Dear Friends in Christ,
You are called, chosen as disciples, leaders and congregations to go into the community and world to bear fruit. A powerful purpose for your life.
Recently the cabinets, district superintendents, of EPA and GNJ spent three days together praying, worshiping and discerning about how they will lead both EPA and GNJ to understand and fulfill your calling and purpose. They did this with your help.
Recently you were invited to complete a survey about the characteristics of a passionate disciple, a transformational leader and a vital Wesleyan congregation. Your input served as a basis for our conversation and discernment. Read More...
The Eastern PA Conference’s Congregational Development Team (CDT) and Commission on Religion & Race (CORR) will collaborate again in October on a second conference-wide book study that focuses on racism in America. The weekly study, via Zoom, will gather readers for lively discussion on Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 11 AM to 12 noon, to explore the racially conscious 2018 book Plantation Jesus .
CORR members will facilitate the study, which will include breakout rooms for small-group discussion. CORR and CDT together will offer free e-books to the first 50 study registrants. Learn More
The Eastern PA Conference’s next Local Pastor Licensing School begins Oct. 1-2 and will run for eight weeks total but with two intervening weeks off for completion of assignments. That means six weekends of online class attendance, again via Zoom.
The total cost has been reduced from $1,100 to $800 to make it more affordable and to reflect cost savings. There is a $300 non-refundable deposit due at registration, and the remaining balance must be paid by the end of the program.
The first 2021 session of the newly designed school—historic in its use of video-conferencing and offering faster completion of classes— ran from Jan. 15 to Feb. 28 and graduated 15 students... Learn More
Online registration is open now until Sept. 20.