16 Mar




The Art of Neighboring: Connecting with Our Local Communities

March 16, 20198:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Akron Mennonite Church
1311 Diamond St.
Akron, PA 17501

Join with ministry peers to explore how to identify points of intersection between the DNA of your church and that of the surrounding community. With these insights, participants will examine ways to build missional “bridges” between church and community. The aim of the interactive sessions will be for each church represented to generate action steps to build relationships and ministries with your neighbors.

Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Akron Mennonite Church
1311 Diamond St, Akron, PA 17501

$35 per person – Includes lunch
Group pricing* / CEUs available

*Groups must be registered and paid for in one transaction.

Presented by: Rev. Les Cool, MDiv

A note from Les:

In order to make the most of our time together, I encourage you to take a spiritual gift inventory (bring the results; e.g. https://gifts.churchgrowth.org/spiritual-gifts-survey/), as well as bring along your current church directory, as many leaders as possible, and a laptop(s). We will have access to WiFi. This is not just a lecture; this is a workshop. You will think, do research, and make plans! Questions? Call me (717-951-8433) or email me at revcool@ptd.net.

Les Cool is the lead pastor of Grace E.C. Church in Akron, PA and the Kingdom Extension Associate of the Evangelical Congregational Church. A 30+ year veteran of ministry, Les has been a youth pastor, church planter, and lead pastor. Les is an ICF accredited coach, specializing in pastoral and leader care and development (he also is a certified end-of-life coach); and a GRIP-Birkman certified professional coach (providing personal and team assessments for leadership and ministry development). Les draws from his ministry training and experience in small group ministries, pulpit and classroom experience, church planting and health ministries, and a passion for God’s people as he walks with pastors, executives and lay leaders to encourage and coach toward a better today and a more hopeful tomorrow. Les, along with his wife Carol, flesh out the gifts of mercy and hospitality, using both to develop relationships for Kingdom growth. He received his MDiv and MA from Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA.

Co-sponsored by:
Barnabas Initiatives
Anabaptist Center at Evangelical Seminary

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