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Dale Stoltzfus and Brinton Rutherford retired in 2021. Rutherford retired in November after 15 years as Resource Staff. Prior to his work at LMC, he served as director of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Dale Stoltzfus retired in December as LMC Conference MInister after 15 years of service. He was instrumental in the creation of the Credentialing Commission. He held many positions in LMC 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

Leading ‘APEST Unction’

Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, Teacher (APEST) is embedded in humans as part of the image of God and activated with Spirit power on mission with Jesus. by Sherri Martin The words, ‘functioning in God-given unction,’ flowed freely at LMC’s Fall Leadership Assembly on September 25, 2021. The leadership assembly was planned and facilitated by Supervisor Samuel Lopez, CIES District; Bishop Rodney Martin, Conestoga River District;… Read More

LMC trip to West Africa

Mike, Karen and Josiah Baker, Joe Showalter, Jerry Sauder, Lori Bentch, Tom Eshleman, andLloyd Hoover traveled to West Africa from December 1st till the 11th of 2021.  They traveled trusting the Lord for all of the details including meeting stiff COVID 19 requirements for international travelers. One of the things this trip’s mission vision was to support the move of God through the Mennonite Church… Read More

Mennonite World Conference

Courier / Correo / Courrier 36.2 Dear Friends, This is to inform you that the latest issue of MWC’s COURIER is now available online.(Find back issues here)Courier October 2021 Estimados amigosCon la presente les informamos que la última edición de CORREO, la revista del CMM, ya está disponible en línea.(Lea todos los números anteriores aquí)Correo Octubre 2021 Cher(e)s ami(e)s,La dernière édition de COURRIER, la publication de la CMM, est… Read More

LMC has a new home

LMC has moved to 450 N Prince Street in Lancaster PA. Our phone and email are remaining the same for communication but for postal correspondence, our new address is PO Box 1635, Lancaster PA 17608-1635. Here are some pictures from the process.

LMC’s Mission for Many Languages~Vietnamese

Mennonite Phenomenon in Vietnam by Tuyen Nguyen In March 2019, the Vietnamese Mennonite churches of LMC stopped meeting in person and moved to Zoom. That change led us to experience what the apostle Paul said in Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.” People in Vietnam began to join our worship services in… Read More

LMC Prayer Gatherings

“Monday Night Prayer Gathering“First Monday of each monthVia zoom (contact office for more information)717-293-5246 “Multiplication Quarterly Prayer”Third Thursday of January, April, July, October7:00 – 8:30 pmin Harvest Room at Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa.For more information contact Sherri Martinat 717-293-5246 ext. 102 “Women’s Prayer Gathering”First Friday of each month8:00 – 9:30 amPlace to be announce. For more infoContact Marcia Mylinn at717-293-5246 ext. 114 “LMC Youth Workers… Read More

LMC’s Mission for Many Languages~Nepali

Bhutanese Nepali Church of Lancaster by Deepak Rai Bhutanese Nepali Church, Lancaster (BNCL) started as a house fellowship during early refugee settlements from Nepal in 2009. BNCL received official recognition on January 1, 2010. Believers began to meet for worship services at West End Mennonite Church in downtown Lancaster. The church is grateful and blessed to proclaim the powerful Word of God in the Nepali… Read More

Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Competence. Bishops, CEC members, and LMC staff have all completed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) during 2021. This initial IDI work helps LMC establish a baseline as long-term work is undertaken to increase intercultural competency within LMC. With more than half of LMC congregations made up of people of color, increased intercultural competency is seen as essential for mission success. Karl McKinney, a new… Read More

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