Leadership" and how we model that in our ministries. We will also examine the strengths and benefits of a Team Ministry and the characteristics of a good team. Finally we will provide an introduction to the Alliance, its organizational and leadership structure, and its various ministries. Anyone who has not been to such an "orientation" is urged to attend.

 

4. A Pastor's Journey in Church Planting - Glenn Weaver (PA)

In this workshop we will explore the highs and lows of twenty-five years in a North American church plant.

 


 

6. Women: The Role of the Pastor's Wife in Strengthening Modesty - Starla Schlabach (PA)

We will look at Scripture and read of God’s heart in creating woman and His call to us in the area of modesty. We will look at what modesty means. I will talk about some questions we can ask ourselves, share practical applications, and bring thoughts from history. I hope you will be encouraged and excited in being a beautiful feminine woman, and have a desire to pass this on to the next generation.


Session 2 

(4:00-4:50pm)

1. Urban Evangelism - Mike Allgyer (PA)

Exploring the questions: Does urban evangelism compromise our Anabaptist belief and practice? Is our Anabaptist belief and practice a hindrance to urban evangelism? These questions will be analyzed through thirteen years of experience as I pastored an inner city conservative Mennonite church with children’s, youth, and adult ministries.

 

2. What is the Kingdom? Examining Divergent Views of the Kingdom Todd Neuschwander (IN)

Jesus spoke much about the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven. It is already and not yet. Through the years many differing views have developed to justify man’s attempts to usher in that kingdom himself. Today is no different. In this workshop we will attempt to define the kingdom and compare it with several historical and contemporary movements that are leading many to false expectations and misguided priorities.

 

3.  Disciple-making in a Post-Christian Age - Frank Reed (PA)

Times have changed and will change more. Truth is no longer the accepted and definitive answer to life. Can Christianity--can the Church--rise to the challenge of bringing truth and love to this present world? That is the question we must answer.

 

4. Retired Pastors in Missions - Lee Mummau (OH)

This workshop will promote retired pastors in missions, but also discuss some considerations because of age. Come and be inspired to use that energy for kingdom work. In fact, serving gives you energy!

 


6. Women: Maintaining Caring Hearts in Ministry Trials - Emily Yantzi (ON)

Although there is often great joy in ministry, there can also be overwhelming trial. How can we process criticism or open attack and respond with love and care? I hope to share some of what I have learned from the Word and experience and to give opportunity for you to share also.


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