Virginia Mennonite Conference

September 2014

Spirit instinct!

September 12, 2014
by Clyde G. Kratz
Executive Conference Minister

Spirit instinct!

And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God. —Philippians 1:9-11 (NRSV)— A fifth scripture text that I have selected to guide my leadership practices is this prayer found in the opening chapter of Philippians. Acts 16 provides a historic account of the founding …

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Making disciples as we go!

September 9, 2014
by Jon Trotter
Communications Associate for Virginia Mennonite Conference and Virginia Mennonite Missions

Making disciples as we go!

Hundreds gathered for worship, delegate sessions and workshops to engage a fundamental call of Jesus: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations. This theme also guided each Bible study, testimony, worship message and delegate table conversation over the two-day Assembly, July 24-26, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Va. Clyde G. Kratz, Executive Conference Minister, brought the message Thursday evening, in which he outlined some of the ways the people of Virginia Mennonite Conference have been instrumental in bringing people to faith and discipling them. “To be a disciple …

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