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Superintendent Eligibility List

This list of Active Ordained Ministers are those eligible for the position of Superintendent.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Ordained prior to 5/8/2017
  • Transfered to PennDel prior to 5/8/2017
  • Reinstated by 5/8/2017 (if credentials were previously ‘lapsed’)

List of Ordained Ministers



Kids’ Fun Arts 2018

We are excited to hold our 9th annual Kids’ Fun Arts event in 2018!

WHEN: Saturday, May 19 (Registration begins at 8:30 AM.)
POSTMARK DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 18

First AG – Harrisburg, PA & Monroeville AG – Monroeville, PA

COST: $14.00 for the first entry per person + $3.00 for each additional category entry per student

CATEGORY LIST: 2018 Category List

REGISTRATION INFO: All necessary Fine Arts forms and information have been distributed to PennDel churches & are available below! See your children’s pastor/leader for details on how to register.

For any further immediate information, feel free to contact Megan Jordan at

2018 Fun Arts Booklet
2018 Registration Check List
2018 Fun Arts Payment Form
2018 Group Registration Form
2018 Participant Registration Form

KidMin Trainings 2018

We are thrilled to announce our next series of Children’s Ministry Trainings in several PennDel sections! Like last year, this will again be a time for children’s pastors/leaders, kids’ classroom teachers, volunteers and other lay leaders to learn and grow in the great work of investing in the lives of kids!

Dates & locations for each event are below; please proceed through registration and choose the location you’d like to attend when prompted. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday, March 23rd – New City Church (Wilmington, DE)

Saturday, March 24th – Philadelphia Christian Center (Bensalem, PA)

Friday, April 20th – Faith AG (Roaring Spring, PA)

Saturday, April 21st – Monroeville AG (Monroeville, PA)

To register, see your church’s Children’s Pastor/Leader or click to REGISTER ONLINE.

Event Details:
2018 Training – Philadelphia
2018 Training – Pittsburgh






Fearless Conference

Join us for a brand new event designed to equip teenagers to make a difference for the Gospel. This is not an event for “leaders,” it’s an event for all believers! It’s Fearless: One Day to Make a Difference, a one-day conference happening in three locations: west, central, and east. Students will be inspired and empowered to serve their friends, talk about their faith, and make a difference without fear. For details and to register, go to

A Picture of Leadership

The sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, had this to say about leaders: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” That’s a powerful definition! At GT Church we’ve struggled at times with how to raise up these kinds of leaders. We want to build a strong leadership culture, and we have worked towards that goal by developing a discussion model of training we call Lead U.

We invite current and potential leaders, both staff and volunteer, to go through this training so that we share a unified vision of what a leader does. When they’ve completed the training, our leaders should walk away understanding and applying five core practices/values of leadership which were taken and adapted from The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.

You’ve heard the phrase “a picture’s worth a thousand words,” and it’s true. Sometimes an image can speak volumes. We have chosen to tie each core practice to an image in order to create a picture of leadership:

Model the Way
David was chosen by God to lead the Israelites, and Psalm 78:72 says that, “He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands.” Lead with character and competency. Set the example. Model the steps and actions you want people to take. Things need to get done, but if you’re lacking character, then you’re missing the most vital piece of the puzzle.

Inspire a Shared Vision
Moses was a leader with a clear vision from the Lord, and he needed to get the Israelites on board. Leaders should be like a pair of glasses, helping others to have a clear vision of where they are going. Leaders should not only cast vision, but inspire those who are following them and move them toward action.

Challenge the Process
In Daniel 1:8 we see Daniel challenge the process when he requests permission not to eat unacceptable foods given to him by the king. Be willing to ask and be asked questions, even when it causes friction. Just like friction helps gears to turn and create forward motion, challenging the process can help to bring about positive change in your ministry.

Enable Others to Act
In Judges 4:14, Deborah enables Barak to act when she tells him, “Get ready! This is the day the Lord will give you victory over Sisera, for the Lord is marching ahead of you.” Make it practical and possible for someone else to do something. The ripple effect that could create will go far beyond what you could do alone.

Encourage the Heart
1 Samuel 6:7 tells us, “people judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Leaders need to recognize the work of individuals and create a spirit of community within their teams. Don’t forget to encourage your own heart as well – it’s hard to encourage others when your tank is empty!

