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STEP Grants and Stats

The LMC Grants Committee is thankful to be able to support and award thirty-five individuals with $25,700 in their educational journeys in the past year. Seventeen of these individuals are STEP students. To learn more about LMC grants, visit “Resting in the Holy Spirit and listening to His voice greatly improved through STEP. Was grateful for the spiritual discipline books, study, and practice.” ~From… Read More

Better Together, equipped to lead alongside Jesus

Student Reflections (Year 2) By Sammy White I was led to join STEP after watching my husband go through the program in 2020. Seeing the transformation in his thinking, understanding, and relationship with Jesus made me excited to join. He began to lead our family in practicing the Spiritual Disciplines and grew in his listening and study skills. We knew we would be better equipped… Read More

Given to God as a Tithe-Called to be a Pastor

STEP Student Reflection (Year 1) By Pham Dinh Ton My name is Pham Dinh Ton. I am Vietnamese. I am thirty-nine years old. I have a wife and two kids – a son and a daughter. I was born in a Christian family. My father has ten children and I am the last one. When I was a child, my father told me he would… Read More

Listening to the Call of God …

…REQUIRES SURRENDER Danwe N’Dikwe clearly remembers telling his STEP cohort during the first day of class, that he did not want to be a minister or a pastor! Instead, curiosity and a desire to deepen his understanding of his journey with Christ sparked an initial interest in STEP. Not one to be particularly disciplined to dive into or stick to academic research or studies, when… Read More

Just Follow

Jesus’s first words to His disciples were, “Come follow me!” He later told them to go and make disciples of all nations. If we have not first encountered Jesus and fallen in love with the “Word who became flesh,” we cannot partner with Him in making disciples. We must learn to hear His voice, trust Him to guide us, and follow wherever He may lead… Read More

The Invitation

God invites us into communion with Him. Jesus spoke these words, “Come to Me all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].” (Matthew 11:28 AMP)  When we accept this invitation and get to know Him, we experience His love, grace, and goodness. Our lives are transformed into His… Read More


By Janai Gibson “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6). Do you remember the statement, “there is no ‘I’ in team”? Maybe you have heard it from managers… Read More

A Spirit-led movement of mobilizing every member as a missionary

By The LMC Bishop Elders Team Given Keith Weaver’s plans to retire on October 1, 2022, LMC has been in a season of discernment related to LMC’s governing structures. A supporting factor in this liminal season is our shared aspiration to become a Spirit-led movement, which suggests less institutional control and more nimble, organic ways of making decisions that offer space for LMC to become… Read More

No Longer An Outsider (Servant), I Call You Friend

A Reflection of Gospel-Centered Relationship By Wes Bontreger  The Yellow Creek Mennonite Church congregation is deeply grateful for the opportunity to share fellowship with Sungbin, Shinae, and Seungju and for their significant contribution to the service and leadership of our ministries. We continue to joyfully support and partner with them in mission with God’s blessing and rejoice in our lifelong friendship.  John 15:15-17 reads: I… Read More

Who Is My Neighbor?

By Deb Muenstermann, Hub 450 Manager Who is my neighbor? If you are part of an LMC congregation in Lancaster County, the answer to this question is different than you might expect. Most people think of the Amish or persons of Pennsylvania Dutch descent when thinking of Lancaster County. It may come as a surprise that the nations are our neighbors in Lancaster!  Lancaster has… Read More

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