Iglesia de los Hermanos — Una Luz En Las Naciones (Church of the Brethren — a Light to the Nations) has congregations throughout Spain and on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. Outreach efforts include community gardens and work with youth and those addicted to drugs and alcohol. A US-based advisory council consults with Spanish Brethren leaders on church organization, leadership development, and theological training opportunities.
Recognition of the Church of the Brethren movement taking hold in Spain was given with enthusiasm by the delegate body. Read more »
A delegation of six traveled to Spain April 1-10, representing groups who are providing financial and logistical support to the emerging church in Spain. Members of this group were: Marla Bieber Abe, co-pastor of Carlisle (Pa.) Church of the Brethren representing Brethren World Mission; Norm Yeater and Carolyn Fitzkee of Chiques Church of the Brethren in Manheim, Pa.; Daniel and Oris D’Oleo of Renacer, a Hispanic church plant in Roanoke, Va.; and Fausto Carrasco of Nuevo Amanacer Church of the Brethren in Bethlehem, Pa. Read more »
Recognizing the Church of the Brethren in Spain--and passing on to Annual Conference a recommendation for that body to recognize the fledgling Spanish church, was a key action of the Mission and Ministry Board at its March 8-11 meeting at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Read more »
Annual Conference moderator Tim Harvey has provided the following report on the annual moderator’s international trip to visit mission points or to meet with international Brethren or ecumenical partners. This year the moderator’s international trip was to visit with an emerging Brethren group in Spain. Read more »