I love having the opportunity to provide leadership coaching not only to leaders at GT, but to other churches as well. For more information, please visit We lead Better Together!


We Are Always Better Together

Women step through the doors of our churches with a wide array of backgrounds and personal stories. Some often struggle with past experiences, unhealthy relationships, confusion, and heartbreak. Along with that baggage, women also bring with them unique abilities, spiritual gifts, and a call to serve. Ministry within the church is God’s design for providing healing, truth and freedom. Those best qualified to minister to and disciple women
are . . . women.

Women are designed for relationship. We are always better together! The church is the very best place to establish godly, healthy relationships, A Quick Guide to Ministering to Women was developed to aid in that effort. It offers practical, effective training for building and strengthening ministry to women. Several topics covered are:

What are the needs of women?

What is the role of the church in ministering to women?

Am I qualified to lead women?

Where do I start?

What do I do?

How do I do it?

A Quick Guide is designed to come alongside the leader, with easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines. Included are extra downloadable resources, templates, and guides. These practical tools were intentionally designed to help leaders establish a strategic plan and build a strong team.

Our prayer is that A Quick Guide to Ministering to Women will inspire you with new ideas. Use it to train leaders. Use it as a small group study. No matter how you implement this guide, we are confident the information will encourage and expand the connection and mobilization of the women of your church. When you gather women, teach them biblical truth and enable them to journey together in passionate pursuit of a stronger walk with Christ . . . great things are guaranteed to happen!

How To Get A Men’s Ministry Going…The FUN Way


Make Sundays a man-friendly environment. Offer a sermon series that connects with guys. Power tools work great as sermon props — once I used a chainsaw (with the chain removed). When we started it, I had everyone’s attention!

Deck out your platform with stuff guys like. Churches have used Mini-Coopers, boxing rings, goal posts and fishing boats.

You might even want to shake things up like when Pastor Curt Seaburg rode his Harley to the platform for a Sunday message or when Pastor Greg Ford stepped into a boxing ring with a boxer for a fundraiser for Emerge Ministries.

Start with Father’s Day. “Go for the Guys Sunday Action Plan” is a free resource to help you plan an awesome day from Use this day to create momentum that you can capture with a small group or your next men’s trip or event.


Skeet shooting, fishing and hunting trips, ball games, and Nascar events are good ways to build energy and relationships that can get a guy’s faith started.

An event that makes this super easy is AdventureFest. This weekend in June happens near Raystown Lake with guys camping (tailgate style), good food, big campfires, awesome music, challenging speakers, and lots of fun and adrenaline (

The energy is in overdrive at the fall men’s conference. This year’s GO! Men’s Conference will take place in Camp Hill with 1,500+ men.  This is a great way to get guys in gear with their faith. Check out a sample of Chaplain Black’s message from last year.

How Does #BetterTogether Happen?

I am a “Do It Yourself” kind of guy. After high school I spent time in the military and then a few years at several entry level jobs. At age 22, I started a career in the metal fabrication industry, again mostly working solo. I started college at age 32 and began ministry as an associate pastor at age 36.

It was then I realized one is too small of a number to really make an impact. It was a large church, and I was in charge of children’s ministry, Christian education and discipleship, adult Sunday school, small groups, outreach and drama ministry, as well as baby dedication, water baptism and membership. Being overwhelmed, I was suddenly thrust into
developing teams.

I had to recruit, develop, train, release and then supervise people to help me accomplish the task God gave me; most of all I had to pray for guidance and direction. God usually did not send me leaders ready to go, instead He sent me ordinary people; it was my job to equip them to do extraordinary ministry.

How does “Better Together” happen? 

  • I earnestly pray that God leads me to the right person, and He does.
  • I share my heart and vision with passion; it’s always about making a difference.
  • I always give team members what they need to be successful.
  • I make them look good; if all goes well they get the credit; if they fail, I take the blame.
  • I release them to do it their way, knowing what end result is needed.

If things fail, I am not a punisher; everything is a learning experience, what can we do better as a team. It seems few teams last forever; my greatest joy in being “Better Together” is watching God move people on to greater ministry and bringing new team members to share the journey with me. Try it, it’s worth it.

2017 World Missions Project Video

Thank you for your support for this year’s World Missions Project.

