How can an individual help to strengthen their church? How can we help people to begin to love their church? In this episode, Val shares his heart for the local church and gives practical direction for ways to be a blessing in one’s brotherhood. Val encourages Christians to view the church as the people that they will spend eternity with.
How does one’s relationship with a brother affect his relationship with Christ? How is the Anabaptist view of church different than the Roman Catholic and Protestant views? In this episode, Val Yoder describes his understanding of how Christ calls his Church to operate within local congregations. To help understand the Anabaptist view, he compares and contrasts it with the Roman Catholic and Protestant views.
How can one care for those who are serving in missions overseas? What are the challenges of returning home after having been on the mission field? In this episode, Joel Yoder discusses ways to stay connected with and encourage those in ministry while they are gone from, and as they return to, their home community.
Joel Yoder is Director of Ministry Training Center in New York City.
In the previous episode, we published the first half of a conversation with Ernest Eby about welcoming seekers into churches. This week’s episode is a continuation of that conversation, with Ernest giving specific pointers both to those who are in the process of choosing a church, and to churches who want to be welcoming to newcomers.
In this conversation, Ernest Eby discusses what he has learned through observing seekers as they enter and leave Anabaptist churches. He defines what is meant by a seeker, and addresses several issues that keep seekers out of churches.
In this episode, Valerie Miller shares about adoption and her view of it as one who has been adopted. Valerie presents what she sees as some of the primary struggles that occur during and after adoption. She also shares her vision for adoption in Anabaptist homes.
In this episode, Keeshon Washington tells his story of being drawn into the Kingdom of God. As he was raised in a non-Christian family, there were a few Christians who showed that they cared about him by being willing to spend time with him, and to invite him into their homes. He is now teaching at Tiding of Peace Christian School in York, Pennsylvania.
In this episode, Merle Burkholder explains various difficulties that he has seen in Mennonite missions. He also offers insight into how we can address these potential issues and calls the church to take leadership in equipping it's members for mission work.
How has technology affected us, and how can we as Anabaptists respond? Listen in on this conversation about the challenges, opportunities, and possible responses to the massive technology changes of the last few decades.