• 19 Apr 2018 10:56 AM | Courtney Miller (Administrator)

    Martin Thomas will be sharing his powerful testimony with us at regen.2018. From being a pastor to being in prison, he knows how Jesus can change lives, including his own.

    Register for the opportunity to learn more about the miraculous way Jesus continues to lead Martin into new adventures.  

  • 17 Apr 2018 9:56 AM | Courtney Miller (Administrator)

    Noemi Chavez, pastor of the growing multicultural 7th Street Church in Los Angeles, is another amazing speaker in our regen.2018 lineup. She's committed to loving others and raising up the next generation to serve the future of the church and their communities. 

  • 13 Apr 2018 11:29 AM | Courtney Miller (Administrator)

    Take a break from your day and meet Bishop L.W. Francisco III, who will also be joining us at regen.2018! He is lead pastor at C3 church in Hampton, VA and believes that God calls us to be "legacy makers and curse breakers."

    Want to hear more from Bishop Francisco? Register for the summer gathering by clicking the button below.

  • 11 Apr 2018 11:52 AM | Courtney Miller (Administrator)

    We're excited to have Kim Meeder in our lineup of speakers for regen.2018! Kim's life was torn apart at just 9 years old by her parents' murder-suicide. Join us to hear how she has risen above the pain and gained a new start in life by the grace of God!

    You can get a glimpse of Kim sharing one of her moving stories in the video below.

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  • 11 Aug 2016 12:51 PM | John Troyer (Administrator)
    We're excited to announce that limited early registration pricing of $249 is now available for the Pastor/Spouse Retreat. It will be held at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, FL. Check the link for information

    Sign up now to reserve your spot!

    Save the date for ReGen 2017! Yes, we're doing it again next summer. We start Saturday evening, July 1 and end on July 4 after lunch. We will also have a service trip option. Here's the link for the details, and we want to share a story with you by Beth Guckenberger from her presentation at ReGen this past summer.: 

  • 12 May 2016 1:06 PM | John Troyer (Administrator)

    We're excited to announce that Jameel McGee and Andrew Collins are now included in our speaker lineup this summer at ReGen 2016. They were featured last month in a story on CBS On the Road about forgiveness. They will share their story of Jesus' restoration of their lives and relationship after McGee was framed by Collins, a police officer at the time, for a crime he did not commit. 

    In addition, their pastor, Brian Bennett, will talk about his church's work in bringing shalom to their local community. Bennett recently wrote a book, Go Now and Be the Church, which describes Overflow Church's experience with community transformation. 

    They join Beth Guckenberger, Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries, an organization that cares for orphans around the world. She was featured on our mother's day video last week.

    As we continue to move forward, we're recognizing the power of how God writes the stories of our lives when we let Him. They are often more profound than we could ever imagine. 

    We invite you to join us at ReGen 2016 this summer, July 5-9 at Taylor University, to hear more stories and experience transformation. This is a youth convention, church leader's convention, and family convention together as one. As a reader of this blog, we are offering you a Special Guest discount of $200 of our regular price. This means you only pay $250 for food, lodging, and registration at a four-day convention. Simply choose Special Guest Registration and use the discount code regeneration.

    May God richly bless you,

    John Troyer

  • 20 Feb 2016 4:53 PM | John Troyer (Administrator)

    Evana Network, a fellowship of evangelical Anabaptist congregations, continues moving forward with a focus on local community engagement. Sixteen congregations have joined to participate in regional networks. Some have no other affiliations and some are committed to continuing in their existing affiliations. At this point, congregations are mostly from the north central and eastern part of the United States, including congregations from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. These congregations represent over 3100 regular attenders, and a total of 109 church leaders and pastors have joined by committing to the personal covenant. In addition, Evana is in conversation with approximately fifty other congregations that are discerning their future involvement.

    The first regional network is being formed in northern Indiana. Matt Yoder, Connections Pastor at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Goshen, IN, is an early participant. "Being part of Evana has helped us to see ways we can help our churches live out God’s mission in our local communities," Yoder shared, "the ways in which we can partner with other churches to be a part of God's kingdom work is far greater together than what we could do alone."

    The regional network process begins with an extensive community mapping process. John Troyer, Executive Director for Evana, said, "The community mapping process helps us clearly look at the pain of our neighbors. We take seriously the broken places that are often ignored and believe the healing presence of Jesus through the local church is the hope of the world." Along with community mapping, congregations are committing together for a time of repentance, prayer and fasting to seek out direction and purpose. As that is clarified, congregations will move together in caring for their neighbors through radical hospitality, strategic compassion, and healing presence.

    While the northern Indiana region has already begun its work, the other regions will get started at Evana's first Pastor & Spouse Retreat in early March in Florida. Over 100 pastors and church leaders will gather for prayer, renewal and training. A special emphasis will be healing prayer for pastors as they sort through their own areas of need and brokenness. An additional event on the horizon is ReGen 2016, an Anabaptist youth, adult and family convention at Taylor University, Upland, IN on July 5-9.

    Evana's leadership continues to have conversations with denominations, conferences and agencies about ways to partner together. Wes Furlong, Director of Church Development for Evana, will be the keynote speaker in March at Lancaster Mennonite Conference's Celebration of Church Life. Troyer noted, "The question of institutional affiliations is an important one for us. Our focus is the local congregation, and we welcome partnerships with those who share our purpose and vision. We have seen a clarity and movement within the broader Anabaptist world. We simply want to be faithful in responding to the ways God is leading us.” The Evana Network Board will discuss the shape of these connections and other agenda when they meet again on February 28 in Lake Placid, FL.

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