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The Inroads Of Evangelical Protestantism

AIC 2016 | Session #15, Saturday, March 12
By: Bro. David Bercot from Chambersburg, PA

Warning: An Honest Assessment

Session #14 on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bro. Dean Taylor of Mountain Lake, MN

Some of the things I will be talking about tonight are not very flattering in our Anabaptist history. …..I would like to look at some of these things in history, and some of them in recent history like the 1950s and 60s; and then I would like for us, instead of patting ourselves on the back and saying “them”…, I would like for us to look at ourselves. Because it is my belief that we are repeating a lot of the same patterns.

Servant Leadership

Session #13 on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bro. Leonard Martin of Bethel, PA

Our churches need leaders; we need leaders. I think it’s lacking men who can lead. Men who have authority. Men who have backbone. Men with a vision. Men who can exhort and rebuke with all long-suffering and doctrine. And the only way we can do this effectively, is to follow the pattern of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is laid out in Scripture.

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?

Youth Forum

Session #8 on Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bro. Glendon Strickler of PA

The Scripture, especially if you go to Acts; there is lots of dissension, there is lots of discussion. And so, church is about working out messy, difficult things. And if we teach our youth that any time we disagree it’s a problem, we are teaching them something that’s not true. We need to disagree. It’s how we disagree that’s the issue.

Culture: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? – Michael Overholt

Session #13 on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bro. Michael Overholt of Franklin, KY

We want to look a little at how cultures develop, and that is in an effort to better understand and appreciate our culture. We also want to note a few changes in our culture; this will be in very practical ways. And then to just consider developing ways to deal with those changes.