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Theme announced for Assembly 2017

March 28, 2017
by VMC staff

Theme announced for Assembly 2017

Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly will focus on the theme “Neighbors: Strangers No More” at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va., from July 20 to 22, 2017. Plan to join a time of meaningful worship, deliberation, learning, and fellowship. More information will be coming soon.

Delegates engage themes of mission and current issues at Winter Delegate Session

February 10, 2017
by VMC staff

Delegates engage themes of mission and current issues at Winter Delegate Session

At Virginia Mennonite Conference Winter Delegate Assembly on February 4, delegates engaged in worship, reflected on the mission of the church through a presentation by Dr. Art McPhee, met Eastern Mennonite University’s new president, heard reports from Virginia Mennonite Missions and other agencies of VMC, wrestled with ongoing issues of polity, were updated on the findings of and response to the D. Stafford & Associates report, and voted with regret to release a congregation from membership. Held at Waynesboro Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va., , the delegate session commenced after a …

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Credentialed Leaders Consultation on Racism announced

February 1, 2017
by VMC staff

Save the date for the Spring 2017 Credentialed Leaders Consultation addressing racism. More details about the topic and presenters will be coming soon. DATE & TIME: Friday, May 5, 2017, most likely 8 or 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. LOCATION: Shady Oak at Weavers’ Mennonite Church, Rawley Pike (Rt 33) in Harrisonburg. Shady Oak is the building off to the side of the church.

Register for Mennonite Women’s Annual Missions Event

January 26, 2017
by VMC staff

Register for Mennonite Women's Annual Missions Event

Join women from around the Conference on Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM at First Mennonite Church, 601 E. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA. Speaker Moriah Hurst will provide input. Spend the day together: Mennonite Women of Virginia has reserved a coach bus to travel from Harrisonburg-Waynesboro-Richmond and back again. Plan to get lunch and spend some time at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens before returning home.

Celebrating Congregational Life Seminar

January 19, 2017
by VMC Staff

Celebrating Congregational Life Seminar

Lay leaders and pastors gathered for a one-day seminar on April 22, 2017, to be better equipped for the missional impulses that nurture congregational life and the mission of the church. Celebrating Congregational Life was a resource event about disciple-making, the mission of God and the mission of the church. Speakers and workshops gave tips and resources for leaders to take back to their congregations. Dr. Art McPhee brought the keynote address at Eastern Mennonite School on “The Missional Church: Missional Living and Community Weaving,” based on Acts 2: 43-47. …

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“Life is a Pilgrimage” is theme of 2017 Ministry Retreat

November 17, 2016
by VMC staff

"Life is a Pilgrimage" is theme of 2017 Ministry Retreat

  As we live in times of busyness, times of mounting tensions and conflict within the church and world, and exhaustion from schedules, pastors are invited to come away for rest, meditation upon biblical pilgrimages and stories, laughter, and sharing. How do you sense God in your own life’s pilgrimage? There will be four sessions where you can experience God’s presence in multi-sensory ways. Each session will be built from both Old and New Testament passages. Come and find pilgrimage as a way of life!

Credentialed leaders gather for “Healing Ministries” Consultation

October 12, 2016
by VMC staff

Rediscover an authentic New Testament ministry of healing including personal formation through the laying on of hands and prayer, with keynote speaker Willard Swartley.

“Healing Ministries” Credentialed Leaders Consultation

October 12, 2016
by VMC Staff

"Healing Ministries" Credentialed Leaders Consultation

Willard Swartley presentations: Presentation on healing Presentation on homosexuality Credentialed leaders in Virginia Mennonite Conference rediscovered an authentic New Testament ministry of healing, including personal formation through the laying on of hands and prayer, with keynote speaker Willard Swartley. Gathering on November 4, at Shady Oak (Weavers Mennonite Church) in Harrisonburg, Va., the presenters included Roy Hange, pastor of Charlottesville Mennonite Church, on “Gestalt Therapy,” and Juan Carlos and Wendy Malvaez, pastors at the Manantial de Vida congregation, speaking about that church’s healing ministry. Willard M. Swartley is professor emeritus …

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Dr. Scot McKnight leads “Kingdom vision as a way of life”

August 23, 2016
by VMC staff

Dr. Scot McKnight, author of The Kingdom Conspiracy, will speak in a series of events in Harrisonburg, September 28-29, 2016. Hosted by a partnership of agencies (Eastern Mennonite University, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Park View Mennonite Church, Virginia Mennonite Conference and Virginia Mennonite Missions) and co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite University’s Augsburger Lectureship, Dr. McKnight will lead the following events: Kingdom Vision as a Way of Life: EMU Chapel: Love as Commitment Church and Community: A Fellowship of Differents and the Challenge of Slavery Pastor’s Breakfast: Mission from a Network of Friends …

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Kingdom Vision as a Way of Life with Scot McKnight

August 18, 2016
by VMC staff

Kingdom Vision as a Way of Life with Scot McKnight

  Dr. Scot McKnight, author of The Kingdom Conspiracy, will speak in a series of events in Harrisonburg, September 28-29, 2016. Hosted by a partnership of agencies (Eastern Mennonite University, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Park View Mennonite Church, Virginia Mennonite Conference and Virginia Mennonite Missions) and co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite University’s Augsburger Lectureship, Dr. McKnight will lead the following events: Kingdom Vision as a Way of Life: EMU Chapel: Love as Commitment Church and Community: A Fellowship of Differents and the Challenge of Slavery Pastor’s Breakfast: Mission from a Network of …

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