Conference: Commission on Nurture and Christian Education sponsors ‘Pouring Life into Ministry'

The Atlantic Northeast District Church of the Brethren’s Commission on Nurture and Christian Education will sponsor “Pouring Life into Ministry,” a full-day conference with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Musser, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata.

Dr. Musser, an author and pastoral leader who works to empower those serving in local church ministry, is the District Superintendent of the Eastern District of the Evangelical Free Church of America. He will speak at the conference on two topics: Focus Drift within the Church and Loving the Unlovely. Dean Sensenig and the Ephrata Church of the Brethren worship team will lead the praise and worship time.

Participants may also choose to participate in up to two insight sessions during the day. Topics will include: The Passion Play – Finding your congregation’s dream ministries and making them a living reality; Bridging the Generation Gap – Integrating the church’s programs for all ages; Building Blocks – Strengthening small-group ministry to lay the foundation for a healthy, vital congregation; How We Grow – Creating kid-friendly, Jesus-centered children’s ministry; Back to the Center – Making prayer the centerpiece of your congregation’s relationship with God; and Get the Word Out – Using traditional and new methods of communication to keep the information flowing and the people growing.

Cost of $15 per person includes lunch. Childcare is available for children ages 3 through 10 by advance registration only. CEU credit is available for an additional $10 per person. Registration deadline is Feb. 1, 2014.


All those interested in local ministry, both clergy and lay leaders, are encouraged to attend.

For information and to print a registration form, visit, then click on the “Our Events” tab to go to Upcoming Events. Send email to to request a registration form via mail, or call the Atlantic Northeast District Office, (717) 367-4730.