Tag Archives: Chester Weaver

Strange Bedfellows

AIC 2014 | Session #7, Friday, February 15, 2014

Bro. Chester Weaver of LaGrange, IN

Communities That Fail/Thrive

Session #12 on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bro. Chester Weaver of LaGrange, IN

What I have to share…. is not so much doctrinal teaching, but a story; various stories. …I will attempt to showcase, in a big picture way, various communities that have both failed in some cases and thrived in other cases. And I’m not going to limit myself just to the Anabaptist story.

Swiss Brethern vs. Dutch Mennonite Concepts of the Church

Session #9 on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bro. Chester Weaver of Lagrange, IN

Excellent beginnings are common in the story about mankind. But what about the 2nd and the 3rd generation? Or the 5th or 12th or the 20th generations? Can excellence be perpetuated? Can an ideal be realized generation after generation? How does human fallibility and weakness affect the Gospel ideal?

Pictures of Past AIC

Remember the upcoming AIC in Epharata, PA, scheduled for October 24th 0 26th. See this post for more details.

Here are some pictures of past AIC.

Schedule for AIC 2012

The schedule for AIC 2012 has been set; dates and times have been finalized and speakers have been assigned their topics. You can participate in the conference by
a) attending the conference at Ephrata Business Center in Ephrata, PA on Friday, October 26th thru Sunday, October 28th,
b) by listening to a live broadcast of the conference, or
c) by listening to a recording of the conference after it’s conclusion.

What: AIC 2012
When: October 26 – 28, 2012
Where: Ephrata Business Center, Ephrata, PA | Map it!
Theme: “The Functioning of the Christian Community”

Live Broadcast: Call 712.432.8773 and enter PIN: 47223

Recordings: CD albums will be available at the conference after the final meeting, or on this website. Downloadable MP3s will be available on this website after the final meeting. Conference Line Playback (not live) is also possible by dialing 712.432.8774 and entering PIN: 47223

If you wish to attend the meetings and would like lodging, please contact Chester Weaver at 260.463.3379.

If you wish to view details such as speakers, topics and times, please download and view the 2012 program.

Special Note: There is a special “Youth Forum” on Saturday Evening, Ocober 27th @ 7:00PM moderated by Glendon Strickler.

We are offering a special invitation to young people to participate in a forum. We know young people may have questions which deserve New Testament answers. You may submit your questions prior to the conference for special deliberation or you may present them orally or in writing while in attendance at the conference. If you would like to special deliberation for your questions, please submit them via email to the moderator, gstrickler@ephratamennonite.org. Thank you!

The mission of AIC states: “The Anabaptist Identity Conference attempts to address current issues from a historical context.”

From Anabaptist to Pietist Church Music – Chester Weaver

Session #7 on Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bro. Chester Weaver of Lagrange, IN

Martin Luther said this, “I’m not ashamed to confess publicly, that next to theology there is no art which is the equal of music. For she alone, after theology, can do what otherwise only theology can accomplish. Namely, to quiet and cheer up the soul of many. Which is clear evidence that the devil, the originator of depressing worries and troubled thoughts, flees from the voices of music just as he flees from the words of theology. For this very reason the prophets cultivated no art so much as music, in that they attached their theology, not to geometry, nor to arithmetic, nor to astronomy, but to music; speaking truth through songs and hymns.”

Repairing The Walls of Our Homes – Panel Discussion

Session #15 on Sunday, March 14, 2010

Panel Discussion moderated by Bro. Jerry Hoover of Dover, OH
The panelists in this discussion were Bros. John D. Martin, Nathan Overholt, Matthias Overholt, Chester Weaver, David Graber, Donnie Swartzentruber & Ed Kline.

The subject being discussed centers around the retention of youth in our churches. This illustration from Bro. Jerry Hoover sums up at least part of the concerns discussed.

In our farms we have John Deere tractors, we have horses, we have Powerstroke diesels. (What if) consistently through the last 30-40 years, somewhere between 25% and 50% of the John Deere tractors and the Powerstroke pickups, and the horses would somehow just disappear off your farms? There would be people coming out of the woodwork trying to figure out where they’re going, and what’s happening. But alas, there’s been a silence. And one is (left) wondering where the prophetic voice is at.

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The Remarkable Rechabites – Chester Weaver

Session #14 on Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bro. Chester Weaver of LaGrange, IN

I’m not going to be pointing you to my family and how I did it, because I just didn’t do it well enough. But I would like to point you to somebody who is remarkable in what he did, so remarkable that God was impressed. I’m not sure God’s impressed with my family, but God was impressed by this man’s family.

Journey Toward Brokenness; Gelassenheit – Chester Weaver

Session #10 on Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bro. Chester Weaver of LaGrange, IN

The natural man would say, “I will love myself first, and then I’ll love you if I want to.” Jesus said, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever desires to save his life, will loose it.

Historical Servant Leadership – Chester Weaver

Session #6 on Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bro. Chester Weaver of LaGrange, IN

…Riding the tailgate while sitting in the driver’s seat. What does that mean? Listen brothers… This is taken from a literature book published by Christian Light Publications, “It is possible that some today, who are busy in church work, are actually deceived and are hurting those they think they’re helping.”