2022 Compelled By Love Conference

Thursday, March 24

8 am to 4 pm

Ware Center, Lancaster City

$20 per person


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.

**Please note: Masks are now optional due to a change in policy at the Ware Center. 


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:

What's Included

All the tools to have a great day with other local church leaders…

  • Main Session Attendance
  • Conference Materials 
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Catered Lunch
  • Access To Breakout Sessions
  • Easy Access To Parking ($4 at the Prince Street Garage with voucher from the event)

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

The Schedule For The Day

8:00 AM – Registration and Light Continental Breakfast Opens

8:30 AM – Morning Session Begins

12:00 PM – Catered Lunch

1:00 PM – Afternoon Session Begins

4:00 PM – Conference Wraps Up

Discussion Leaders


Jack Crowley

Water Street Mission
Jack Crowley has served as President of Water Street Mission since 2014, bringing over 20 years of experience with the Mission. He previously served as Executive Director of Teen Haven, a part of the Senior Leadership Team since 2004, and served as Interim President prior to being appointed. Jack has a love for urban communities, youth, and our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Serving at Water Street allows Jack to fulfill his passion for equipping and motivating others to work collaboratively for the glory of God and the healing and wholeness of our cities. Through his work, he focuses on developing models for maximizing partnerships with local churches and community service organizations.

Jack earned a B.A. degree in Government and Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College. Jack enjoys golfing and playing the guitar. He serves on the Leadership Team of his church, is a worship ministry leader, and serves on the board of Community Basics, Inc. a local developer of affordable housing. Jack and his wife, Tanya, and four daughters reside in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Steve Brubaker

Counseling Pastor
Grace Community Church
Steve Brubaker is the Counseling Pastor at Grace Community Church. He was born in Lancaster but as the son of a Navy retiree moved around a lot as a child before returning to Lancaster upon his Dad’s retirement.

Steve graduated from McCaskey High School, Lancaster Bible College and Millersville University with an M.Ed. in Counselor Education. His experience includes urban church work and ministry with those in a condition of homelessness and addiction.

He is married to Kerry, and they are the parents of two adult daughters.

Tom Becker

Founder & Director
The Row House, Inc.
In 2010, Tom Becker founded The Row House, Inc. in the historic city of Lancaster, PA.

It is accurate to say that Tom’s life work is The Row House Forum and that he believes that nothing is not important to God. Which is why Tom is interested in just about anything. That would make him a Generalist and the perfect person for curating surprises.

Over the years, besides hosting public lecture events, he’s presided over concerts, meal discussions, and speaking engagements. He even wrote a book about the real story of the inception of The Row House, its DNA, and what he dreams about for God’s kingdom on God’s earth: Good Posture: Engaging Current Culture With Ancient Faith.

Tom is married to Rebecca Johnson Becker. They have five grown children and one 55 pound dog, Rue. They are long-time members of Wheatland Presbyterian Church and are active in many ways there.

Thanks to our 2022 Steering Committee:

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



Contact Maria Schaszberger at mschaszberger@wsm.org.