-2015--"Tuesdays with Dave" was a series of online video teleconferences for congregations featuring David Boshart, Executive Conference Minister for Central Plains Mennonite Conference. Dave presented and led discussion on questions of congregational outreach including:
Many Central Plains congregations participated, and the recordings of the series are now available for viewing. Click on the topic above to hear a recording of the session.
-2017--"Witness to a Better Place"
How the life and witness of our churches can be infused with grace, joy and peace in a world seeking hope.
The three 25-minute instructional videos found here are intended to stimulate conversation within your congregation and open up the questions about how our congregations can be effective in witness.
Use this resource in your leadership team, Sunday School or small group. Everyone could watch the video at home, then you can spend your meeting time talking about it together. This would take just three sessions. Or, watch the video together in one session, then discuss it in the next session, taking a total of six sessions.
With each video, there is a one-page, downloadable discussion guide.
Session 1: Witness in Exile: Longing for a better place VideoDiscussion Guide How can the life and message of the church address people’s longing for a better place? How can the church become a place where questions and doubts are welcomed and people are released to engage their neighbors in a ministry of hope?
Session 2: The Substance of Witness: Being the Better Place VideoDiscussion Guide What are the spiritual formation practices that can help transform our reflexes for a hope-filled faithful and witness? How can we be the better place that God inaugurated in Jesus, a place infused with grace, joy and peace?
Session 3: The Heart of Witness: Becoming Communities of Grace, Joy and Peace Video Discussion Guide How can we move the condition of the heart of our community from anxiety, moral indignation, and judgment to a common life that is marked by grace, joy, and peace? This session will offer specific recommendations for how churches can nurture attitudes of grace, joy and peace, displaying the better place God has inaugurated in the world through Jesus.