To help communicate the Roma Project, you can download the Roma Project video here:

Roma Project Video

2017 Home Missions Project Videos

Thank you for your support for this year’s Home Missions Project.

To help communicate the R1 Project, you can download the vision video here:

Full Version Video

Short Version Video



Women in Ministry 2017

Hi Girlfriends!!

I trust you have been ENJOYING YOUR RIDE after our great weekend last September! I know it gets bumpy at times; however, that is when we realize we are on a tandem bike with Jesus peddling for us!

 SAVE THE DATE September 22-24, 2017 our theme will be FIXHER UPPER!

Repurpose, reclaim, replenish, restore, renew… so many words to describe the repairs we need in our lives. God is the original “fixer upper.” Our weekend will focus on allowing God to rejuvenate and renovate our body, soul and spirit.

Our main sessions will feature several of our PennDel gals who have refurbished their lives by allowing God to work in their hearts.

Jan Krebs – restore your mind after abuse
Bekah Arnold – restart your identity (after a dysfunctional past)
Robin Immel – refurbish your marriage
Marjie Tourville – readjust your attitudes

Please email me ( if you would like to share your 10-minute testimony this year.

The grace of God will restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. I Peter 5:10.

The brochure will be posted online and sent out hard copy in June.

Love you!





Children’s Ministry Leadership Summit 2017

January 16 – 18, 2017
Location: Bongiorno Conference Center

Cost: $205 per person (single occupancy – $185 for double occupancy) (includes 2 nights, 5 meals, all sessions & resources)
($150 commuter cost covers everything except overnight housing)

To register, you can download the registration form below and mail it in to our office with a check for payment or click to REGISTER ONLINE.

CMLS Brochure Page
CMLS Schedule
CMLS Registration Form

Contact Megan Jordan at with any immediate questions.

Ministers Enrichment 2016

Staying Healthy While Leading Others

Palmer photoWe are delighted to have John Palmer, President of Emerge Ministries, with us for this year’s Ministers’ Enrichment.

John is committed to helping us through preemptive ministry to be emotionally, mentally, and relationally healthy as we face the stresses and pressures of leadership.




SESSION 1:  Focusing through Self-Leadership Questions – Effective leaders don’t have to have all the answers; we do need to know which questions to ask.

SESSION 2: Maintaining Your Work/Life Balance – It’s NOT ok to take care of ourselves.  It is ESSENTIAL.

SESSION 3: Dealing with Personal and Leadership Pain – Common causes of leadership pain are criticism, betrayal, toxic culture, conflict between vision and tradition, heartaches at home and compassion fatigue.

SESSION 4: Developing Resilience – Bouncing Back – Resilience can be learned and developed, no matter our age or personality type.

Monday, October 3

5:00 pm Dinner: Surf & Turf
7:00 pm – SESSION 1
9:30 pm – Afterglow

Tuesday, October 4

8:00 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – SESSION 2
11:45 am – Convoy of Hope Lunch (DE Room)
12:00 pm – New to PennDel Lunch (PA Room)
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Recreation Time (Convey of Hope Golf Tournament / Tennis / Basketball / Free Time)
5:00 pm – Dinner: Mexican Fiesta
7:00 pm – SESSION 3
9:30 pm – Afterglow

Wednesday, October 5

8:00 am – Breakfast (ACTS 2 Journey in PA Room)
9:30 am – SESSION 4

Country Inn & Suites
1529 Commerce Ave., Carlisle, PA 17015
Rate: $99.00
(priority reservation by 9/20/16)

Fairfield Inn & Suites (Marriott)
1528 East Commerce Ave., Carlisle, PA 17015
Rate: $85.00
(priority reservation by 9/3/16)

Hampton Inn
1164 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013
Rate: $119.00
(priority reservation by 9/3/16)

Residence Inn
1 Hampton Court, Carlisle, PA 17013
Rate: $119.00
(priority reservation by 9/3/16)

Bongiorno Conference Center
Rooms are sold out.

The Budget Buster Bunk Rate is still available at $16.00 per person per night
(bunk in dorm style multiple occupancy space)

Call: 717-243-7381

Individual Meal Plan: $54.00 per person
Couple’s Meal Plan: $108.00 per couple

Dinner: $16.00 (Surf & Turf)

Breakfast: $7.50
Lunch: $9.50
Dinner: $13.50 (Mexican Fiesta)

Breakfast: $7.50

2 ways to register for meals:

or complete a Meal Order Form
(please submit your order by 9/23/16)

Women in Ministry – September 2016


Hi Girlfriends!!

