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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

District Name Changes

District name changes. Several LMC districts have recently merged, some have changed their names plus a couple of new districts formed. The prior Lancaster, Lititz, and Mellinger districts have merged to form the Conestoga River district. These congregations are overseen by bishops Rodney Martin and Joe Miller. The Bowmansville-Reading and Weaverland-NE districts have merged to form the Valley-Mountain-PA East. This new district is led by… Read More

LMC Changes

New LMC officers New officers of LMC were recently affirmed. Assistant moderator Stephen Weaver and secretary Lloyd Hoover stepped away from those positions in early 2021. Bishop Al Motley, the pastor at Way Thru Christ, Chester, PA, was affirmed as the new assistant moderator. Supervisor Adalberto Santiago, also the pastor of the Congregación Menonita Shalom, was affirmed as the new secretary. New Bishops R. Alan… Read More

I Am Not Alone

Finding a place of belonging at Revive By Brandon Voss Revive is true to their name. They want to revive the need for faith in Jesus’s love in our lives. Their effort to spread and show love throughout our community illuminates a pathway to the kingdom of heaven. The most intriguing part of that message, for me,  is that no requirements or qualifications are needed… Read More

Congregational Trauma Video Book

In early 2021, Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community experienced the arrest of one of their credentialed leaders. A series of 8 to 14-minute videos were created and turned into a video book, titled Grace in Crisis, which explores the feelings and challenges related to events. The 11 chapters describe the feelings that the trauma evoked and the ministry response of leadership as they navigated this crisis… Read More

New Wine

By Caleb & Melissa Kaye A new hybrid digital/physical church plant in Annapolis reaches out to their community during the pandemic. Revive is a new church reaching out to the residents of Annapolis, Maryland with the hope of Jesus. Melissa, our five children, and I share the vision of Revive as a safe place to develop authentic faith. We believe in collaboration and teamwork. Together… Read More

Winter Bible School

January-February 2022Mark 7:1 – 8:26 We will meet seven times, for one hour each session. You can participate in person or by Zoom Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm (starting January 11) Thursday morning at 10:30 am (starting January 13) For more information or to sin up contact William Higgins at whiggins@lmcchurches.org or call (717)293-5246 ext. 121

resource partner organizations annual reception 2021

On September 15, 2021; LMC had its first annual reception with a drop-in event for the resource partner organization’s CEO and Board Chair. We are grateful for the relationship that LMC members and congregations have with the resource partner organizations and the services they provide. The annual reception was a token of appreciation and a brief time to update on LMC shared life in ministry.… Read More

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