New and Renew conference is canceled for 2020, postponed until 2021

By Stan Dueck

After prayerful discernment over the ongoing health concerns and the safety of people due to the coronavirus, the New Church Advisory Committee and Discipleship Ministries of the Church of the Brethren are canceling the New and Renew Conference scheduled for May 13-15, 2020. The event was to be held at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.

If you registered for the event, expect an email with the details about the conference fee refund, hotel information, and more. If you have additional questions, email .

We plan to host the New and Renew Conference on May 12-14, 2021. Our conference speakers, Christiana Rice and José Humphreys, have graciously agreed to be available at that time.

We are considering how to deliver the transformative content in the presentations and workshops in other forms and venues in the weeks and months ahead. So stay tuned!

In this challenging time, the church has an opportunity to be present and manifest the vitality of the gospel in the way we take the church Jesus loves closer to the people Jesus loves.

We are praying for your health and wellbeing.

— Stan Dueck is co-coordinator of Discipleship Ministries for the Church of the Brethren.

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