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Tuesday, October 19

9 - 10              Registration, Meet & Greet

10 - 11             Worship & Prayer

11 – 12:45       PLENARY SESSION #1: Give us ONE HEART

12:45 - 1:45    Lunch

1:45 - 3:15      PLENARY SESSION #2: ONE CALLING (Part 1)

3:15 - 3:30      Break

3:30 - 4:30      Breakouts / Hangout

4:30 - 6           Break / Hotel Check In

6 - 7                Dinner

7 - 9               Worship & Prayer: District Highlights & Testimonies

                       PLENARY SESSION #3: ONE CALLING (Part 2)

 

Wednesday, October 20

8:30                 Light Refreshments

9 - 9:30            Worship

9:40 - 10:35     Breakouts / Hangout

10:50 - 11:45   Breakouts / Hangout

11:45 - 12:45   Lunch

12:45 - 1:40     Breakouts / Hangout

1:40 - 1:50       Break

1:50 - 3            PLENARY SESSION #4: Worship & Closing 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:30

Lead Pastors with Tony and Cedrick Lead Pastors time to dialogue in a more intimate setting with our District Superintendents. 

Pastor’s Wives Connect - Laura Balsamo and Lisa Brown

Development of Mission: EFCA Missions Pastor Network - David Hyatt

Can Your Church Be Healthy If Your Children’s Ministry Isn’t? - Terry Allison Why is the health of your children’s ministry essential to the life of your church?  How can you recruit, equip, and celebrate a healthy children’s ministry team that leads to healthy ministry?

Building An Effective Men’s Ministry - Adam Hulstrand In this workshop we will review a blueprint for guiding men, both Christians and non-Christians, to reach their full potential for Christ. We will discuss how to call men up to a higher standard of nobility in a culture of male passivity and isolation.   

Developing A Prayer Ministry - Steve Santos

Wisest Among Us - David Boerema Parents of teenagers are often regarded as out of touch, worn out, timid and unaware. But the truth is they may be the smartest, savviest and most insightful ministry partner out there. We all want the same thing so it’s time we work together in reaching the next generation for Christ.

Worship In Your Context - Brittany Esquilin Worship is part of our make up - we are created to worship! What does this look like in your context? Let's find out together.

Navigating The Challenges of Being A Solo Pastor - Randy Hunt How to thrive as a solo pastor in a church less than 100.

Wednesday, 9:40 - 10:35

Counseling and Accountability - Jim Meyer This seminar will focus on how to keep EFCA East pastors emotionally and spiritually healthy. We will consider what steps we need to take to guard our hearts and lives. 

Adding Multi-Ethnic/Multi-Language Services Into Your Existing Church Culture - All Nations Ministry Leaders  As churches adapt to serving multi-ethnic communities, some are developing ministries in multiple languages. Hear from and connect with a group of ministry leaders who have experience in working alongside non-English speaking Pastors and congregations.

Building Relationships With Pastors Within Your Community - Joshua Rasdall Do local area churches compete or complete? Are Gospel-preaching pastors in your region family or rivals? It is time for us to check our hearts carefully! The Bible calls pastors to pray for and with one another as One Body, and the season to do it is now.

Transparent Leadership - Joe Henseler Transparent leadership is desperately needed and in short supply. This breakout session will explore pathways to personal integrity, organizational accountability, and leadership laughter as foundational to a transparent ministry culture.

Always Remaining Open to Multiplying - Stephen Na

Territory Marked For God’s Mission - Ed Harris Join Pastor Ed as he shares insights and testimony on the call of the church to the urban mission field in the new millennium.

Preparing For Credentialing: How To Write My Paper - Paulo Freire

Politics and Our Christian Witness - Bill Riedel Deepening divides increase the intensity of the call for pastors and church leaders to focus on our witness to a greater kingdom and greater good than partisanship can offer, while continuing to engage in real life, in the real world. This breakout will work to set a vision for leading our churches through the minefield of political division.

The Great Contextual Commission - Charles Wilson

Wednesday, 10:50 - 11:45

Paying It Forward One Church To Another - Tony Hunt As God has blessed many of our churches with fruitful ministry it gives us opportunity to invest in other churches who are in need of that blessing. This will be a collaborative discussion on best practices to invest in other churches.

