Leadership


The Apostle Paul passed on the baton to Timothy.There comes a time when a pastor needs to retire and allow new leadership to continue the mission of the church. In this video retired pastor and current CMC overseer Marlin Ebersole discusses some ways pastors can pass on the baton well and continue serving the church.     Marlin Ebersole – Lesson PlanTo download the lesson plan, right click on the download button and...

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Roger Hazen, senior pastor of Pineview Mennonite Church, Vassar, Michigan, speaks about our call to discern truth from error in the local church. Jesus embodied the truth and because he died and rose for us, we love him, and guard the truth in his body, the church. This lesson gives guidelines to guard the truth and ways to discern false teachers and false teaching.     Roger Hazen – Note-TakingTo download the note...

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Brian Hershberger, former pastor and now executive director of Conservative Mennonite Conference, shares his insight into local church structure. He uses the analogy of a trellis and a vine to show how the purpose of church structure is to support the ministry of the church. The trellis needs to be strong enough to support the spiritual life and growth of the church, but trellis maintenance should not detract from ministry to people....

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Mel Shetler, retired pastor, consultant, writer, and current overseer in the CMC, discusses pastoral accountability. Drawing from many years of experience, Mel discusses questions he uses to help encourage pastors in their pastoral calling.     Accountability – Lesson planTo download the lesson plan, right click on the download button and select where you would like to download the pdf file. Download Now!204 Downloads...

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Reuben Sairs, professor and librarian at Rosedale Bible College, discusses an important topic: how to handle denominational differences. This is important in light of Jesus’ command to be “one” in John 17:21-23. How can we find unity within the body of Christ with so many different denominations? In answering that question, Reuben offers some timely wisdom and some historical perspective.     Denominational Differences...

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Merle Nisly, overseer at Grace Community Church in Red Lake, Ontario, discusses an important topic: church unity. Merle illustrates how unity is often not the natural by-product of community. However, it is a major theme of Jesus and the apostolic writers. In this episode you will consider ways church leaders have tried to achieve unity. Most importantly, you will be challenged to lead your community toward unity in Christ. Merle has...

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