I am sure you are still SPARKLING as you anticipate another great weekend in 2016!

September 23-25, 2016 will be a great weekend for women in ministry to connect, refresh, and ENJOY THE RIDE!. We will have several gals share again this year ways they’ve learned to ENJOY THE RIDE even in difficult circumstances. Please email me at if you would like to share your 10-minute testimony this year.

Psalm 21:6 says “Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.” Jesus want us to ENJOY MINISTRY as well as life in general – He gave us an abundant life – let’s embrace His provision.

Save the Date!





Missions Leadership Team Training

This event is a FREE training provided for all PennDel World Missions Directors, Lead Pastors and interested individuals.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time: 10am-1pm

Continental Breakfast Provided


New Life Church
1991 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

This event is a FREE training provided for all PennDel World Missions Directors, Lead Pastors and interested individuals.

Guest Speaker

Jeff Hartensveld (AGWM Director of Mobilization)
“5 Missions Movers for the Local Church” &
“Missions Moving from Natural to the Supernatural”

3 Breakout Sessions

“Conducting an Effective Missions Emphasis/Convention” Lori Lecocq, Monroeville A/G Missions Director
“Raising a Missions Budget” Curt Harris – CLA Missions Director, Camp Hill
“Leading an Effective Missions Trip” Phil Baker – GT Church Mission Director, Reading

Special Topics at a Missions Roundtable

featuring our own PennDel Missionaries


(dutch treat) Good ‘N Plenty Restaurant – All you can eat

RSVP by August 23


HonorBound Men’s Conference

Trinity Life, Baltimore, MD

October 14-15, 2016

Friday PM – Sean Smith – Pointblank International – San Ramon, CA

Promo_Sean_1Sean is the founder of Sean Smith Ministries/Pointblank Intl. and has been in ministry for 25 years. He is father to two children, Brandon and Brittany. Sean has been involved in university outreaches, mission trips, conferences, Bible schools and Body ministry for the entirety of his time in ministry. Sean has authored 3 books including “I Am Your Sign” and has partnered with Jesus Culture to raise up a generation of new breed revivalists. Currently his ministry offices are in San Ramon, CA and he travels as an evangelist, equipper and revivalist who will stir men to rise up with courage and be the men that God has called them to be.

Saturday AM – Barry Black – Chaplain of the United States Senate – Washington, DC

2003 Official Portrait NO moustacheAs the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, Chaplain Barry Black is a spiritual leader to the Senate lawmakers, their families, their staff, and other people who work on the Senate side – about 6,000 people. Growing up in Baltimore with little except the love of a strong mother, Black was surrounded “by overwhelming poverty, discouragement and death-bound adults who were enslaved … by alcohol and drugs.” A college student when he joined the Civil Rights movement, he was inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to see pastors not as “dealers in gossamer hopes and dreams… but drum majors for justice, truth and righteousness.” Chaplain Black challenges men to live a life of character and integrity.

Saturday Late AM – John Bevere – Messenger International – Palmer Lake, CO

John Bevere_2014[1]We are delighted to have John Bevere back at HonorBound!  He is the founder of Messenger International, an organization established to teach, reach, and rescue. As a minister and author, John delivers messages of uncompromising truth with boldness and passion. His desire is to support the local church and resource leaders regardless of location, language, or financial position. To this end, his resources have been translated into over 90 languages, and millions of copies have been given to pastors and leaders worldwide. John Bevere inspires confidence and faith with this message, “God will never lead you into a storm that He doesn’t give you the power to overcome!”

