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Hannah Shultz to begin as coordinator of short-term service (July 29, 2019)

Hannah Shultz has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as coordinator of short-term service, working as staff of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). She will begin her new position at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Aug. 5. Read more »

ESPANA 2025: Congregations in Spain work on a new strategy plan (July 29, 2019)

Close to 65 people gathered for 2 full days to brainstorm about the future of the church of the Brethren in Spain under the theme “Un Lider Para las Naciones” (a leader for the nations) The idea of this gathering was in the making since the last Mission Alive conference where leaders from Spain first heard about becoming a global Church of the Brethren. Read more »

Children’s Disaster Services announces fall trainings (July 29, 2019)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has announced its fall training workshop line-up. The training workshops are for those interested in volunteering with CDS, and for returning volunteers to re-certify. Go to for more information and to register. Read more »

Church of the Brethren reaffirms its historic commitment to opposing the death penalty (July 29, 2019)

On July 25, 2019, Attorney General William Barr announced that the federal government would resume the use of the death penalty, after a 16-year halt, and directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP) to schedule the executions of five inmates currently on death row. Read more »

Kendra Harbeck resigns as manager of Global Mission and Service office (July 29, 2019)

Kendra Harbeck has resigned as manager of the office of Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren, effective Aug. 31. She has worked in the position for six years, since Sept. 1, 2013. Read more »

Conference sets aside regular business for compelling vision conversation, celebrates love feast (July 13, 2019)

Compelling vision conversations were the highlight of the 2019 Annual Conference held July 3-7 in Greensboro, N.C. Other business was set aside--except necessary items such as elections and reports--to make time for the process intended to help the Church of the Brethren discern a compelling vision to guide the denomination into the future. Read more »

The 2019 Annual the numbers (July 13, 2019)

A review of some of the numbers and statistics that describe the 2019 annual meeting of the Church of the Brethren. Read more »

Newsline for July 13, 2019 (July 13, 2019)

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019 - JULY 3-7 - GREENSBORO, N.C. 1) Conference sets aside regular business for compelling vision conversation, celebrates love feast 2) Compelling vision conversations: ‘We have put our hearts on the table’ 3) ‘We love each other despite our differences’: The story of ND9 4) David Sollenberger to serve as moderator-elect, among other election results 5) Conference affirms additional leadership appointments 6) Standing Committee approves revision of appeal process, among other business 7) The 2019 Annual the numbers 8) Annual Conference bits and pieces 9) Mission and Ministry Board approves budget parameter for 2020, large grant for Nigeria Crisis Response PERSONNEL 10) Brian Bultman resigns as CFO of the Church of the Brethren 11) Brethren bits Read more »

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