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Denominational ministries experience positive financial results in 2017 (March 23, 2018)

Positive financial results for the Church of Brethren denominational ministries in 2017 include increased nets assets, positive investment returns, increased giving to core ministries, and increased giving to some restricted funds. Concerns include the continued use of designated funds to supplement income and a few self-funding ministries that sustained a net expense. Read more »


Office of Peacebuilding and Policy director signs letter on militarization of Middle East (March 23, 2018)

Nathan Hosler, director of the Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy in Washington, D.C., was one of the ecumenical leaders to sign a letter on the militarization of the Middle East. Some 15 Christian leaders signed the letter, dated March 14, that was sent to members of Congress. Read more »


Leadership Team issues call to Christ-like discourse (March 23, 2018)

The Leadership Team of the Church of the Brethren has issued a letter calling for Christ-like discourse at this time in the life of the church. The Leadership Team of the denomination includes the general secretary, the Annual Conference officers, a representative of the Council of District Executives, and the director of the Annual Conference office. Read more »


Newsline for March 23, 2018 (March 23, 2018)

NEWS 1) Leadership Team issues call to Christ-like discourse 2) Denominational ministries experience positive financial results in 2017 3) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy director signs letter on militarization of Middle East 4) Northern Plains District task force issues letter on child sexual abuse prevention UPCOMING EVENTS 5) Junior high students invited to ‘Immerse!’ at Bethany Seminary 6) Brethren bits Read more »


Mission and Ministry Board approves grants, adopts statement on gun violence, holds conversations on race and mission at spring meetings (March 13, 2018)

A large Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) allocation for long-term hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, a statement on gun violence, Wieand Trust grants to Chicago-area projects, and new names for some denominational ministries were on the agenda of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. The board held spring meetings March 9-12 at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., led by chair Connie Burk Davis and chair-elect Patrick Starkey. Read more »


New steering committee of women in ministry is created (March 13, 2018)

A steering committee of eight women in ministry has been called by the Office of Ministry to facilitate programming, projects, and initiatives designed to support and encourage Brethren clergywomen. Read more »


Newsline for March 13, 2018 (March 13, 2018)

NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board approves grants, adopts statement on gun violence, holds conversations on race and mission at spring meetings 2) ‘Lukewarm No More’ calls for repentance and action on gun violence 3) Discipleship Ministries represents new name, new vision for former Congregational Life Ministries 4) Brethren Disaster Ministries, Puerto Rico District plan for long-term hurricane recovery 5) Brethren Disaster Ministries closes out site in Missouri, continues work in Carolinas 6) Boko Haram attacks, abductions affect Nigerian Brethren 7) Special relief benefits 658 Muslim and Christian families in Nigeria 8) New steering committee of women in ministry is created 9) Comité directivo de ocho mujeres en el ministerio PERSONNEL 10) Tara Hornbacker to retire from Bethany Seminary UPCOMING EVENTS 11) Diana Butler Bass headlines Ministers’ Association continuing education event RESOURCES 12) Brethren Press announces summer release for Inglenook Desserts 13) Brethren bit Read more »


Brethren Press announces summer release for Inglenook Desserts (March 13, 2018)

Brethren Press has announced a summer release date for a new cookbook in the Inglenook series, called “Inglenook Desserts.” “Keep your fork--something sweet is coming!” says the publishing house. Read more »


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