Indiana Event Equips 17 Churches and Organizations
North Goshen Mennonite Church in Indiana hosted Dove's Nest's Protecting Our Children: Preparing Churches to Protect Children and Youth Workshop on September 17. Forty-six people participated in the event, representing seventeen entities. Brenda Yoder, LHMC and member of the Dove's Nest's Speaker Bureau, led the main workshop. Nancy Kauffmann, denominational minster for Mennonite Church USA and Dove's Nest board member, led a workshop on Circle of Grace.
By Brenda Yoder, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Speaker's Bureau Member
I came across a beautiful photo on my Instagram feed. It was lovely. Everything was propped and proportioned so meticulously. It had shoes and travel accessories laid out on a surface with a beautiful baby—about one year old, with a flat look on her face—lying on her back in a suitcase.
EMM has existed for well over 100 years, always striving to fulfill its calling. But it is important to step back from time to time and ask: What is EMM's role in today's world? Why does EMM exist? At the 2016 vision and fundraising banquet, hear from EMM president Nelson Okanya about EMM's call to share good news in a broken world.
Don't forget to register online by October 1 at emm.org/banquet to attend or to host a table.