Welcome to Franklin District of Lancaster Mennonite Conference.
Franklin District of LMC (formerly Franklin Mennonite Conference) represents congregations in south central Pennsylvania and western Maryland.
Franklin District of LMC shall...
1. Assist congregations to be faithful disciples of Jesus,
following the Bible, God's Word - reflecting His love and
holiness for the world to see.
2. Assist congregations to live in a loving supporting
community, demonstrating our love for each other.
3. Assist congregations to relate to the world with love and
compassion explaining clearly to all people that Jesus
came to this world, died and rose again that they might
4. Provide opportunities for the leadership of our
congregations to fellowship and share times of worship,
inspiration, and discussion of Biblical doctrines and
issues relating to the work of the church.
5. Provide procedures by which congregations secure
adequate leadership with appropriate supervision and
6. Exercise scriptural discipline by brotherly counsel and
consensus of conviction in order to maintain the unity
and vitality of the church.
7. Serve as a liaison between congregations, Lancaster
Mennonite Conference and other church wide boards
8. Implement the recommendations and resolutions of the
Lancaster Mennonite Conference Leadership Assembly
and Bishop Board.
LMC Exists To Be:
A Spirit-led movement...
To MAKE disciples of Jesus
To MOBILIZE every member as a missionary
To MULTIPLY faith communities locally and beyond!
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“LOVE YOUR ENEMIES.” Class What does Jesus mean?
In this class we will focus on Jesus’ teaching in
Matthew 5:43-48 on loving enemies, but also cover other relevant passages. How do you treat someone who cuts you off on the road? A neighbor who harasses you? Someone who threatens to kill a loved one? Your country’s enemies in war? The case will be made that we cannot both love and kill an enemy. We will also examine what loving enemies looks like in real life and objections to this teaching. Our primary focus will be biblical but we will also look at the history of how this has been interpreted in the early church and at the time of the Reformation. Come with your curiosity and questions.
This course is part of a broader series of classes being developed on Anabaptist-Mennonite faith and practice.
Date and Time: Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:05, with a five minute break in the middle. The classes will run from March 4th through April 8.
Location: If allowed, local students will be able to attend in person at the LMC offices in Lancaster, PA (2160 Lincoln Hwy E). Anyone can attend via Zoom.
Google classroom will be used for this class (handouts, videos, instructions on how to prepare for class). If you don’t have one already, you will need a Gmail address to access this material.
Expense: This class is offered to you based on the generous giving of LMC churches to the ministries of LMC.
A $20 dollar donation is requested (from those who can) toward the STEP scholarship fund to train current and future leaders/pastors for LMC.
Student expectations: Attend class. Prepare for and participate in class discussion.
To register please contact William at email@example.com. Please register by February 18th.
Registration is limited to 15 students. This class will be offered again.
Instructor: William Higgins is on staff with LMC in the area of theological education and Anabaptist Christian identity formation.