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Newsline for Dec. 10, 2014 (December 10, 2014)

NEWS: 1) Church of the Brethren general secretary attends launch of Ecumenical Peace Advocacy Network. PERSONNEL: 2) Jocelyn Snyder to coordinate orientation for Brethren Volunteer Service. UPCOMING EVENTS: 3) Children’s Disaster Services workshops offer training opportunities. 4) Brethren Academy updates course list for 2015. FEATURES: 5) The Pastor’s Study: Leaning into the Light. 6) Iraqi Kurdistan: Project ‘Bringing Hope and Fun’ begins in Arbat IDP camp. 7) Brethren bits. Read more »


Church of the Brethren general secretary attends launch of Ecumenical Peace Advocacy Network (December 10, 2014)

To build just and sustainable peace, engaging churches as well as ecumenical organizations and civil society, the World Council of Churches (WCC) has launched an Ecumenical Peace Advocacy Network (EPAN). The launch came out of a consultation on Dec. 1-5 in Sigtuna, Sweden. Read more »


Children’s Disaster Services workshops offer training opportunities (December 10, 2014)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), which is a Church of the Brethren program and a part of Brethren Disaster Ministries, has announced a number of workshops in early 2015. Read more »


Brethren Academy updates course list for 2015 (December 10, 2014)

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has issued an updated list of courses for 2015. The Brethren Academy is a partnership of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary. Read more »


The Pastor’s Study: Leaning into the Light  (December 10, 2014)

Advent is upon us. The four Sundays before Christmas are set apart by the church as a season of waiting with anticipation for the Light of the World. Read more »


Jocelyn Snyder to coordinate orientation for Brethren Volunteer Service (December 10, 2014)

Jocelyn Snyder begins Jan. 5 as orientation coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service. Her work will be based at the BVS office at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Read more »


Brethren bits for Dec. 10, 2014 (December 10, 2014)

In this issue: Peter Becker Community announces leadership transition, Bethany Seminary seeks director of educational technology, Kulp Bible College resumes classes in new location in Nigeria, Little Swatara celebrates a 50th, Living Stream online worship features the Mambulas, and much much more. Read more »


Newsline for Dec. 2, 2014 (December 2, 2014)

NEWS 1) Haiti Medical Project receives second grant from Royer Family Charitable Foundation. 2) Congregational Life Ministries leader addresses Powerhouse at Camp Mack. PERSONNEL 3) Carl and Roxane Hill to co-direct Nigeria crisis response RESOURCES 4) Congregational Life blog adds dimension to Brethren Press Advent devotional FEATURES 5) Reflections on returning to South Sudan. 6) Borderlands reflection: ‘What did you go out to the desert to see?’ Luke 7:26. 7) Brethren bits Read more »


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