MCNCD @News | February 1, 2017

@UPDATES Special Conference to elect the District Superintendent Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Zion Missionary Church, Elkhart Registration will begin at 9:15am and the conference will start at 10:00am Keller […]


  • Special Conference to elect the District Superintendent
    • Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Zion Missionary Church, Elkhart
    • Registration will begin at 9:15am and the conference will start at 10:00am
  • Keller Park Missionary Church has confirmed their next pastoral leadership team. Dr. David Cramer and Carrie Badertscher will serve together in this capacity. David will be the Teaching Pastor and will focus on preaching and teaching, small group leadership, and pastoral care. Carrie will be the Community Pastor and will focus on working with families, children, youth, and pastoral care.
  • Congratulations to Pastor Christian Brenner (St. Mark Missionary) and Pastor Glenn Snapp (Lockwood Community) on receiving their credentials.
  • Annual Reports: denominational reports are due by February 15 for all credentialed ministers and can be found HERE. District reports are also due on February 15 for all senior pastors and can be found HERE.


  • Granger Missionary Church is seeking applicants for the position of Lead Pastor. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Rev. Joe Wenger at [email protected].
  • Pleasant Hill Missionary Church (Bronson, Michigan) is also seeking applicants for the position of Lead Pastor. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Rev. Joe Wenger at [email protected].
  • College Park Missionary Church is looking for some folding tables and metal chairs to use for their Adult Ministry. They are also looking for white plastic tables. If you or your church have some you are ready to part with, please contact Rev. Chris Garner at [email protected].
  • Summit Church, Niles, Michigan has an open position for a full-time Children’s Ministry Director. If you, or someone you know, is passionate about the Gospel, children, and equipping leaders, then this may be a great opportunity to impact people to follow Christ. For more information or if you think God may be leading you to this opportunity, please send a cover letter along with your resume to [email protected].
  • Living Waters Missionary Church in Gary is in need of a church van. They would prefer that it be a 15 passenger model. If your church is looking to sell a reliable van or know of one available, please contact Joe or Dan at the District office. This would be a real help to them, especially as they work to reach out to young people.


  • Teen Quizzing
    • February 11 @ Redeemer Missionary Church
    • February 24-25 Michigan Invitational @ Colonial Woods
  • Children’s Quizzing
    • February 18 @ Summit Church
  • YW2YW: February 24 @ 11:45am join us in the MCNCD Conference Room for free pizza and training with Derry Prenkert! Our topic will be Scope and Sequence. Please RSVP by February 21 to [email protected].
  • MCNCD Ladies Weekend Retreat will be held on February 24-26 at the Farmstead Inn in Shipshewana. There are 1, 2 or 3 day options available. This year their speaker will be Shari Minke. Shari is an inspirational speaker, Bible teacher, author, dramatist and humorist. Workshops will include couponing, iPhone tips and tricks, adult coloring, and scarf making. For more information or to register, click HERE. Registration is due on February 17.
  • Access 2017– The North Central District Pastors’ Prayer Retreat, will be held at Amigo Centre in Sturgis, Michigan, March 27-28. Rev. Tom Swank, Missionary Church National Prayer Coordinator, will be our resource person to lead our retreat. This is a wonderful opportunity to “unplug” from ministry for a 24 hour period to be with your colleagues in ministry in the presence of the Lord. Cost for the retreat is $30 per person. Watch our website and your mail for registration information coming soon.
  • Regional Pastors Meetings: April 20 & 21
    • Central Meeting- 9:00am (EDT) Thursday, April 20 @ New Paris Missionary
    • Western Meeting- Thursday, April 20 (Time and Location TBD)
    • Eastern Meeting- 9:00am (EDT) Friday, April 21 @ Fairview Missionary
  • Shift National Conference is coming this summer! The conference will be held on July 10-13 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in downtown Ft. Wayne. Super Early Bird Pricing is now available! Registrations must be received by April 1 to receive this significant discount. Click HERE for a list of speakers, workshops, and to register.
  • Looking Ahead:
    • JOY Retreat: Amigo Centre, May 1-2, 2017.
    • District Conference: May 5, 2017 at Gospel Center Missionary Church.


  • Center for Congregations is holding a variety of workshops in February and March. We invite you to click HERE to check out their website to find more information. These workshops have proven to be very helpful with our district pastors and staff!
  • Moody Theological Seminary has received outside funding for a new tuition free, fully accredited, MA degree in Urban Ministry, with a focus on Cross-Cultural Ministry. They created it with our Devon Oasis in mind and they only have one seat available for Fall 2017. In addition to seminary studies, the student would work alongside Rev. Bob Andrews at Devon Oasis as an intern for the entire two-year program. Contact Bob Andrews at [email protected] for information on how to apply for this opportunity.
  • The Missionary Church Historical Society would like to fill their next special issue of Reflections with stories of God’s miraculous work among us. Both historical stories and also new ones. Diane Howard shares, “We hope to include a variety of pieces- from brief anecdotes (250+ words), to longer autobiographical narratives (2000+ words), to formal historical or theological research essays (5000+ words). Submissions are welcome from first-time authors as well as seasoned scholars for the next six months. Deadline is March 6, 2017.” Please send your stories to Diane Howard, Rona Community Church, 1082 Rona Parkway Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324 or email to Diane at [email protected].


  • Sympathy to Norma Daniels (wife of Rev. Charles Daniels)- Rev. Charles passed away on Sunday, January 15 at his home. Please remember Norma and their family in your prayers during this difficult time.
  • Please keep Dr. Gordon Bacon in your prayers as he grieves the loss of his wife, Phyllis Bacon. Phyllis passed away at Hubbard Hill on January 16.
  • Sympathy to Bob and Linda Loar (Solid Rock). Linda’s father passed away on Tuesday, January 24. Please remember Linda and her family in your prayers as they grieve.
  • Rev. Ken Chupp (Warsaw) reports that his wife, Diane, is back in the hospital due to kidney complications and her abdomen filling up with fluid. He asks that we pray that her numbers will stabilize and she can go home. Also, pray that God will heal the cancer!