2023 District Conference

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2023 District Conference, August 4 – 6
South Waterloo Church of the Brethren
Theme: “LOVE – There is More Love Somewhere”

Moderator: Barbara Wise Lewczak

Worship service speakers:
Friday evening – Moderator Barbara Wise Lewczak
Saturday evening – a group of variety of ages for a special service 
Sunday morning – Annual Conference Moderator, Madalyn Metzger

The planning committee is hard at work planning the
schedule/activities for our 2023 District Conference. Please mark these dates on your calendar
and stay tuned for more information to come!

Theme logo created by: Joanna Erbaugh (used with permission)

Upcoming District Equipping Session:

When: February 16th @ 7pm

Title: Small Churches Continue Growing…?

Description: What are your feelings about the small church? On the one hand, we may appreciate our small congregation for reasons such as our relationships with people in the church. But, on the other hand, there may be disappointment that the congregation is not growing and seems stuck.  The session will explore the challenges and beneficial value of the small church and how small congregations can positively impact their communities “sharing God’s Love” moving into the future.

Session Leadership: Stan Dueck is the Director of Organizational Leadership and Co-coordinator of Discipleship Ministries of the Church of the Brethren. He has pastored in two churches, both planted in 1724. In addition, Stan has experienced small to large churches as a member and leader. He is passionate about seeing congregations thrive and expanding the capacity of leaders.  Stan is a graduate of Fresno Pacific College, Lancaster Theological Seminary, and the College of Executive Coaching. Stan and his family live in Lancaster County, PA.

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Up Next:
“Being a Church in a time of War” 
March 7th at 7pm
Tim McElwee, CoB 2022 Moderator

Did you miss out on the last session?
Watch here: Video Link to December session
Resources:
Messiah’s Birth in Matthew: Hebrew Bible Connections and Contexts – Powerpoint
Steven Schweitzer, Academic Dean and Professor, Bethany Theological Seminary
Messiah’s Birth in Matthew: Faithfulness in a Fearful World – Powerpoint
Dan Ulrich, Wieand Professor of New Testament Studies, Bethany Theological Seminary