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POWERHOUSE 2014 Theme & Speaker

Jonathan ShivelyThis year's theme is “Almost Christian: Seeking an Authentic Faith." Drawing from the book "Almost Christian" by Kenda Creasey Dean, we will look at some of the characteristics vital to youth and young adults developing a faith life that is deep and meaningful.

Jonathan Shively, director of Congregational Life Ministries for the Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Ill., will be our keynote speaker for three worship times during the weekend, examining some of these key elements of faith development.

Originally from Lancaster County, Pa., Jonathan studied at Elizabethtown College, Bethany Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been a pastor and directed educational programs for Bethany Theological Seminary. He is also a talented musician and the father of several youth of his own. He and his family live in Elgin. We look forward to hearing from him during our weekend together.