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LMC Legacy Foundation Grants Available

The Legacy Foundation is a vital ministry of LMC created to promote hope, healing, and wholeness through Christ-centered behavioral healthcare in our community. We accomplish this by providing grants to support initiatives that nurture mental health, resilience, and innovation. Our desire is to inspire innovation and the development of outcome-based initiatives that result in mental wellness through the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. We are… Read More

Conference Minister

Adalberto Santiago has started as the new Conference Minister since December 1st, 2021. Santiago and his wife, Jenny are co-pastors of Congregación Menonita Shalom in New Columbia, Pa. They have four children. He also serves as a Supervisor in CIES leadership and on the LMC Bishop Board. He was elected as secretary of LMC in 2021. He served several terms on the LMC Credentialing Commission.… Read More

LMC’s Mission for many Languages~American Sign Languages

First Deaf Mennonite Church by Debra Hoffer First Deaf Mennonite Church was formed by parents of deaf children in 1945. It is entering its 77th year in 2022. Parents wanted their children to know about Jesus in their own language, which is American Sign Language (ASL). They can worship and know about Jesus. Jesus knows all languages. Praise the Lord that we can know and… Read More

Dear Youth Adults Who Attend LMC:

Lia Kauffman attends Capital Christian Fellowship in Maryland, she has been delegated to participate at the Mennonite World Conference in Indonesia. Young adults who attend Lancaster Mennonite Conference (LMC) churches she is requesting your opinion. Quick survey about your young adult experience with church. Google survey: HEREThe survey deadline is February 20th, 2022. This informal research will be compiled and presented by Lia as your LMC… Read More

LMC’s MIssion for many Languages~Haitian Creole

Church of God Prince of Peace, Miami By Bishop Hilaire Louis Jean Church of God Prince of Peace began in 1998. Our mission is to seek souls for Jesus and to encourage and connect people to Jesus and to one another. The congregation provides services in Haitian Creole for Haitian immigrants in the United States. They find encouragement, inspiration, and hope for their lives. Sunday… Read More


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

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