Category: News Notes from Shalom News

New Bishop Orientation 

On Monday, February 12, 2024, LMC held a newly appointed Bishop Orientation. The all-day event focused on welcoming new bishops and reflecting on their experiences. LMC & EMM staff spoke about various topics, including the Bishop role, movement and APEST function, the vision of Intercultural Leadership Ministry, EMM and Karios, social trends Intersecting with Anabaptist Theology and credentialing.

Bishop Transition

Stephen Weaver recently retired as Bishop of the LanChester, New Danville, Willow Street-Strasburg Districts, where he served from 2015-2023. Three new Bishops were appointed to serve as a team. They will primarily relate to the leaders and congregations: Bishop Mark Wenger, LanChester District; Bishop Mike Clemmer, New Danville District; and Bishop John Drouillard, Willow Street Strasburg District. Bishop J. Allen Lehman recently retired as Bishop… Read More

Many were blessed! 

Sunday, January 21, 2024, Village Chapel in New Holland, Pa. held a day of appreciation for Jeff Horst as he retired after 35 years of service as pastor. Jeff was licensed as a pastor in May of 1988 and had the longest tenure of pastoral service of any district leader since then. The Chapel members, his family, and others gathered to celebrate a man with… Read More

Pausing Celebration of Church Life 2024

God is moving and accomplishing much among us here at LMC – including growth in the number of congregations, ethnic diversity, and locations across the United States and beyond. To that end, the Conference Executive Council and the Board of Bishops decided that LMC will not hold a conference-wide CCL event in 2024. A team has been commissioned to review the purpose and goals of… Read More

CIES-Cuba Annual Assembly

From February 15 to February 21, 2024, Supervisor Samuel Lopez, Supervisor Hugo Garcia, Bishop Brian Martin, and Pastor Lynn Shertzer traveled to Cuba to participate in the CIES-Cuba Annual Leadership Assembly. Samuel Lopez serves as Supervisor of the 51 congregations in the Distrito del Concilio de Iglesias Evangélicas (CIES), which includes nine congregations in Cuba.

Child Protection Reminder/Recordatorio para Protección Infantil

Local Child Protection Teams are encouraged to keep their policies current and in force. Keep your Child Protection Team fully active and all personnel background checks within the five-year window. Execute any training regimen your policy requires. Contact the LMC office for more information if your congregation does not have a Child Protection policy. Se anima a los equipos locales de protección infantil a mantener… Read More

Pausing Celebration of Church Life 2024

The Conference Executive Council and the Board of Bishops recently decided that LMC will not hold a conference-wide CCL event in 2024. A team has been commissioned to review the purpose and goals of the event and decide how we can better meet those goals for all who are a part of LMC. The pause in the event for 2024 is to give the review… Read More

International Partner Delegate-IMA Gathering Indonesia

Tom Eshleman, LMC International Partner Delegate, traveled to Indonesia for the October 16-20 International Missions Association (IMA) gathering at the GKMI Sempakata Medan. IMA is an international, Anabaptist, cross-cultural missions association with members from Ethiopia, Kenya, Honduras, Nepal, Mission Red, USA, Philippians, and Tanzania. On opening day, the newly appointed president, Bishop Glenn Kauffman, led the group in discussing and processing the identity document created… Read More

LMC Resource Partner Organization Reception

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, LMC held its annual luncheon to appreciate its resource partner organizations. A representative from the leadership team and Board Chairs from these organizations joined the LMC staff for a time of fellowship, food, and conversation. Each organization received a certificate of appreciation for its unique influence and impact on their communities and briefly shared about their organization’s vision and how… Read More

LMC New Staff

Rosita N’Dikwe began work as an administrative assistant in March of this year (2023) as a part-time staff. She focuses primarily on event planning, Legacy Foundation grant administration, and other administrative support.  Rosita and her husband, Danwe, are members of Elizabethtown Mennonite Church–serving together as Ministers of Youth. Rosita also serves as the church secretary.  They have seven children, four sons and three daughters.

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