The Pastor Gathering concludes today (Wednesday) at Amigo Centre, sponsored by Leadership Enhancement, Ministry Credentialing, and Missional Leadership teams. Half the pastors in congregational assignment responded to the invitation to learn about healthy boundaries, participate in a retreat, and begin practically planning for implementing Renewing a Vision, the new IMMC vision.
Shannon Dycus, Bob Yoder and Dan Miller represented IMMC at Constituency Leaders Council Oct 19-21 in Kansas City. Worship was a significant part of the gathering; Shannon did a wonderful job leading worship. Unfortunately, Dan was sick much of the time. Participants spent significant time considering results from the Future Church Summit.
November 4, leaders from Mara Christian Church of America came to the conference office. Stewardship Team and Missional Leadership Team members met them. The Mara leaders came to express gratitude for the capital grant that helped with the purchase of their first building earlier this year. They presented gifts of a Mara hymnal and a Bible in the Mara language.
Dan Miller continues working at arrangements to visit Tanzania Mennonite Church in December. He hopes to take along one other conference leader. Sometime later there will be a larger delegation to broaden the relationships.