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Three Trees and a Computer Bug: Lessons in Crisis Leadership

Strength to Strength welcomed Ryan J. A. Hoover to share stories, observations, and lessons learned from leadership in crisis. In August 2003, 55,000,000 people in eight states and Ontario lost power – some for several hours, some for multiple days – because of three trees and a computer glitch. The ensuing cascade jammed traffic, released […]

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Peacemaking Through Conflict

Strength to Strength welcomed Hector Troyer to survey causes of and solutions to interpersonal conflict. Hector will look at healthy and unhealthy responses to conflict-triggering situations. Even more importantly, he will be exploring simple techniques that can reduce the negative power of conflicts in our lives. An interactive question-and-answer period follows. Recommended book: “Radical Collaboration” […]

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Four Kingdom Cautions

Strength to Strength welcomed John D. Martin to share some words of Jesus as a reminder to those who diligently seek Him. The Sermon on the Mount presents Jesus’ ideal, a colony of Heaven on earth as visualized in the Lord’s prayer, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” In Matthew […]

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BONUS TALK: Kingdom Opportunities 2022 – part 2

Strength to Strength will occasionally host a Talk to offer kingdom ministries an opportunity to share how the greater community of Jesus’ followers can contribute. If you lead a ministry that you’d like to have represented, please contact us to discuss. Strength to Strength welcomed five brothers on an off-Saturday to introduce and discuss ministry opportunities […]

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Why Don’t We Love God?

Strength to Strength welcomed Darvin Martin to discuss what Peter meant when he said: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts…” The primary command that God has given us is to love Him with all of our being. But how can we love a God whom we mistrust? From the garden of Eden to […]

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Thinking Well – How Our Communities Have Failed and How They Can Succeed

Strength to Strength welcomed Lynn Martin to discuss how we can encourage intellectual sustainability in our thought processes. Are thinkers necessary to Anabaptist culture? Should we care that the most talented young people often leave the Anabaptist community? This talk will address these questions. Lynn suggests ways that our communities can support better thinking without […]

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BONUS TALK: Understanding Trauma, OCD, and Scrupulosity – part 2

On June 18, we hosted a talk on this subject (see part 1). Due to the high interest in this Talk, and insufficient time for all the response, we hosted this second part July 9. This Part 2 focuses on finding resolution to those suffering with these challenges. Strength to Strength welcomed Conrad Eby to […]

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The Power of the Kingdom Realized Through Weakness

Strength to Strength welcomed Marvin* to discuss the story of the Bible as the story of God’s love towards his people, in which God condescends—takes on weakness—to form a special people set apart to him. This paradigm of God’s purposes being accomplished through seeming weakness, is also the paradigm adopted by Jesus, Paul, and the […]

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Understanding Trauma, OCD, and Scrupulosity – part 1

This was the first part of a two-part S2S Talk. Due to high interest, we’ve followed up with a Part 2 which focuses on finding resolution to those suffering with these challenges (see part 2). Strength to Strength welcomed Conrad Eby to discuss his experience in understanding and dealing with behaviors resulting from trauma. Trauma, […]

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From a Life of Sin to a Family Music Ministry

Strength to Strength welcomed Brackin Kirkland to share his life testimony. In Brackin’s own words: I grew up in a Christian home, but I made many bad decisions in my teenage years, which led me into a life of sin and rebellion. But the Lord was with me all along the way, and His grace […]