Saturday Afternoon – Bryan Koch – GT Church – Reading, PA

BKoch_2015_bwBryan has served as Lead Pastor for GT Church ( Reading, PA) for over 25 years. Before being called into ministry, Bryan was a professional baseball player in the Chicago White Sox organization until hit with a 90 mile an hour fast ball that blinded him in his left eye, ending his baseball career.   In the summer of 2015, Bryan experienced something that would change his life forever when he and his wife, Lynn, were hit by a drunk driver, while riding their motorcycle. That accident caused him to lose his wife of 28 years and his left leg. Drawing on his incredible life experiences, Bryan communicates with an authentic, open style that allows him to be transparent and real with people. Most of all, he is able to share about his unwavering faith which has taught him that, “ if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”


KurtisKurtis Parks

National Community Church, Washington, DC

BrianBrian Biondo

TrinityLife, Baltimore, MD


Bobby Basham – Potomoc

Tom Rees – PennDel

Friday, October 14, 2016

6:00 PM Registration Opens
7:30 PM Main Session 1 – Speaker: Sean Smith

Saturday, October 15, 2016

8:30 AM Main Session 2 – Speaker: Chaplain Barry Black
10:30 AM Main Session 3 – Speaker: John Bevere
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Main Session 4 – Speaker: Bryan Koch
3:30 PM Dismissal

Courtyard/Baltimore/Hunt Valley
221 International Circle,
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
410-584-7070 or 800-321-2211
Code:  HonorBound

Embassy Suites/Hunt Valley
213 International Circle
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
$139.00 (includes breakfast)
Code: HonorBound 2016

Hampton Inn & Suites
11 Texas Station Court
Timonium, MD 21093
$119.00 (includes breakfast)
Code: HonorBound

Hilton Garden Inn/Owings Mills
4770 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Code: HonorBound

Holiday Inn/Timonium
9615 Deereco Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Code: HON

Holiday Inn Express/Hunt Valley
11200 York Rd
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
$99.00 (includes breakfast)
Code: HonorBound

Hyatt Place/Owings Mills
4730 Painters Mill Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
$119.00 (includes breakfast)
Code: G-HONO (HonorBound)

Red Roof Inn
111 West Timonium Road
Lutherville-Timonium MD 21093
$71.99 and $76.99
Code: HonorBound

Conference Location

TrinityLife, 2122 W Joppa Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093


Registration is FREE for senior pastors.

Also, each men’s director is FREE with just ten paid registrations.

Registration Forms

My School, My Mission

The first Christian missionaries were empowered with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, just a few days after the ascension of Jesus into heaven. Jesus told them it was coming: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8 ESV). With that empowerment, the great missionary movement was launched into the earth. We are the descendants of that movement, and we continue to send forth missionaries as a part of that movement.

Interestingly, the work of the missionary doesn’t begin at the end of the earth; it begins in Jerusalem. That means it begins right here, right now. The mission field begins when we walk out of our home, our church, and into our neighborhoods, towns, workplaces, and schools. In this sense, we are all missionaries. A student’s mission field is his or her school, and the church’s responsibility is to equip each student for the work of the ministry in this mission field (Eph.4:11-13).

Calling students to the commitment of a Campus Missionary is an important part of Every church must empower every student to reach every school.that empowerment. This summer, we are redefining the term “Campus Missionary” on a national scale. The heart of the Campus Missionary will remain the same—to make Jesus known on the school campus and beyond—but we are simplifying the definition so that more leaders and students can identify and join with this movement. For years, a Campus Missionary was defined by five core behaviors: Pray, Live, Tell, Serve, and Give. Three years ago we simplified that definition to the three Scriptural principles Live, Love, Lead: Live on purpose, Love out loud, Lead to eternity. This summer we will make it even simpler: A Campus Missionary is a student who shares Jesus at school. Several great new resources will also be released to help leaders and churches equip students in this journey of missional discipleship.

Youth pastors and leaders, to take your missional discipleship to the next level, join the 2016 Exponential Leadership Cohort. More information can be found at

Kids’ Breakaway 2016

ON A MISSION: Use Me…Heart, Hands, Feet
Cost: $114/person (if postmarked by Feb. 8th)


Weekend #1: February 26 – 28
Weekend #2: March 4 – 6
(PLEASE NOTE: There will again only be TWO Breakaway weekends in 2016.)
Speakers: Jeremiah & Candice Gruber (Living Waters Chapel – Lebanon, PA)

All necessary forms and information have been distributed to Penndel churches; see your children’s pastor/leader to get registered!

(For questions or to reserve space in your preferred weekend, contact

Cover Letter & Instructions
Important Notice
Church Application
Chaperone Application
Camper Application
Medical Departure Update
Lice Check Form

Promo Materials:
2016 Breakaway Brochure
2016 Breakaway Poster

Joe Jackson – Choir Room

Faith in the Fire – Joe Jackson – Pro Director, Athletes International Ministries Phoenix, AZ

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