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International Partner Delegate-IMA Gathering Indonesia

Tom Eshleman, LMC International Partner Delegate, traveled to Indonesia for the October 16-20 International Missions Association (IMA) gathering at the GKMI Sempakata Medan. IMA is an international, Anabaptist, cross-cultural missions association with members from Ethiopia, Kenya, Honduras, Nepal, Mission Red, USA, Philippians, and Tanzania. On opening day, the newly appointed president, Bishop Glenn Kauffman, led the group in discussing and processing the identity document created… Read More

LMC Resource Partner Organization Reception

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, LMC held its annual luncheon to appreciate its resource partner organizations. A representative from the leadership team and Board Chairs from these organizations joined the LMC staff for a time of fellowship, food, and conversation. Each organization received a certificate of appreciation for its unique influence and impact on their communities and briefly shared about their organization’s vision and how… 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

Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community

Celebrating 300 Years of God’s Faithfulness District: Valley-Mountain PA-East Location: East Earl, PA Date of Founding: 1723 Average Sunday Worship Attendance:490 Worship Service:Sunday school for all ages – 9:30 amSunday worship – 8:00 am & 10:30 am Leadership Team:Brian Martin, Lead Pastor; Al Stoltzfus, Pastor of Discipleship & Outreach; Dale Zimmerman, Pastor of Life and Student Ministries; Abigail Huber, Director of Children’s Ministries; Josh Lapp,… Read More

Defiance Church

Congregational Profile District: TBD Location: Glenwood Spring, CO Date of Founding: 1955 Average Sunday Worship Attendance: 40 adults and 20 children Worship Service: 10:00 am Pastor: Matthew Shedden serves as pastor. He in his wife have three young children who love to be outside and enjoy the Colorado life. Defiance Church is a growing community rooted in God’s love for the people in and around… Read More

Soar On Wings Like Eagle:

Insight and Eagerness Found in the Scriptures By Annabelle Perri The Spirit was powerfully present at the Immanuel Community Church’s annual Labor Day weekend retreat. The months prior to the retreat, the Lord was already at work preparing the hearts and attentions of the attendees. Our Young Adult Bible study was going strong and increasing in fervor and size. Several of them decided to be… Read More

Arraigado en las Escrituras

Por Wiiam Higgins Arraigado en las Escrituras Por William Higgins En el 2023, dirigí una serie de estudios bíblicos para Immanuel Community Church, de Flushing, Queens en su retiro anual del fin de semana del Día del Trabajo (Labor day Weekend). Enseñé en un estilo de enseñanza que llamo “Estudio Bíblico Holístico” que implica mucha participación y un enfoque en aplicar las Escrituras a nuestras… Read More

Holistic Bible Study

Holistic Bible study contains elements from oral culture (story, repetition) and print culture (text exposition) Group participation and teacher input. Teaching content to learn about the text. A focus on application and putting what we learn into practice. To learn more about this way of studying the Bible and to see an example presented at Immanuel’s Labor Day retreat, visit the Holistic Bible example HERE… Read More

Rooted in Scripture

By William Higgins In 2023 at their annual Labor Day weekend church retreat at Camp Deerpark, I led a series of Bible studies for Immanuel Community Church, from Flushing, Queens. I taught in a style of teaching that I call ‘Holistic Bible Study’ that involves lots of participation and a focus on applying Scripture to our lives. Our study was on “Stories about Jesus and… Read More

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