Register for the pre-Assembly Pastor’s Summit

May 23, 2017
by VMC staff

Register for the pre-Assembly Pastor's Summit Virginia Mennonite Conference will again host a Pastoral Summit on Thursday, July 20, at Shady Oak (Weavers Mennonite Church) before Conference Assembly begins. This resourcing event is for all credentialed leaders in VMC. The theme, presented by Lonnie Yoder, is “Challenging/Difficult People in Congregational Life…including Ourselves.” Every congregation includes individuals or groups who, from a pastoral perspective, represent unique challenges or difficulties. In this summit we will explore helpful strategies for mutual relationship between such individuals/groups and pastoral leadership.

Leaders gather for Celebrating Congregational Life Seminar

May 4, 2017
by VMC staff

Leaders gather for 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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Credentialed leaders to engage “Developing Intercultural Competence” at Consultation, May 5 & 6

April 12, 2017
by admin

Join an experienced team of facilitators for a day long engagement of sharing ideas, relevant information and practical applications that will be helpful in your every day ministry and understanding of intercultural intelligence.

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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