Thursday, February 20 – 9:00-11:00 am at Souderton Mennonite Church (map)
Pastors, lay leaders, administrators and anyone involved in decision-making in the church will benefit from this seminar, which will introduce the new Sample Congregational Policy for Lay Leaders and Congregants. This sample policy was created to assist congregations when responding to misconduct allegations within the church in a way that feels safe to all involved.
Receive instruction on:
implementing a policy in real life
dealing with the emotional and cognitive responses of a person filing a complaint and why they may choose not to report
offering resources needed to care for the accuser, the accused, and the family members
Presenters will be Ken Burkholder, Conference Moderator, and John Drescher Lehman, Therapist and Congregational Consultant. John is a therapist with individuals, couples and groups, focusing on trauma recovery and the psychological and relational complications that often develop as a result of trauma. He also provides consultations with churches and agencies, team building for work teams, and retreats for personal and spiritual and growth. John and his wife, Sandy, manage a small retreat center called FernRock Retreat, for individual spiritual growth, and small groups who desire to grow together in their relationships with each other and with God.
This event is open to anyone interested — please register your attendance here:
Wednesday, March 11, 1:30-3:00 pm Blooming Glen Mennonite Church (map)
Join with other credentialed leaders for our Spring Equipping Event,
“The Bible as Story” with Dr. Meghan Larissa Good
In this seminar, we will explore the tools of literary context and their power to evoke fresh insights from familiar biblical texts. We will learn a few simple reading techniques that can transform our understanding of a passage’s meaning by making us aware of crucial narrative connections we’ve been overlooking.
Dr. Meghan Larissa Good is Teaching Pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church (Glendale, AZ) and author of The Bible Unwrapped: Making Sense of Scripture Today. She is a graduate of Portland Seminary, Duke Divinity School and Gordon College. Meghan is a frequent preacher and lecturer at churches and universities across the country, speaking on subjects such as biblical hermeneutics, emerging Anabaptism, and contemporary preaching. She lives in Phoenix, AZ with a prized dinosaur bone and a ridiculously large book collection.