REACH 2015

by Lucas Hilty

REACH 2015 was a gathering of workers in Christ’s Kingdom. Farmers, businessmen, and young men and women shared with and heard from missionaries, aid workers, school teachers, counselors, teachers in Bible institutions, and producers and distributors of Christian literature.

Items in the series REACH 2015:

Preparing Your People for Ministry (Arthur Nisly)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

There are gifted people you know that God is calling to missions. Planting the idea, believing in them, helping them Read More...

How Can I Minister to Peoples Medical Needs? (Nolan Byler)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

How did Jesus do it? What are the real needs of sick people? How do I earn the trust of Read More...

Homemaking as a Ministry (Cynthia Brubaker)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

The home can be a place of ministry. We will discuss how to cultivate homes that are a safe place Read More...

Why Bother with Humanitarian Aid? (Gary Miller)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Jesus was very clear about values. The soul of just one man is of more value than the entire natural Read More...

Caring by Listening (Joshua Strickler)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

In the midst of the brokenness caused by sin, Jesus Christ’s message of redemption is always hopeful. Can you listen Read More...

Start with Why (Kyle Stoltzfus)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Newsletters, websites, and brochures. Oh my. The digital revolution has made a numbing number of channels available for communication. This Read More...

Tax Compliance Issues, Part 1 (Mark Payne, Christian Schmutz)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

These two sessions focus on compliance and tax concerns for nonprofits. Topics covered include unrelated trade or business income, earmarks Read More...

Tech Tools (Matt Landis)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

This presentation takes a practical, hands-on look at some new and some mature tools that are becoming affordable/accessible to make Read More...

Personal Leadership (Merle Burkholder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

What are the stages in the development of a leader? This workshop will outline 5 stages that many leaders experience Read More...

Sustainable Missions (Panel Discussion)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

These four men discuss ways to promote long term service of missionaries, their rootedness in the communities they serve, and Read More...

Effective Facility Maintenance (Sheldon Kauffman)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Maintenance volunteers, supervisors and managers play a vital but often overlooked role in making mission and charitable work flow smoothly. Read More...

Being Women of Hospitality (Verna Esh)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

What qualities are needed to being a good host? In scripture we are told to be hospitable and given examples Read More...

Planting Ministry Vision (Ben Stoltzfus)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Ben leads a discussion about how leaders can grow vision in their churches. Having young people with vision may be Read More...

Friendship Evangelism (Clayton Shenk)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Do you have a winsome spirit? Are people drawn to you by the smile and warmth you portray when you Read More...

Meaningful Management (Dennis Yoder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Successful management of everyday tasks frees time and resources to pursue Kingdom results. This presentation looks at ways to manage Read More...

Treasure of Careful Planning (Donna Kauffman)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Are you aware of your purpose for living on this earth? Do you find your Bible Reading, Prayer Moments or Read More...

Chairing Nonprofit Boards (Gary Miller)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

The chairman plays a critical role in managing the oversight of a nonprofit ministry. A well-functioning board of directors requires Read More...

Social Media and Ministry (Matt Landis)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Is social media the new “main street” of our technical world? Does the modern version of street meetings include reaching Read More...

Making Disciples of All Nations (Raymond Burkholder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Beginning with the Biblical commission for cross-cultural ministry, this presentation moves to considering practical things like communicating the gospel cross-culturally Read More...

Taking Care of Wife and Family (Tim Stoltzfus)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Serving in ministry often brings busyness and extra time demands. I may be actively involved in kingdom work, but how Read More...

Temptations Men Face in Ministry (Vernon Esh)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

This presentation looks specifically at 3 areas of challenge for men in ministry positions. It focuses primarily on the impact Read More...

Joy in the Office (Vivian Mast)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

All are called to be servants and some are called to serve servants. Serving servants can be mundane and unnoticed. Read More...

Structuring Ministries for Effectiveness (Wendell Heatwole)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Thoughtful organization matters in structuring ministries. While effective ministries are not all structured the same, this talk identifies various matters Read More...

I was in Prison and You Came to Me (Wes King)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Hebrews 13 tells us to remember those who are in prison. Remember to pray for them, visit them, teach them, Read More...

Avoiding Overload and Burnout
Publication Date:2015-03-20

After describing what overload and burnout looks like, this presentation discusses and looks at solutions to common external and internal Read More...

Maintaining Long-Term Vision (Barb Coblentz)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

When working with people, sometimes we will face disappointment, reactions, failure, unhealthy dependence on us, and people weariness. This presentation Read More...

Loving the Unlovely (Brian Martin)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

What hinders reaching the most needy people in our community? What is it about me that needs to change before Read More...

You Can't Move that Mountain Alone (Jana Nisly)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Medical missions require a plethora of skills and resources that overwhelm the capacities of a single health care provider. Effective, Read More...

Ladies in Support Positions (Karen Zook)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

If you as a lady are called into a position of authority, how do you fill that role? Does the Read More...

Leading a Flourishing Voluntary Service Unit (Ken Nisly)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Life is too short to put in a term of service. We as leaders need to exemplify living a life Read More...

