Gordon Hendrickson

Laity learn to share gift of Holy Spirit through sacraments

Ironically, while two groups in the Eastern PA Conference were considering The United Methodist Church’s future—and the work of its Way Forward Commission—on Jan. 27, another group was trying to… Read more

Four Stations of the Holy Spirit begin with prayer

There is little if anything new under the sun, a saying that’s true about the church and discipleship.  We constantly go back to the Church of Acts…

Rev. Gordon Hendrickson, Rev. Christopher Kurien and Rev. Truman Brooks discuss their upcoming visit to East Africa

From Kenya to Tanzania

Mission connection may expand pastoral training Training Kenyan pastors–mostly non-denominational pastors who can’t attend seminary–has been a passion project for the Rev. Gordon Hendrickson for a decade. But now that… Read more

Lifetree Café: A new ministry to reach millennials

Recently I attended my first Lifetree Café national conference in Denver, hosted by the parent company, Group Publishing. Ever since we brought the innovative founders, Thom and Joanie Schultz, to… Read more

The Eastern PA Conference Congregational Development Team (CDT) will help leaders learn to effectively use MissionInSite in four workshops, Oct. 5-6, led by renowned church growth strategist the Rev. Thomas Bandy.

Church leaders to learn strategic use of MissionInsite

Do you want to reach new people in your community? Do you want to design or improve ministry programs while managing opportunities and the stress of forging change? These are… Read more

Conference begins LifeTree Cafe trainings

The Eastern PA Conference Congregational Development Team (CDT) is helping church leaders create more ministries outside the box (i.e., outside their church buildings) with a new initiative to attract members… Read more

Eastern PA Conference's Congregational Development Team with co-founder of Lifetree Cafe

Moving beyond our church walls

One of our four mission foci for The United Methodist Church is “to create new places for new people,” where we can invite others to come experience the Holy Spirit… Read more

New Birth UMC births house churches, local pastors

It’s amazing that our conference has the two largest United Methodist congregations in the Northeast Jurisdiction.  Both have the right DNA to grow in making disciples and transforming their communities and… Read more