Annual Meeting 2010

LISTENING FOR GOD TOGETHER

at Salem Ridge Community Church

October 3, 2010

Keynote Speakers: Linford King and John Powell


Our Theme

Our theme for our annual assembly draws us around our quest for a joyful time of spiritual renewal. Listening for God requires a spirit that has been trained to let go of carnal voices and pay careful attention to God’s voice. Training is the key discipline. Too often we want the spirit of God to look and sound like our natural tendencies.

Do we really expect church to be an experience of sisters and brothers coming in unity to God’s throne to hear from Him? That requires that we lay down our selfish or dogmatic attitudes and expect that God wants to speak something to us together. The skill of hearing together is spiritual and not carnal.

Come prepared to experiment and learn how we can grow as spiritual churches engaged in our common journey with God.

Program Schedule

2:30 PM

Conference Reports

Youth and Young Adult Report

Sister Care Coordinator

Conference Minister Report

Ballot

  • Assistant Moderator
  • Mission Board Rep.
  • Budget

Fraternal Reports

  • Menno Haven
  • MCUSA

4:00 – 4:15

Break

4:15 – 5:30

Workshop – Listening For God Together

Speaker – Linford King

This session will focus our attention on what spiritual formation is really about from a New Testament perspective. We will experiment with methods and models of coming into the presence of God in more intimate ways and how to lead persons and congregations into those spiritual practices.

5:30 – 6:30 Supper

5:30 – 6:30 Supper

6:30 PM

Inspirational Session

Welcome – J. Allen Lehman, Galen Lehman

Worship

Scripture Centering

Helping Scripture become the center of our gathered worship

Offering

Worship

Introduction of Speaker – J. Allen Lehman

Message – Lord, Forgive Us – Linford King, John Powell

This session will focus on what the consultants have learned about our spiritual state as a conference of churches and the kind of hunger and desire they have observed.

Sending Forth – J. Allen Lehman