Welcome to the Gathering Place!
Here are the gatherings for faith formation leaders that we have planned for Winter and Spring 2019. Join your fellow Mennonite faith formation leaders to learn, share and grow in your leadership role. All webinars are free, but please register in advance.
#MakePeace: Social Media Shalom
From texting to tweeting, most of us rely on social media to help us share ideas, learn skills, celebrate milestones, and connect with people. Even though social media has opened a whole new world to many people who would otherwise feel isolated, the potential for harm and conflict is always present. This webinar is about everyday practices and strategies that will help you become a peacemaker in our very digital age. What would it look like if you embodied the love of Jesus every time you logged on to your favorite platform? Osheta Moore blogs at shalominthecity.com and is the outreach and teaching pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is the author of Shalom Sistas: Living wholeheartedly in a broken-hearted world.
Held: Thursday, February 21, 2019
What to expect at #MennoCon19
Chat with convention planners Scott Hartman, Sarah Chase and Shana Peachey Boshart. They’ll share what’s new at this convention and answer your questions. This will be especially helpful for youth pastors and sponsors who are new to convention.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
1pmCST/2pmEST for 90 minutes
Register here by March 22
Planning your baptism instruction class
The perennial challenge: how to prepare young people for baptism. Some believe we need to spend more time in baptismal preparation. At the same time, we can barely get folks to commit to regular classes. There are actually quite a few curricular options, but which fit the group you are working with? We’ll hear from a panel of pastors who are doing innovative things to prepare youth for baptism, then take your questions.
April 23 2019
1:30pmCST/2:30pmEST for 90 minutes
Register here by April 22
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Denominational Minister for Faith Formation