Church Planting

 Richard   Witness, consultant, overseer (2011-present)

DMin (Gordon-Conwell); MDiv (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary); MTh (Univ. of Chicago); BA (Eastern Mennonite Univ.); Fuller School of Intercultural Studies

Ministry Experience – church planting (1977-1982); pastoral ministry, Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship (1978-1982); faculty, Rosedale Bible College (1968, 1976-79, 1989-94+); worker, Rosedale Mennonite Missions (1982-1989); mission administration, Eastern Mennonite Missions (1994-2011)


  • New Testament Church Planting: Jesus and Paul (4)
  • Church Planting in Christian History (2)
  • Church Planting Today: Global Case Studies (4)

Setting – classroom, retreat, sermon series

Scott Miller   Associate pastor of Oak Dale Mennonite Church (2014-present)

MA in Ministry Leadership (Columbia International Univ.)

Ministry Experience – leading short term mission trips (esp. southeast Asia); has partnered with Wycliffe, Crossover Communications,
Serve India Ministries

Topics – Lengths on all these can be adjusted -from a single service to a Friday-Sunday weekend series

  • Servant Leadership (workshop, retreat, classroom)
  • Taste of Perspectives (workshop, classroom)
  • Church Planting (workshop, classroom, worship service)
  • Missional Living (workshop, classroom, worship service)

Passion – to motivate and inspire this generation to live for God’s greatest glory in all the earth!

 Mel   Connections pastor of Maple City Chapel (2012 to present); overseer

Graduate of Rosedale Bible College; studies at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
       and Fuller Theological Seminary                    

Ministry Experience – Founding pastor of Maple City Chapel, lead pastor (1971-2012)


  • Nehemiah
  •  Habakkuk
  • Gospel of Luke

Settings – church meetings, seminars, retreats