MEW Workshop Introductions

2023 MEW Workshops

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1. Ladies: What I Have Learned About Communication in Marriage

Robin Stauffer (PA)

Healthy communication between two people with differing personalities and family upbringings does not happen naturally. And after being married for over 30 years, my husband and I are still learning! My prayer is that as I share some helpful tools I have learned, you will be encouraged to find ways to improve the communication level in your own marriage.

2. Ladies: Intercessory Prayer -- Your Powerful Calling

Sandy Schwartz (NY)

Do you ever feel like your prayer life is weak and ineffective? Thank Jesus that He “indeed is interceding for us.” (Romans 8:34) Do you feel that you don’t have a voice? Well we know that “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26)

3. Dealing with Suicide in the Christian Family

Bob Webb (NC)

While suicide is devastating to any family, the Christian family particularly has difficulty in dealing with it. We will discuss the causes of suicide, reflect on the presumed eternal destiny of the suicide victim, responding to the grief of the family, etc.

4. Safe Churches: A Sanctuary for the Vulnerable

Randal Martin (TN)

Creating safe churches is much more than policy alone. It’s a calling from God that embodies the principles of safety as demonstrated by the life of Jesus. In this workshop we’ll discover practical ways Leadership teams can create a culture of safety and protection for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.

5. Church Membership/Baptism

Clyde Byler (OH)

This workshop is about baptism and church membership, and if they should be connected. A greater appreciation for accountability is needed in our churches today, and a better understanding of our human nature. Hopefully this workshop will cast a vision for the beauty of church membership!

6. Dangers of Misusing Communion

Jason Groff (PA)

Christ instituted communion as a significant way for us to commemorate his death and the eternal benefits it brought. If we diverge from that or allow it to become something other than that, how will that impact our spiritual health and the health of the brotherhood and is that honoring our Lord?

7. Navigating the Transgender Revolution

Aaron Beery (IN)

In our ever-shifting culture, confusion abounds. Gender identity is self-defined and fluid. People claim to shift from male to female or female to male. Believers are bombarded by the call to accept and approve the transgender revolution. How do we navigate this cultural call? This workshop will biblically analyze and provide steps to navigate the transgender revolution.

8. Anabaptist Church Planting (Part I & II)

Allen Roth (NY)

In this workshop we will look at foundational issues that need to be understood as well as some practical advice from trial and error if sending churches and church planters really do intend for their church plants to become Anabaptist churches, not merely generic evangelical churches.

9. Send and Forget vs. Send Well

Mike Allgyer (PA)

Does it matter? Why is it important to care well for our missionaries? What does it look like to care practically for missionaries, whether they are a few hours away or half-way across the globe? Mike will share out of his years of experience in DNI member care, as well as his experience as a pastor.

10. A Case for Urban Ministry

Matt Waldron (FL)

This is an overview of the role that God’s people have had in urban settings in the Old and New Testaments. We will also survey urban church planting across church history and in our country today.