July Ventures course is on ‘Brethren in the Age of Pandemic’

By Kendra Flory

A special course from the Ventures in Christian Discipleship program at McPherson (Kan.) College is coming up in July. “Brethren in the Age of Pandemic: A Century Ago and today” will be presented by Frank Ramirez. The class will be held online on Tuesday evening, July 7, at 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Central time).

This isn’t the first rodeo for the Brethren, when it comes to closing churches and changing habits in the face of a global pandemic. What happened to the Brethren a century ago, and what lessons can we learn as we redefine what it means for us to be the church? This special hour-and-a-half Ventures course will explore the history of Brethren in times of pandemic.

Frank Ramirez, pastor of Union Center Church of the Brethren in Nappanee, Ind., is a prolific writer, well known for his feature “Out of Context” in the Brethren Press Bible study series “A Guide for Biblical Studies.”

Registration and more information are at www.mcpherson.edu/ventures . Due to website conversion, payments for continuing education credits cannot be accepted online at this time. For questions, contact Kendra Flory at floryk@mcpherson.edu . To donate to this program, on the McPherson College website select “Ventures in Christian Discipleship” on the designation menu by scrolling to the bottom.

— Kendra Flory is advancement assistant at McPherson College.

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