Calling pastors to the Mennonite Church by ProQuest


[Gary Harder] said they also see the common "boss-employee relationship" as an unhealthy model for church leadership. When they do see healthy relationships in the church, he added, "they find it much easier to hear God's call."As Muriel Bechtel, MC Eastern Canada conference minister, second from left, put it, the unfinished quilted table covering served as a symbol for the "Energized for ministry... while preparing for retirement" event, held May 15 near St. Jacobs, Ont. Presenters included Marianne Mellinger, coordinator of leadership development for MC Eastern Canada and Conrad Crebel University College, centre, and Ardys and Palmer Becker, right. The small group was symptomatic of the baby-boomer generation, 40 percent of whom think about retirement and hope that it will work out without any intervention on their part. The Beckers, together with Glenn and Anna Mary Brubacher, shared about their retirement from active ministry, while Dave Bechtel instigated thinking about retirement funding.

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