Congregational Life Ministries Offers New ‘Ministry Fair’

A listing of events during the 2011 Annual Conference can be found here.

Go to
 to find out about events sponsored by other departments of the Church of the Brethren, and other Brethren agencies and organizations including Bethany Theological Seminary, Brethren Benefit Trust, On Earth Peace, the Ministers Association, the Deacon Ministry, and many more.

Participants in this year’s Annual Conference are invited to a new event offered by the Church of the Brethren’s Congregational Life Ministries: a first-ever “Ministry Fair” on Monday, July 4, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

“It’s not a traditional meal event, although there will be ample food,” said staff from Congregational Life Ministries. “It’s not an insight session, although there will be facilitators and plenty of discussion. It is an opportunity for you to connect with people in other congregations with the same passions you have for ministry in your home church: working with children and youth, deacon ministry, evangelism, intercultural ministries, stewardship, using the arts in worship planning…to name just a few.”

Each of 15 ministry-based tables at the fair will have a facilitator well-versed in that ministry, and lots of room and tools for creative discussion and sharing of ideas. Since many people are involved in more than one ministry in their home churches, three separate 20-minute sessions will allow participants to visit multiple tables during the two-hour fair.

After Annual Conference, the staff of Congregational Life Ministries will provide a way for participants to easily share contact information and new ideas with others who attended the fair.

The fair is listed as a meal event in the Annual Conference registration process, cost is $15. A flier with more details and a full listing of topics can be found here. For questions contact Donna Kline, director of Deacon Ministry, at or 800-323-8039 ext. 304.

Go to to subscribe to the Church of the Brethren Newsline free e-mail news service and receive church news every other week.

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