Compelled By

March 24, 2022

The Ware Center, Lancaster City


What Is Compelled By Love?

A Collaborative Gathering Of Lancaster Church Leaders

Compelled by Love is an annual gathering of Lancaster County pastors and church leaders that aims to spark a movement of loving your neighbor in our congregations and in turn greater Kingdom impact in our communities.

This Year's Topic

Carrying the Love of Christ Into a World Filled with Hate

Our culture seems to be more and more divided. There are so many forces: politics, social media, news media, and social issues, that are increasingly driving us to be more angry at the “other side”, even if that “other side” is our brother and sister in Christ.

How can we break through these barriers to love our neighbor and make the impact God is calling us to in Lancaster County? Join with dozens of other Lancaster Church pastors and leaders as we learn from one another and collaborate on solutions to break down these walls.

What Pastors and Leaders are Saying About Compelled:

“I found the fellowship thru the discussion times really interesting and inspiring. I felt that we learned a great deal from each other as we shared about our journey”

Daniel Rice

Elder at Calvary Church of Lancaster

“Imagine what we could do together, as a group of churches and faith based organizations working together to meet the felt needs of people in Lancaster County and beyond, that we could never do alone. Compelled By Love is valuable for senior leaders of these local organizations as it brings together a diverse group of people around a common objective – Love our neighbor.”

Matt Mylin

Lead Pastor of Worship Center

“Compelled brought us to a place where we recognized that we never were competitors but rather colleagues in ministry.  The conference helped to foster among us a spirit of praxis oriented cooperation.”

Bob Bronkema

Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg

This Year's Sessions

Morning Session:

“You Have Heard It was Said…”

Our morning session will be focused on the challenges we are facing as church leaders who are seeking to motivate our congregations to love neighbors.  This will give us a chance to identify how this season of deep division is creating obstacles and resistance to this end goal.

Short talks and group discussions will revolve around the following:

  • What do we do when other voices seem louder than ours?
  • We were once enemies…how being reconciled to God through Christ changes everything
  • Helping our congregations see beyond us versus them

Afternoon Session:

“But I Tell You…”

The afternoon will be focused on practical responses to these challenges. Learning from one another and equipping us to equip our congregations.

We’ll be discussing the following:

  • Loving your enemy and praying for those who persecute you
  • How a gentle answer turns away wrath
  • What’s the difference? Specks versus Planks
  • How listening and loving neighbor tie together
  • It is to one’s glory to overlook an offense…how to look beyond disagreement

Thanks to our 2022 Steering Committee:

  • Activ8
  • Calvary Church
  • First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg
  • Mission Church
  • Worship Center



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