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Atlantic Northeast District ministry commission shares update on recent work (June 15, 2019)

Following the action of the 2018 Atlantic Northeast District Conference to not approve the proposed same gender marriage policy, the district ministry commission began discussions on next steps in continuing their work on this issue. Discussion included the 1983 Annual Conference statement “Human Sexuality from a Christian Perspective” as well as acknowledging the importance of all the Annual Conference statements in the life of the church and all those who serve as set-apart ministers. Read more »


Christine and Josiah Ludwick complete year of work in Rwanda (June 15, 2019)

Christine and Josiah Ludwick have completed their year of service as Global Mission workers with the Church of the Brethren in Rwanda. They traveled to Rwanda in August 2018 with their children Rachel and Asher. Read more »


Thriving in Ministry completes survey of multivocational pastors (June 15, 2019)

The Thriving in Ministry program, a new denominational initiative supporting multivocational congregational pastors, has completed a large-scale online survey gathering information about the joys and challenges of pastors working in bivocational and part-time ministry. Between two-thirds and three-fourths of Church of the Brethren pastors serve as multivocational leaders, and more than 600 were invited to take part in this survey. The results of the survey will inform the next steps for the program. Read more »


Xenos Project is launched by Intercultural Ministries (June 15, 2019)

The Intercultural Ministries of the Church of the Brethren has launched a venture called the Xenos Project. The word Xenos is a Greek word meaning stranger or alien. The purpose of Xenos is to build a community of congregations feeling called to speak up, stand up, and take action supporting immigrants within our nation. Read more »


Newsline for June 15, 2019 (June 15, 2019)

1) Anabaptist Church Consultation on the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service 2) Thriving in Ministry completes survey of multivocational pastors 3) General secretary signs letter about war in Yemen 4) Xenos Project is launched by Intercultural Ministries 5) Atlantic Northeast District ministry commission shares update on recent work 6) Pacific Southwest District shares support to those affected by Camp Fire 7) Christine and Josiah Ludwick complete year of work in Rwanda 8) Ministry Summer Service interns begin ministry placements 9) Brethren bits Read more »


Pacific Southwest District shares support to those affected by Camp Fire (June 15, 2019)

More than six months have passed since the destructive Camp Fire burned through most of the northern California town of Paradise and the surrounding area. The work in the community at recovery efforts and the making of plans for rebuilding the town continue to move forward, but the pace has been slow--in part because of a rainy winter and spring that settled over much of the area. Read more »


Brethren bits for June 15 (June 15, 2019)

In this issue: National Jr. High Conference, personnel, job opening, Nigeria Crisis Response update, We Are Able workcamp, Conference on Drone Warfare, “Why We Can’t Wait,” course on Brethren history, Juneteenth at First Chicago, “Candid Conversations” from Denver, continuing tornado response in S. Ohio and Kentucky District, cuts at Elizabethtown College, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


Ministry Summer Service interns begin ministry placements (June 15, 2019)

The Ministry Summer Service (MSS) participants for this summer have completed orientation and 4 interns have begun serving for 10 weeks in ministry placements. MSS orientation began May 31 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Mentors arrived June 3, and orientation ended on June 5. Read more »


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