MEW Workshop Introductions

2024 MEW Workshops

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1. Ladies: Growing Up as a Russian Mennonite Girl in Mexico

Joanelle Kornelsen (OK)

I will share experiences of my growing up in Mexico as a Russian Mennonite girl. It will include my childhood years of living in different communities where my Dad served as a school teacher. It will also include our farm life, church life, youth years, my wedding, and first years of our marriage. A lot of pictures will be part of the workshop.

2. Ladies: Simplifying Your Realm to Serve His Kingdom

Kendra Martin (PA)

Even with modern-day conveniences of dishwashers, laundry machines, and vacuums, recent studies have shown that today’s homemaker is more overwhelmed than ever before. We will be discussing practical homemaking tips and tricks for creating a haven for your family and a hospitable environment for others without becoming a hindrance to your ability to say “yes” to Kingdom work.

3. Identifying & Correcting Disunity

Dale Mast (SC)

Disunity: disagreement and conflict within a group.
I Corinthians 1:10 “I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” 

  • What is disunity and what causes it?
  • Is disagreement disunity?
  • How do you identify disunity?
  • What are the warning signs of disunity?
  • How do you correct disunity?

4. Humility: Cornerstone of Unity

Jonathan Zimmerman (IN)

A person with authority is like a strong horse: dangerous unless broken, and useless if not harnessed.

5. Working With Difficult Marriages

Mark Schlabach (PA)

Working with marriages that are experiencing difficulty can be a challenging mission (opportunity). Understanding what is really going on and being able to provide help and direction is crucial. In this session we will explore several key concepts that will help get to core issues in relationships and bring healing and hope for the couple.

6. Understanding Authority and Responsibility

Joe Peachey (PA)

Understanding that authority, responsibility, and accountability produce harmony in our homes, churches, and workplaces.

  1. What does biblical authority look like?
  2. What does biblical responsibility look like?
  3. What does biblical accountability look like?

Responsibility, authority, and accountability, create a beautiful harmony when God’s design and provision are respected and obeyed. God is glorified and people are cared for and protected. Misuse of these creates havoc and destroys harmony.

The aviation industry uses these same principles to provide care and safety for their passengers. A retired airline captain with 35 years of experience says that these principles are beautiful and instrumental in providing him with an impeccable safety record.

7. What is Truth? Defining and Understanding Truth in a Subjective World

Todd Neuschwander (IN)

“The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1Timothy 3:15). In a day when truth is thought to be relative and subjective it is imperative that the Christian leader be rooted in God’s reality. In this workshop we will address the nature of truth in a post modern world and evaluate what is at stake.

8. A Vision for Thailand

Raleigh & Pat Rhodes (VA)

Thailand has a number of unreached ethnic groups and districts which do not have a viable New Testament church. The largest unreached group are the central or ethnic Thai people. We believe God is calling the conservative Anabaptist churches to send out workers to establish reproducing churches in this group.

9. Using Hospitality to Reach Your Community

Joel & Crystal Yoder (NY)

Hospitality is a powerful way to reach those around us. It’s a simple way to love people and share the Gospel. Regardless of religion, ethnicity, or background, people long for safe places, friendship, and connection and we believe that extending hospitality is one way to meet those felt needs. In this workshop, we will be sharing our vision for hospitality as well as practical ways from our experiences on how you can practice hospitality.

10. DestiNation Generation

Mike Allgyer (PA)

If you are approaching 50 years of age or beyond, have you ever wondered what God’s plan was for the many life experiences, gifts, talents, and resources that you have been blessed with in your lifetime as you approach the “golden years”? Have you thought about how you could steward these blessings with maximum impact by sharing them with the younger generations as they endeavor to follow God’s calling on their lives.

Come and hear about many wonderful opportunities that are available to make an impact both at home and abroad for Christ’s Kingdom. There are opportunities for everyone, including all skill sets, men and women, single or married.