Your gifts do great things!
With God's help and the generous support of individuals and congregations, we have been engaged in the following initiatives in 2019:
- At Christian Citizenship Seminar, youth learned about creative solutions to violent conflicts around the world.
- Youth served for week-long workcamps this summer and young adults began serving for a year through Brethren Volunteer Service.
- Congregations are engaging in local outreach projects through Brethren Faith in Action grants (made possible by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center).
- Brethren Disaster Ministries continues to work closely with Puerto Rico District to rebuild homes damaged by hurricanes in 2017. BDM is also serving in places like the Carolinas and Haiti.
- Youth gathered for worship, learning, fellowship, and fun at National Junior High Conference under the theme “Strong and courageous” and scripture of Joshua 1:9.
- The Global Food Initiative continued funded long-term development work in places like the Dominican Republic and Rwanda.
- The Office of Peacebuilding and Policy worked toward justice on behalf of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria. Staff arranged for EYN church leaders to meet with governmental and religious leaders in Washington.
- Children’s Disaster Services cared for children following the flooding in Nebraska and the tornadoes in Iowa and Missouri.
- Discipleship Ministries fostered growth through an urban ministry intensive, the Dikaios and Discipleship experiences in racial justice, and a new project to learn about Native Americans.
- The spirit of learning from each other that was present at Mission Alive 2018 has inspired other discussions concerning what a global Church of the Brethren might look like. Later this year, a small group of people will meet in Nigeria to take the conversation further.
- The new program “Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church,” carried out by the Office of Ministry and funded by a generous grant, will begin supporting multi-vocational pastors this fall.
Imagine what we can do together next!
Questions? Email MA@brethren.org or call 847-429-4378.