The Church of the Brethren Minister’s Association pre-Annual Conference event on June 28-29 in Charlotte, N.C., will be led by L Gregory Jones on the theme “Faithful Christian Leadership in the 21st Century.” Links to more information and online registration are at www.brethren.org/ministryoffice .
Jones will lead three sessions starting Friday evening at 6 p.m., Saturday morning at 9 a.m., and Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., using the books of Numbers, Philippians, and Acts to speak to excellence in ministry as well as the quality of forgiveness. He is a senior strategist for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity and a professor of theology in the Divinity School of Duke University, where he served as dean from 1997-2010. He has written or co-written several books including “Embodying Forgiveness” and “Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry.”Cost to attend is $85 if registering online in advance, or $125 at the door, with a discounted price for couples in ministry ane current seminary or academy students. Ministers who attend may receive continuing education units for an additional fee of $10. Child care is available for an extra fee as well.Also related to the Ministers’ Association event and available for students who are in the TRIM or EFSM programs of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is a directed independent study unit titled “The Word Alive–An Introduction to Preaching” offered June 28-29 and led by Julie M. Hostetter, executive director of the academy. The unit will include pre-Conference reading, a one-hour session before and after the Ministers’ Association event, and attendance at the entire event. A follow-up project will be expected. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .For more information or to pre-register for the Ministers’ Association event online by the June 15 deadline go to www.brethren.org/ministryoffice where a printable registration form also is available. The e-mail contact address is MinistersAssociation@brethren.org .