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            To:       Pastors and Congregational Leaders
            Date:    March 8, 2021
            Re:       Calling the Called

            Greetings in the name of Jesus,

            The purpose of this communication is to alert your leadership and congregation to an event that will help you and
            your District identify future pastoral leadership. A Calling the Called event is scheduled for May 1, 2021, which
            will be conducted through ZOOM with a follow-up in-person event September 25, 2021, at the Chambersburg
            COB. Area One District Executives are jointly sponsoring these two events in an effort to identify individuals who
            are gifted for potential set-apart ministry. These two days are intended to be an exploratory time and designed to
            encourage and assist those individuals who may be experiencing the call of God on their lives for ministry.

            As members of this team, we believe calling people to ministry is one of the most important things congregations
            can do. Congregations are the lifeblood and source of leadership for generations to come. Trends indicate that
            more and more congregations are looking within to train and equip future leaders.

            Thus, we strongly encourage you to identify individuals within your congregation who would benefit from such an
            experience. Encourage them to consider this virtual event to learn about calling and the process of credentialing.
            Please share the names and contact information with your respective district executive. Once these names are
            collected, notices will be sent to these individuals with an invitation to participate.

            Of all the tasks and functions that we do together, we believe the call and development of leadership is a critical
            priority. Healthy, committed, and creative leadership is vital for growing congregations.

            Please begin the task of alerting individuals in your congregation to this wonderful opportunity to explore a calling
            to ministry.

            Serving Christ Together,
            Calling the Called Committee

            David Banaszak
            Joe Detrick
            Gene Hagenberger
            Pete Kontra
            Kim McDowell
            Cheryl Marszalek
            Donna Rhodes
            Kris Shunk
            William Waugh
            William Wenger

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