Annual Conference 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Grand Rapids, Michigan - July 2, 2011 to July 6, 2011

News

Genealogists hear from Emmert Bittinger, receive report on Brethren Digital Archives (July 2, 2011)

The Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists (FOBG) held their Annual Meeting on July 2, 2011. Featured speaker Emmert Bittinger is one of the persons working on studying nearly 300 families of Rockingham County, Va., and their experiences during the Civil War. Their research is being published in a six volume set. Read more »


Ministries of reconciliation and listening will offer assistance at Conference (June 30, 2011)

Many who have attended Annual Conference in past years are familiar with the yellow "On Earth Peace MoR (Ministry of Reconciliation) Observer" badges worn by skilled practitioners during Conference business sessions. This year as particularly sensitive business is discussed, these volunteer "Ministers of Reconciliation" will offer assistance not only during business sessions but throughout the Conference, mediating conflict, facilitating communication, navigating misunderstandings, and in general helping to make sense of the proceedings. Read more »


Conference business addresses issues related to sexuality, church ethics, climate change, decorum. (June 30, 2011)

The 2011 Annual Conference taking place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 2-6 will have on its business agenda items related to human sexuality, along with a report from a committee studying the need for new guidelines on congregational ethics, and two new queries on climate change and proper decorum for discussions of church business. Read more »


Pregunta: Lenguaje sobre relaciones de acuerdo entre individuos del mismo sexo (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query Language on Same Sex Covenantal Relationships) (June 29, 2011)

Pregunta: Lenguaje sobre relaciones de acuerdo entre individuos del mismo sexo (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query Language on Same Sex Covenantal Relationships). Considerando que la Iglesia de los Hermanos tiene una historia y práctica de buscar la reconciliación, y Considerando que la Iglesia de los Hermanos ha experimentado ... Read more »


Pregunta: Decoro Apropiado (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query proper decorum) (June 29, 2011)

Pregunta: Decoro Apropiado (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query proper decorum) Considerando que la Iglesia de los Hermanos tiene una historia y una práctica para buscar la mente de Cristo juntos, y Considerando que la Iglesia de los Hermanos ha comprendido su sentido de comunidad como abarcar la responsabilidad unos a otros como hermanos y hermanas de la fe misma, y .... Read more »


Pregunta: Directrices para la aplicacion del documento paparetica congregacional (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query guidelines for implementation of congregational ethics paper) (June 29, 2011)

Pregunta: Directrices para la aplicacion del documento paparetica congregacional (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query guidelines for implementation of congregational ethics paper) Considerando que: un código de ética para las congregaciones de la Iglesia de los Hermanos fue adoptada por la Conferencia Anual en 1996; Considerando que: el documento, “Ética para las Congregaciones” fue originado en una recomendación en el documento “Ética en el Ministerio”, aprobado inicialmente por la Conferencia Anual en 1992 .... Read more »


Pregunta: Orientación para responder al cambio de clima de la Tierra (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query guidance for responding to the changing of the earth's climate) (June 29, 2011)

Pregunta: Orientación para responder al cambio de clima de la Tierra (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query guidance for responding to the changing of the earth's climate) Considerando lo siguiente: Dios creó la tierra y la calificó como buena, y sigue amar a toda la creación, animada y inanimada, humana y no humana (Génesis 1, Salmo 24, Juan 3:16-17, y otros); Considerando lo siguiente: El clima de la Tierra continúa calentándose .... Read more »


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