Brethren are invited to spiritual preparation for visioning at Annual Conference

Compelling vision banner, 2019 Annual Conference
Compelling vision banner, 2019 Annual Conference

By Donita Keister

The Compelling Vision Process Team is inviting all Brethren to connect with a Facebook page dedicated to spiritual preparation for the visioning conversations that will happen during the 2019 Annual Conference in Greensboro, N.C. The page is titled, “COB Compelling Vision Spiritual Connection Page” and may be found at .

Each month begins with a devotional introducing the focus for the month written by Annual Conference moderator Donita Keister. Throughout the month there will be additional posts developing the focus by various members of the team.

The team will be making a prayer calendar available for the months of May and June to help individuals and congregations participate in helping with preparation for Annual Conference through several weeks of focused prayer. The prayer calendar will be available near the end of March as a download from the compelling vision page on the Church of the Brethren website at and from the Facebook page.

The team is hosting an online compelling vision conversation on Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m. (Eastern time). This will be done on the ZOOM platform. The link will be posted on the Facebook page. It would be helpful to have a sense of how many will be joining us so we are asking those who are planning to log on for the conversation to register. Sign up for the event on the Facebook page or email .

Another opportunity to engage in preparation for the Annual Conference compelling vision conversations will be through district delegate briefings. While these briefings are usually focused on the various items of business to be processed at Conference, briefings this year will be focused on the visioning conversations and how delegates can prepare for them.

— Donita Keister is moderator of the 2019 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren. Find out more about Annual Conference at .

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