Doug Kaufman will install and license Ben Bouwman as associate pastor of Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN on Sunday, July 23.
Doug will install Phil Bontrager as pastor at Grand Marais Mennonite Church, Grand Marais, MI, August 6. Previously he was interim pastor.
Plans continue for pastor search committee resource people. Doug is planning a training for August 24. If you have suggestions of qualified people, please send an email to Doug Kaufman. He has received a number of good suggestions so far.
A Healthy Boundaries Workshop and a Pastors Retreat are both being planned immediately before the Pastor Summit in November. Marilyn Rudy-Froese and John Kauffman will lead the healthy boundaries seminar on Monday, November 6. All pastors are welcome to this event. Watch for more information about registration and cost.
Leadership Enhancement Team leads the pastor retreat that begins Monday evening and goes through Tuesday.
All pastors with an active congregational assignment are specifically invited to come to the summit on November 6. A clearer agenda will come this fall about issues and opportunities of living into our vision. For now, please engage the three months of prayer.