Pastors Week is an annual event devoted to providing resources in ministry, biblical studies and/or theology for pastors and other church leaders. It's a week rich with worship, inspiring presentations, networking and renewal for those who devote their time to serving their congregations.
Where culture blurs theology:
What is an Anabaptist Christian?
January 26–29, 2015
What makes us Anabaptist? What makes us Mennonite? When being Mennonite is no longer defined by ethnic ties, what does it mean to be Anabaptist or Mennonite?
People are finding Mennonite churches through friendships, websites, books and other resources, but they are often surprised and sometimes disappointed by what they find. There is often a clash between who we are and who those coming to us think we are.
How do we honor and value each other’s ethnic heritage (including Russian and Swiss-German, as well as Kenyan and Ecuadoran and Hmong, etc.), rather than throwing out all that is strong and right and beautiful about these in favor of some kind of "post-ethnic" myth.
Four speakers will address questions such as
- What do you see in Anabaptism that's needed for the church today?
- Where shall we find a vision for the Mennonite church in North America?
- What binds us together as Anabaptists?
PhD, senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minn. and author of numerous books including The Myth of a Christian Religion: Losing Your Religion for the Beauty of a Revolution (Zondervan, 2009).
MDiv, PhD student at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in Theology & Ethics. Drew is also pastor at Montco Bible Fellowship in Lansdale, Pa. and blogger at drewgihart.com
MDiv, director of Region V Operations for Mennonite Disaster Service and vice president, of Mennonite World Conference
Elizabeth Soto Albrecht
DMin, Moderator, Mennonite Church USA and Coordinator of Field Education at Lancaster Theological Seminary, Pa.
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2014 Pastors Week audio and video
Visit iTunesU to watch and listen to teaching, preaching and and workshops from Pastors Week 2014.
Check out the 2014 schedule to get an idea of what Pastors Week is like
Fees and workshops
2015 fees and workshop information are forthcoming
Continuing education credit
Attending all Pastors Week plenary and workshop sessions earns 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Indicate if you would like to receive CEU credit when you register and pick up your CEU certificate when leaving the final session Thursday afternoon.
Lodging & transportation
AMBS guest house lodging is available, first-come, first-served. Transportation to and from airports and train stations is also available.
2015 meal information is forthcoming
Care for children ages 1-5 is offered Monday evening, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and afternoons, and Thursday morning.