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Thriving in Ministry program begins, Dana Cassell hired as manager (January 28, 2019)

The Office of Ministry has begun work on a new Thriving in Ministry program, a grant-funded initiative offering support for multivocational Church of the Brethren pastors. Dana Cassell, pastor of Peace Covenant Church of the Brethren in Durham, N.C., has been hired as manager. She started in this half-time position on Jan. 7 while continuing in her pastoral role. Read more »


National commission considers changes to Selective Service (January 23, 2019)

The Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy attended a press conference of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23. This commission is tasked with exploring national attitudes toward military and volunteer service, and potentially recommending changes to the Selective Service system. Read more »


Spring academy courses cover race and congregation, Bible survey, thinking theologically, church polity (January 18, 2019)

Several courses are offered by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership in the spring. These are open to students in the Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) programs, ministers seeking continuing education, and others. The fee per course is $295. Read more »


Church of the Brethren awards nursing scholarships (January 18, 2019)

Two nursing students are recipients of Church of the Brethren Nursing Scholarships for 2018. This scholarship, made possible by the Health Education and Research Endowment, is available to members of the Church of the Brethren enrolled in LPN, RN, or nursing graduate programs. Read more »


Brethren Faith in Action Fund allocates first grants (January 18, 2019)

The Brethren Faith in Action Fund provides grants to outreach ministry projects of Church of the Brethren congregations that serve their communities, strengthen the congregation, and expand the reign of God. It was created by the Mission and Ministry Board with monies generated by sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Ministries that receiving grants will honor and continue the legacy of service that the center has epitomized, while also addressing the dynamics of the present age. Read more »


Newsline for Jan. 18, 2019 (January 18, 2019)

NEWS 1) BBT president signs on to letter from denominational benefit plans 2) Brethren Faith in Action Fund allocates first grants 3) New theological focus at Bethany Seminary is funded by AAAS grant 4) Global Food Initiative gives grants to agriculture-related projects in Spain, Nigeria, East Africa, the US 5) Nigerian Brethren host the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria 6) Nigeria Crisis Response helps thousands in 2018 7) Church of the Brethren awards nursing scholarships UPCOMING EVENTS 8) Summer workcamp registration is open for jr. and sr. high youth and young adults 9) Youth and young adult events include CCS, National Jr. High Conference, Young Adult Conference 10) Spring academy courses cover race and congregation, Bible survey, thinking theologically, church polity 11) Bridgewater College holds symposium on status of Brethren organizations 12) Outdoor Ministries board members offer innovative retreat 13) Brethren bits Read more »


Bridgewater College holds symposium on status of Brethren organizations (January 18, 2019)

On March 14-15, Bridgewater (Va.) College will present a symposium on “The Status of Brethren Organizations: Demise and Momentum.” The event is open to the public. Read more »


Brethren bits for Jan. 18, 2019 (January 18, 2019)

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