Category: Shalom News Articles

New Ways of Worship – Giving

By Bishop Tuyen Nguyen & Paul Pearce, LMC Development Team Every Sunday, or at least most Sundays, we take an offering (give money) as part of the Worship service. It may go towards missions, benevolence or just paying the bills. “The offering is an act of worship, an instance in which we are invited to give up something that we value – our money –… Read More

Why Give to LMC

“The generous man [is a source of blessing and] shall be prosperous and enriched, And he who waters will himself be watered [reaping the generosity he has sown].”  Proverbs 11:25 (AMP) When the LMC Financial Stewardship Team (Louis Kabamba, Tuyen Nguyen, Paola Sanchez, Mindi Hoover, and Paul Pearce) spend time together, we meditate on the Word of God, listen to the Holy Spirit, share what… Read More

A Word From The Chairman of the STEP Oversight Comission

Hello, my name is Tom Eshleman. I’ve been a STEP instructor for eight years and have recently begun chairing the STEP Oversight Commission (SOC). The primary purpose of SOC is to give vision and oversight to the STEP program. I’ve witnessed STEP students profoundly impacted by the relationships they form with their fellow students who are also responding to God’s call to ministry. The STEP… Read More

A Word of Thanks

Thank you, gracias, merci, danke … to our LMC congregations for noticing, affirming, sending, and supporting students who are sensing a call from God! I encourage you to continue to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit at work in the hearts and lives of those around you. Let’s continue to call out and fan into flame the gift of God present in each congregation member.… Read More

Shalom News special edition

LMC gathered at Petra Church on March 31 and April 1, 2023, for the Spring Leadership Assembly and Celebration of Church Life. The missional conference included worship, equipping, and fellowship focusing on becoming “A Holy Spirit-led movement to make disciples of Jesus.” The plenary sessions celebrated LMC’s mission to make disciples of Jesus. They were inspired and framed by the paintings titled: The Invitation, Just… Read More

Concilio Iglesias Evangélicas Shalom (CIES) District

Supervisor Samuel López, Supervisor Adalberto Santiago, Supervisor Efrain Zayas Twenty-three congregations in New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania; ten congregations in Mexico; seven congregations in Nicaragua; one congregation in Costa Rica; one congregation in Guatemala; one congregation in Republica Dominicana; one congregation in Uruguay; and eight congregations in Cuba. Jesus is our Savior and Lord, “as for us, we cannot help speaking about what we… Read More

Central Penn District

Bishop Alan Kauffman Six congregations in Pennsylvania: Davidsville, Belleville, Hollsopple, Martinsburg, Mifflintown, and Thompsontown. Love God, Love Neighbor

Come to The Table~Luke 13:29

YOUTH Youth Rally at the 2022 Celebration of Church Life By Kathy Brown Planning for this event began back in 2019. Did we plan to wait this long to actually get together? Nope. Pandemics have a funny way of not caring about your plans. But God. Almost 100 youths in grades 6-12 met at Camp Hebron to hear Deke Rider, Pastor Al Motley Jr., and… Read More

Some Appointed as Pastors

My beginnings in the pastoral ministry with my wife, Ivania García, began on March 27, 1994, at the Manantial de Vida Evangelical Mennonite Church, in Camden, New Jersey. My calling was confirmed by my pastor and by the congregation when I had barely decided to follow Jesus Christ three years earlier. I was only 27 years old. I could personally say that the Lord prematurely… Read More

Head, Heart, and Hands

Making disciples involves more than a program In 2019, I wrote a booklet for Mennonite Mission Network’s Missio Dei series called Not Just Disciples, but Disciple Makers! On page 3 I said,  Discipleship becomes institutionalized when it is co-opted by human methodologies. Somehow, we seem to believe that our methods are better than Jesus’ methods of disciple-making. Discipleship cannot and should not be put in… Read More

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