I’m Online. Now What? - Josh Ott If the last 18 months in ministry taught you anything, it’s that you need an online presence. So you’re now online. But now what do you do? We’ll talk about what to do next to maximize your influence.

Adding Multi-Ethnic/Multi-Language Services Into Your Existing Church Culture - All Nations Ministry Leaders As churches adapt to serving multi-ethnic communities, some are developing ministries in multiple languages. Hear from and connect with a group of ministry leaders who have experience in working alongside non-English speaking Pastors and congregations.

Sabbatical: Avoiding Burnout Through Strategic Rest - John Kuvakas For the sake of your flock, you need a break! Let's talk about breaks and sabbaticals: what they are, why they're necessary, and how to take them.

Women’s Ministry That Strengthens The Church - Lisa Brown

Transparent Leadership - Joe Henseler Transparent leadership is desperately needed and in short supply. This breakout session will explore pathways to personal integrity, organizational accountability, and leadership laughter as foundational to a transparent ministry culture.

Loving Ministry When It Doesn’t Love You Back - Trent Thompson Establishing an Identity that can weather the storm of ministry highs and lows. In this breakout we will discuss the components of identity, the value and temptation of ministry in trying to establish Christ-centered identity, and practical ways to more firmly live out of this identity.

The Juggle: Balancing The Demands of Ministry - Guy Kneebone

Wisest Among Us - David Boerema Parents of teenagers are often regarded as out of touch, worn out, timid and unaware. But the truth is they may be the smartest, savviest and most insightful ministry partner out there. We all want the same thing so it’s time we work together in reaching the next generation for Christ.

Building An Effective Men’s Ministry - Adam Hulstrand In this workshop we will review a blueprint for guiding men, both Christians and non-Christians, to reach their full potential for Christ. We will discuss how to call men up to a higher standard of nobility in a culture of male passivity and isolation.

Wednesday, 12:45 - 1:40

Next Gen Leaders with Cedrick and Tony

Paying It Forward One Church To Another - Tony Hunt As God has blessed many of our churches with fruitful ministry it gives us opportunity to invest in other churches who are in need of that blessing. This will be a collaborative discussion on best practices to invest in other churches.

I’m Online. What’s Next? - Josh Ott If the last 18 months in ministry taught you anything, it’s that you need an online presence. So you’re now online. But now what do you do? We’ll talk about what to do next to maximize your influence.

The Great Contextual Commission - Charles Wilson

The Juggle: Balancing The Demands of Ministry - Guy Kneebone

Loving Ministry When It Doesn’t Love You Back - Trent Thompson Establishing an Identity that can weather the storm of ministry highs and lows. In this breakout we will discuss the components of identity, the value and temptation of ministry in trying to establish Christ-centered identity, and practical ways to more firmly live out of this identity.

Answering and Navigating The Hard Questions/Decisions of Ministry - Bill Sweeting

Growing Your Ministry Without Losing Your Family - John Welborn Let's talk about how to reverse the trend of pastors and ministry leaders sacrificing their families on the altar of ministry. There are no quick and easy answers, but we will engage in helpful encouragement and constructive dialogue together.

WHERE TO STAY

hotel-rock-lititz

Hotel Rock Lititz

$129 per night

Mention Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, Lititz - Conference when booking over the phone: 717-925-ROCK(7625)

Deadline: Friday, September 17, 2021 or until the room block has been filled whichever occurs first.

The Wilbur in Lititz

$145 per night

Mention EFCA Annual Conferece when booking over the phone: 717- 625-1300

Comfort Suites Manheim

Comfort Suites Manheim

$99 - $109 per night

Mention Eastern District of the Evangelical Free Church of America
 when booking over the phone: 717-898-2926

Deadline: Sunday, September 19, 2021 or until the room block has been filled whichever occurs first.

Refreshing Mountain

Refreshing Mountain in Stevens, PA

$62.50 per night

Mention 50% discount for EFCA East Conference when booking over the phone: 717-738-1490 x 2

Eastern District Association
PO Box 3547
Camp Hill, PA 17011