Have you ever felt like you don't have what it takes to help the people around you? Every leader feels this way at some point. Activate Leadership is a conference for business leaders, parents, volunteers, employees, small group leaders, community leaders, or anyone who follows Jesus!

People are struggling with lots of "stuff" in our world today. But we know God offers a plan for each of us to make disciples who make disciples, to shine our light in our spheres of influence. At Activate Leadership, you be able to:

  • Learn practical tools for a variety of life issues

  • Access sessions you missed after the conference

  • Connect with other leaders and be inspired to be a light to the world together.

Don't miss out on answers to real-life issues we all face every day in our homes, families, workplaces, small groups, and ministry areas! Activate Leadership is happening on Saturday, October 2, from 10am-noon and includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration (by Sept. 18) is $15 and includes a recording of the conference. ($20 at the door). If you're unable to attend in person, you can request the recording for $5.

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Main Session 


 Eric Peoples

Leading well, like Jesus, requires courage, curiosity, and flexibility! The joy in the journey of leadership as believers is recognizing that we have direct access to God and the tools for life-giving ministry. Activate Leadership will be a journey through the scriptures. Eric will be highlighting the interactive moments in leadership between Jesus, the disciples, and the crowd. The take-away from our time together will be a clearer sense of purpose and practical application to strengthen yourself in the Lord and equip others. 


Session 1

Eric Scott and Tommy Stoudt

Eric’s breakout will give you some thoughts on how you can help the people you lead deal with stress and anxiety. One of his favorite passages of Scripture comes from Philippians 4:6-7 where Paul instructs, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” The principles in this passage can set your people free from the stress and anxiety the world we live in is pressing down on them constantly.

Eric Scott leads pastoral care and discipleship at Worship Center. He has spent over half of his 30+ years in ministry in the care world helping people walk through all types of trauma and daily stress. In recent years his focus has been on equipping leaders to meet people where they are at. He and his wife Cindy love to connect with their children and grandchildren, ride bike trails, and find new coffee shops!

Tommy Stoudt is Vice President of Human Resources at Utility Keystone Trailer Sales since 2012; a 107 employee semi-trailer dealership located in Manheim, PA. Tommy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Bible from the University of Valley Forge in 1994. He served over 20 years as pastor in churches here in Lancaster PA and Baltimore MD. Tommy was born and raised in Lancaster and is passionate about strengthening the local church and leadership. He resides in the City of Lancaster. In his free time he enjoys sports, traveling, exercising, dining out and connecting with family and friends.

Eric Peoples and Cindy Scott

In Helping people deal with divisive conversations Eric and Cindy will explore helping people use the pendulum process to determine the value of both sides of any topic, define the common ground and determine the excesses. You’ll walk away with practical tips that can help facilitate a healthy exchange of ideas.

Eric Peoples is an Executive Leadership Coach and Lead Pastor of Legacy Church which he and his wife, Melissa, planted seven years ago. They are the proud parents of three young adults who love Jesus. Pastor Eric holds a MA in Executive leadership and is in the final stages of earning his DMIN from Western Theological Seminary. He is a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach working with marketplace leaders, entrepreneurs, and ministry leaders. He helps leaders to not quit and win. You can follow him on Instagram

Cindy Scott is our Worship Center Groups and Leadership Development Pastor. She holds a M.Min degree and multiple Coaching certifications. Prior to Worship Center Cindy founded Bridges Coaching and has a passion for using the coaching paradigm in discipleship. She and her husband Eric have 4 grown children and 8 grands so far! 

Shannon Kann

"The harvest is plenty but the workers are few” - Jesus

All ministries are asking the question, how do we raise up more leaders? Learn how to see the potential in others, call it out, and empower others to grow in their leadership. Discover an easy Discipleship and multiplication process, modeled by Jesus that centers not on delegation but on personal growth and life change of others!

Shannon Kann has been on staff at Worship Center since 2016, Shannon leads and disciples the core volunteer leaders of The Living Room, our Tuesday night young adults gathering. Each year he and his team raise up multiple team leaders and send them out to influence the community around them.

Lindsey Lautsbaugh

At some point in their faith journey, many people struggle with big questions or deep doubts. How do we walk alongside people in a way that leads them to Jesus instead of leading them away from Jesus? In this session Lindsey will give some foundational tools for us to help people wrestle through faith challenging doubts and questions. Big questions can be a catalyst for deeper and more mature faith!

Lindsey is a Bible teacher who is passionate about matching God’s truth with our world. She has a Bachelor in Theology and Certificate in Christian Counseling from South African Theological Seminary and spent over 20 years in international missions work. Lindsey is happiest when with her husband and teenage boys. She enjoys reading, gardening and cheering for the Seattle Seahawks!


Session 2

Don Neff

Knowing how to balance work, family and spiritual priorities can be difficult. In this session we will share practical tips for balancing your own priorities as well as how to help others learn to balance theirs as well.

Don has a rich, deep and varied history starting with owning and operating a dairy/poultry farm and bed and breakfast with his wife Doris and then working at Worship Center for nearly 40 years! He has had many roles and responsibilities including Small Groups Director and Associate Pastor and has been in his current role of Executive Pastor since 2004. He works closely with the lead pastor, providing leadership to the many pastors at Worship Center. He and his wife Doris are active in the church as well as connecting with their children and grandchildren!

Gwen Schuit

Conflict is a part of our everyday lives. When we experience conflict with others, whether in our personal or business lives or even in our small groups, it can be difficult to know what to do. In this session, Gwen will share ways to approach conflict, so that you are better equip and more comfortable to address situations appropriately in the future.

Gwen Schuit, BSN, MEd, NHA, is the CEO of Friendship Community, a non-profit organization that serves people with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism. She is also a John Maxwell certified coach, trainer and speaker. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Education from Widener University, PA. Gwen and Gordon have a wonderful daughter and son in-law and they love spending time with their grandchildren being outdoors on adventures, gardening, reading great books or simply singing and dancing to music!

Matt Mylin

It rarely works well to tell other people what to do when it comes to making decisions or forcing people to spiritual growth. Yet as leaders, we have the opportunity to influence. How can we use our influence to inspire people to make better decisions without telling them what to do? In this breakout we will look at how Jesus compelled people to grow spiritually by asking compelling questions leading them to make better decisions that changed their life!

Matt Mylin has been serving as lead pastor of Worship Center since 2017. He studied Christian Ministry Leadership at Moody Bible Institute.He and Kelly have three children and live in Lancaster, Pa. Matt is passionate about how our faith intersects with real life and enjoys tennis, podcasts and deep conversations.

Ron Bare

Helping People deal with money: God's word has a lot to say about money. We will explore what true Biblical Stewardship looks like and how we can apply the scriptures to our everyday lives. This will include practical tools to help you lead others with spending, saving, borrowing and giving decisions.

Ron began his career in the financial services industry by working for a large company before becoming an independent advisor and founding Bare Wealth Advisors in 2001. He has a degree in financial management from Goldey-Beacom Collegeand and holds several financial planning certifications. Ron is a member of the Financial Services Institute, Kingdom Advisors, and has served on various non-profit boards. He is passionate about helping others manage wealth that aligns with their God-given purpose.

Ron has been married to his wife Tina since 1996. They have four children and live on a six-generation farm in Atglen. Ron and his family attend Worship Center. Ron enjoys coaching basketball, spending time with friends, hiking, and other outdoor activities.


Eric Peoples

    Tommy Stoudt

      Eric Scott

        Cindy Scott

          Shannon Kann

            Lindsey Lautsbaugh

              Don Neff

                Gwen Schuit

                  Matt Mylin

                    Ron Bare