Tax Compliance Issues, Part 2
Publication Date:2015-03-20

This second sessions focuses on compliance and tax concerns for nonprofits. Topics covered in this session or the first one Read More...

An Anabaptist Philosophy of Technology (Matt Landis)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Anabaptists have been thinking, making statements and taking action on technological changes in our world. This presentation attempts to look Read More...

Teams (Merle Burkholder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

This presentation addresses the components of an effective team, discussing what makes a team effective and what can destroy effective Read More...

Relating to Your Constituency (Phil Hershberger)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

For a ministry, your relationship with your constituency is your lifeline in many ways – funding, accountability, direction, protection – Read More...

Taking Care of Your People (Panel Discussion)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

The purpose of this discussion is to share practical ideas for churches and loved ones to improve their care of Read More...

Feeding the Multitudes (Beatrice King)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Miracles happen when we know the Father of the five loaves and two fishes. In this presentation, Beatrice King talks Read More...

Partnering with Your Husband (Carolyn Roth)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

“Behind every great man is a great woman.” Do you want your husband to be great? Do you want to Read More...

Unseen Integrity (Dennis Yoder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Internal controls can be like brakes on a car: unnoticed until they stop working. This presentation presents a broad overview Read More...

Role of a Wife in Ministry (Edith Burkholder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

How can wives help in ministry? What are the challenges? What has helped to guide you? This presentation includes discussion Read More...

Servants, not Saviors (Eldon Hochstetler)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

What happens when God’s people take on God’s role? What are the signs that we may be crossing the line? Read More...

Intercessory Prayer (Floyd Stoltzfus)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Intercessory prayer is a lost art. How do I fit this rewarding ministry into my busy schedule? What did Jesus Read More...

Constructive Staff Evaluation (Galen Stutzman)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

“Iron sharpeneth iron.” How do we effectively speak into the lives of our staff? How do we grapple with actions Read More...

Helping without Harming (Gary Miller)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

All of us have good intentions as we reach out to the poor. Yet many times our attempts fail to Read More...

Effective Family Living (Melvin Lehman)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

It is a story told too often. A well-intentioned couple engage in the rigors of a demanding ministry with success Read More...

Serving Within Your Strengths (Merle Herr)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Have you ever wondered why you are better at some tasks than others? Part of the answer to this question Read More...

Family Issues in Ministry (Reuben Yoder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

This presentation addresses the challenges of family in ministry with a particular focus toward foreign missions. Ideas include constructive activities Read More...

Building Sustainable Ministry Infrastructure (Richie Lauer)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Needs to be met and people with a heart to work. Are those the only ingredients required to build an Read More...

My Ethics Your Ethics (Roseanne Bauman)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Ethics addresses the question, “What should we do and why?” When my answer to that question differs from the answer Read More...

Ministering to the Abused
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Sexual abuse damages people in ways that are deep and significant. Abuse among our plain people is much more prevalent Read More...

Caring for People at the End of their Lives (Nolan Byler)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

What criteria should a Christian use in making end-of-life decisions? How can caregivers avoid abandonment as death nears? How much Read More...

Thriving Under Authority (Duane Weber)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

God has placed you where He wants you. He has also orchestrated the events and structure of your life. Where Read More...

Discipling Younger Women (Marie Mullet)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

The apostle Paul instructed the older women to teach the younger. This made sense to us when we were young Read More...

Sustainable Ministry Structure (Eldon Hochstetler)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

What are the factors that allow a ministry to continue making a contribution to its constituency over the long haul? Read More...

Caring for Women in Ministry (Gerald Miller)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Women contribute in a significant way to the success of conservative Anabaptist ministries. However, women who are called upon to Read More...

Graduation… Then What? (Glendon Strickler)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

You are looking forward to graduation or graduation is still visible in the rear-view mirror. Business, helping at home, Bible Read More...

Beyond Good and Evil (Melvin Lehman)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

This presentation is especially for young folks. Perhaps you have raised this question in your mind: How can I prepare Read More...

Wealth, Spirituality, and the Global Christian Community (Merle Burkholder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Does wealth always create attitudes of independence and lessen the closeness of community? This presentation addresses the challenges people face Read More...

Funding Your Ministry (Paul Miller)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Most of the funds from our people flowing to our ministries derive from cash income they are currently earning. The Read More...

Do's and Don'ts of Fundraising (Richie Lauer)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Good stewards are careful givers. Communication with donors is vital, but the secular and Protestant models of fundraising fail when Read More...

Encouraging People in the Field (Panel Discussion)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Missionaries often face discouragement. How can we encourage them, thus enhancing their ministries and their potential for long term service? Read More...

History of Anabaptist Missions (Wendell Heatwole)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Remember those times when you found yourself in a dark auditorium listening to someone laboriously detailing a recent trip with Read More...

Healing the Heart Issues of Ministry Personnel (Amos Esh)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Frequently young people, couples, and families arrive on the mission field with heart wounds from early childhood. Ministry moves along Read More...

