by Traci Rabenstein
The office of Donor Relations is delighted to announce a new team name, the office of Mission Advancement. This new name better clarifies the intentional focus to cultivate passion to advance the mission of the Church of the Brethren. The team is working to provide ways for passionate supporters to offer each gift as “a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God” (from Philippians 4:18) to sustain and support the ministry of the larger church.
The team is discerning how best to communicate the work of domestic and international ministries, and to invite current and new supporters to partner in these important endeavors. Mission Advancement will explore new and creative ways for supporters to partner in fundraising efforts, additional offering opportunities, and sharing stories of how the ministries and resources of the Church of the Brethren have inspired individuals and congregations.
As a step forward, Mission Advancement is inviting all people who are passionate about denominational ministries to give through new online giving pages that allow supporters to quickly and easily make gifts to the Church of the Brethren on any electronic device. Visit one of these new giving pages and give today at www.brethren.org/give .
Thank you for the many ways you contribute to our ministry--your gifts do great things!
-- Traci Rabenstein is director of Mission Advancement for the Church of the Brethren.