Brethren Academy Offers Courses

(Jan. 16, 2007) — The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is offering several courses this winter and early spring. Upcoming courses include:

  • “Confronting Death, Proclaiming Hope: A Brethren Approach to Funerals and Memorial Services,” on Feb. 11-12 at Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center in Sharpsburg, Md., and March 2-3 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., taught by James Benedict (registration deadline Jan. 26, go to
  • “Exploring Christian Faith: An Introduction to Theology,” an online course Feb. 26-April 28, taught by Craig Gandy (registration deadline Jan. 29, go to
  • “Now the Silence, Now the Songs: The Body of Christ at Worship,” an online course March 11-May 6, taught by Lee-Lani Wright (registration deadline Feb. 16, go to
  • “Church of the Brethren Polity and Practice,” on March 16-19 at Bakersfield (Calif.) Church of the Brethren, taught by Warren Eshbach, Spanish translation provided (registration deadline Feb. 16, go to

Courses offered through the academy are open to Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) students, pastors, and lay people. For more information contact the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, 765-983-1824,


The Church of the Brethren Newsline is produced by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, director of news services for the Church of the Brethren General Board. Newsline stories may be reprinted if Newsline is cited as the source. To receive Newsline by e-mail go to Submit news to the editor at For more Church of the Brethren news and features, subscribe to “Messenger” magazine; call 800-323-8039 ext. 247.


[gt-link lang="en" label="English" widget_look="flags_name"]