Event calendar

2015

January
6 Webinar: Way to Live: Work & Choices
A book study of Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens , edited by Dorothy C. Bass and Don C. Richter. Bekah Houff of Bethany Theological Seminary will lead this session.
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9 Applications due for Youth Peace Travel Team and Ministry Summer Service More
15 Webinar: Howard Worsley
The Family and how the Scriptures are passed to the next generation
The first part of the webinar will look at Biblical and Historical perspectives on family. Then, after looking at the story of the Man Who Planted Trees (as a metaphor of hope) , we will consider current contexts of how families enable children to read the Bible. One of the aims of this webinar is to encourage those who have children in their care to look more carefully at how they interpret meaning from Scripture.
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18-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity More
22 Webinar: Anthony Reddie
Telling the Truth and Shaming the Devil: a postcolonial take on urban mission in the 21st century
An assessment of urban mission in the 21st century by means of a Black theological analysis, offering critical reflections on the challenges of undertaking urban mission and the postcolonial realities to be found across the global north, where issues of plurality and power abound, within the all-enveloping shadow of empire.
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29 Webinar: Andrew Francis
Hospitality and Community after Christendom
This seminar explores how and why we should use sharing food to both practise hospitality and build up Christian community, whether at house-group or congregational level. Reference will also be made to the style of hospitality and food-sharing which ‘eating Jesus-style’ demands.
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February
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10 Webinar: Martin Payne
Families in the ‘hood
This webinar will unpack some of Martin’s research into Messy Church in challenging rural areas, and offer reflections on ways forward for family ministry in areas of deprivation, be those urban or rural. The session will look at examples of good practice as well as explore some of the significant differences between family ministry in challenging areas as compared to those in more affluent communities, and will also look at the five key values of Messy Church, namely hospitality, creativity, celebration, all age and Christ-centredness.
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18 Ash Wednesday
26 Webinar: Lloyd Pietersen
Reading the Bible after Christiandom
The Bible is regarded as a classic of Western civilization but today is hardly read and its contents are not well known. Christendom used primarily the Old Testament as a foundation for statecraft and marginalized the teachings of Jesus. This webinar will draw from Lloyd’s book with the same title and will explore ways of reading the Bible that take seriously the teaching and example of Jesus.
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March
3 Way to Live Webinar: Emily Tyler
“Life and Time”
A book study of Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens, edited by Dorothy C. Bass and Don C. Richter offered jointly by staff of the Church of the Brethren, Bethany Theological Seminary, and On Earth Peace and geared to pastors, parents, and anyone who works with youth, primarily within the Church of the Brethren.
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6 World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.
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15 One Great Hour of sharing
One Great Hour of Sharing reaches those near and far, sometimes changing the life of someone in distress in your own community, while at other times impacting the lives of those we may never meet but who are in need of our compassion. God provides the resources so that we can give back. It’s not the size of the gift that matters; it’s that we give of what we have. We’re simply giving back to God what is already God’s—and that means everyone has a gift to bring!
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29 Palm Sunday
CDS logo padded Children's Disaster Services training

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Deacon training

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Custom training can also be arranged

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