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    with one dissenting vote Read the related story regarding the morning business sessions Beyond business While their parents were involved in morning business sessions children and youth were kept busy with activities designed for their respective age groups Volunteers from Stony Brook Church a recent USMB church plant in Millard Neb organized Red Sea Kids Conference for 23 children through elementary school This group also met during the evening sessions Saturday evening they performed for the adults during the final session Teens attended the evening sessions but enjoyed a variety of morning activities organized by Ben Thorson from Faith Bible Church Read the related story Delegates spent the afternoons pursuing hands on activities Workshops on a variety of topics were offered in the early afternoon followed by a service opportunity Friday and an informative bus tour of Omaha on Saturday Read more about afternoon activities Evenings were intended to be inspirational and entertaining Comedian Kenn Kington entertained the crowd Friday night and Alex Kendrick actor screenwriter and pastor spoke the next evening Read more about the evening sessions Iglesia Agua Viva a USMB Hispanic congregation from Omaha provided dinner music Friday evening and The Chad Stoner Band performed Saturday evening Musicians from The Bridge Bible Church of Bakersfield Calif served as the worship band for the week Four USMB partner ministries contributed towards the breaks and meals served during the convention Tabor College sponsored the Friday morning break while Fresno Pacific University and Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary were the Saturday break sponsors MB Foundation was the Friday dinner sponsor and MB Mission did the same Saturday Ministry partners set up displays in the hallway outside the large hotel meeting room as well as the perimeter of the room itself Agencies and ministries that reported to delegates had displays as did Family Life Network a media ministry of the Manitoba Canada MB Conference Mennonite Central Committee Mennonite World Conference and Mennonite Disaster Service Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments U S Mennonite Brethren gather in Omaha Wednesday Aug 1 2012 Delegates approve recommendations hear reports enjoy evening programs By Connie Faber U S Mennonite Brethren from all five district conferences traveled to Omaha Neb in late July for two back to back events the National Pastors Conference held July 25 26 at Embassy Suites Old Market and Conection 2012 the USMB delegate convention held the following two days at the same downtown hotel The delegate convention and Pastor s Conference shared the theme Be One taken from Jesus prayer for all believers in John 17 USMB Executive Director Ed Boschman began the opening C one ction 2012 address with a call to be unified so that USMB can better serve the world Various reports and both evening speakers also referred to the convention theme A secondary theme was the importance and power of prayer Prayer was the focus of the pastor s event with James Nicodem pastor of Christ Community Church and author of Prayer Coach as

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    of prayer Nicodem said his aim was not inspiration but application and he hit that target Attendees often used the word practical to describe Nicodem s input Judging by informal comments the pastors came away feeling better equipped to pray personally and to teach others to pray Attendees received further practical equipping through four Thursday afternoon workshops Jason Ikner of Logos Bible Software presented a workshop on using Logos tools for Bible study and sermon preparation Lynn Jost Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary vice president and dean and Brent Warkentin senior pastor of First MB Church Wichita Kan aimed to inspire better sermons in Preparing to preach Newly announced LEAD Coaching head coach Jeff Nikkel Mission USA director Don Morris and USMB executive director Ed Boschman outlined the new LEAD Coach pastoral mentoring resource Sue Nicodem wife of James Nicodem encouraged pastors wives in the most well attended workshop The Pastors Conference was peppered with prayer as attendees practiced what Nicodem preached Times of musical worship led by John Szablowski and a worship team from The Bridge Bible Church Bakersfield Calif were filled with a spirit of prayer Wednesday night s session ended with prayer in small groups Thursday morning s session was punctuated with short times of interaction and prayer assignments A Thursday evening concert of prayer wrapped up the Pastors Conference Leave a comment Comment Name E mail Post 0 Comments National Pastors Conference focuses on prayer Wednesday Aug 1 2012 Nicodem gives practical guidelines for enhanced prayer life By Myra Holmes When some 136 USMB pastors and spouses gathered July 25 26 prior to C one ction 2012 for the National Pastors Conference the emphasis was on prayer I m here to recommend prayer to you as a priority for our lives and our churches said speaker James

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