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Eastern District Leadership Conference

October 9 - 10, 2018

Allentown, PA

In order to follow God, His people can't stay still. We are called to see where God is working, follow Him and work with Him toward making disciples and shining the light of His glory in the world. The apostle Peter spoke to this beautifully...

1 Peter 2:9 - 12
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Beloved, I urge you has sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Friends, as encouraging as these words are, those of us entrusted with leadership to help the Church actually flesh this passage out don't have an easy calling! That's why we we're committed to help one another in the Eastern District.

To that end, we want to invite all of our district leaders - including pastors, spouses, staff members and lay-leaders - to come out to this year's leadership conference. We're praying and believing that God will put a renewed hunger in the hearts of our leaders for our Eastern District churches to be a part of a movement of God in our time.

We will encourage one another, pray for one another, celebrate what God is doing in our district ministries and share some practical ideas for how we can do some things together.

2018 Speakers

Cedrick Brown

Dr. Cedrick Brown

Lead Pastor, Commitment Community Church in Lindenwold, New Jersey

Dr. Mac Pier

Founder and CEO, Movement.org

 

Mac Pier
Deb Hinkel

Deb Hinkel

Director of Spiritual Formation, Hershey Free in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Dr. Scott Hancock

Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Gettysburg College

Scott Hancock
David Boerema

David Boerema

EDA Student Ministry Director and APEX Mission

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Tuesday

Church Planting and Ministry Multiplication: Ways Every Church Can Get Involved

  • Tony Balsamo and Bill Riedel

Self-Care: The Most Important Role of the Leader

  • Jerry Evans

Developing the Spiritual Dynamics of Corporate Worship

  • EDA Worship Leaders

The Character of the Christian Leader

  • Joe Henseler

Raising and Releasing Women to Lead in the Local Church (Men AND women encouraged to attend.)

  • EDA/EFCA Leaders

Growing an Effective Elder Board

  • EDA Leaders

Practical Help for Ministering to your Spanish Speaking Neighbors

  • Carlos Belza

 

Wednesday

Church Planting and Ministry Multiplication: Ways Every Church Can Get Involved

  • Tony Balsamo and Bill Riedel

Self-Care for Leaders: The Most Important Role of the Leader

  • Jerry Evans

The Character of the Christian Leader

  • Joe Henseler

The Important Role of the Pastor’s Wife in a #MeToo Culture

  • Jessica Cole

Developing Online Strategies to Improve Your Ministry Effectiveness

  • Josh Ott

Practical Ideas for Reaching the “Others” Across Town

  • EFCA/EDA Leaders

What to do to win in ministry with Millennials and Gen Z

  • David Boerema

WHERE TO STAY

Allentown Park Hotel

7471 Keebler Way | Allentown, PA 18106

 

Tuesday, October 9 for $89 per room.

This rate expires on Sunday, September 16.

To make a reservation, call 610-391-1500 and ask for “Eastern District of the EFCA Allentown” for arrival on Tuesday only.