Leadership Coaching and Mentoring (Bill Mullet)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Mentoring and coaching are big responsibilities. Many people feel that being a mentor requires special skills, but mostly a mentor Read More...

Commitment, Tough Love, and Unflinching Tenacity in Working with Troubled Children (Brian Martin)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

How can I overcome relational and communication blocks that exists between myself and a struggling young person? Is there hope Read More...

Language Learning--Is it Worth It?
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Why is it so important to communicate well in the language of the people you are ministering to? In what Read More...

Beliefs: From Claiming to Owning (Cliff Schrock)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

It is easy to hear ideas and claim them as truth with little basis or personal thought. This approach to Read More...

Developing a Heart of Love (Dave Yoder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Why are relationships so challenging? How do I respond to those who irritate me? How do I handle hurts inflicted Read More...

Recognizing and Dealing with Depression (John Coblentz)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Ministry is taxing and can be discouraging when time and effort seem to be fruitless. How do we respond when Read More...

Connecting with Your Support Base (Jon Stoltzfus)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Presenting your ministry to the public is an important part of your ministry. Whether through newsletters, brochures, or presentations, it Read More...

Valuing the Fruits of the Spirit (Edith Burkholder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

This presentation explores the attitudes, actions and applications of the fruit of the Spirit. Pass it on:

Seven Principles of Leadership (Merle Herr)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Ideas about leadership may seem to be in vogue, but the true principles of leadership are timeless. This presentation is Read More...

Equipping Servants in High School (Patrick Heatwole)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

God has blessed us with the opportunity to educate our children in our own schools. With this opportunity comes the Read More...

Needle in Her Hand (Sharon Yoder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

As 21st century godly women, we desire deep relationships, a place in the community, and a purposeful calling. Are these Read More...

Preparing for a Life of Ministry (Tim Stoltzfus)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Do you want your life to make a difference for eternity? What is the secret of a fruitful life of Read More...

Serving the Servants: the Role of the Board in Supporting Leaders (Wes King)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Mission boards, school boards, and ministry boards sit in meetings and make decisions. Is that all they do? Have they Read More...

Addressing Turnover (Arthur Nisly)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

When mission workers must leave their place of ministry before they planned to leave, everyone loses! Kingdom momentum is lost, Read More...

Cultivating Healthy Relationships (Barb Coblentz)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Each of us as women bring our unique blend of gifts and passion to a team. Sometimes those differences “grate” Read More...

Saints, Starters, and Stethoscopes: The High Calling of Pioneering a Medical Mission (Jana Nisly)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Medical missions have historically introduced the kingdom of Jesus to many parts of the world. Have you heard God’s call Read More...

Preparing for Ministry, Effective in Service (Duane Weber)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

God’s part and my part, where do the two intersect? Life is full of the unexpected and the predictable, the Read More...

Short Term Mission Trips (Elijah Yoder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Whether your mission trip is a work project, hands-on evangelism, or for cultural exposure, your experience can be enhanced by Read More...

Visitation: How? When? Where? (Floyd Stoltzfus)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Find widows, elderly people, youth contemplating suicide, the depressed and dejected in your community. Take your children and grandchildren along Read More...

Financial Stewardship in Missions (Gary Miller)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Most missions can’t exist without funding. So finding creative ways to extract money from supporters becomes a major focus. We Read More...

Vision for Life (Merle Burkholder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Why was I born? What does God want to do with my life? This presentation provides information regarding how to Read More...

Guidelines for Working with Children (Phil Hershberger)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Learn ways to more effectively touch the hearts of the children you are called to reach. This presentation includes pointers Read More...

Globally Involved Families (Reuben Yoder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

This presentation explores ways to stimulate and involve the family in ministry nationally and internationally. These include the impact of Read More...

Keeping Staff Connected (Panel Discussion)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

The length of time in missionary service and the distance from home enhance the feelings of disconnectedness. The goal of Read More...

Attitudes that Enable Ministry (John Coblentz)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Why is attitude important? What is attitude? Which attitudes enable? Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how Read More...

Business of Mission (Bill Mullet)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Business and missions do not need to be at odds. By serving others, both use synergy and strategy to reach Read More...

Call of Christ and Beyond (Raymond Burkholder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

The Great Commission is Jesus’ call to each of us to bring His influence into the dark places of the Read More...

Greater Works Than These (Wayne Schrock)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

What are the “greater works” that Jesus says His followers will do? No one has ever out-performed Jesus in miraculous Read More...

Learning From the Past and Vision for the Future (Gary Miller)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

History is God’s method of teaching us how to live. As we live in the midst of unprecedented global opportunities, Read More...

Light in Dark Places (Clayton Shenk)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

A huge hindrance in city ministry is prejudice. Jesus looked beyond skin color and dirt to the hurting, sinful soul. Read More...

Relating Amidst Conflict (Dave Yoder)
Publication Date:2015-03-20

Reconciliation is not an option for a Christian. Each person is made in God’s image and desrves diginity and respect, Read More...

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