Webinar addresses ‘Brethren Distinctives in Church Planting’

A webinar on “Brethren Distinctives in Church Planting” is offered this coming Tuesday, May 19, at 3 p.m. (Eastern time). This one-hour free webinar is offered through the Discipleship Ministries of the Church of the Brethren. Leadership is provided by Ryan Braught, church planter/pastor of the Veritas Community in Lancaster, Pa., and Nate Polzin, pastor of two Michigan congregations, the Church in Drive in Saginaw, and Midland Church of the Brethren.

“The Church of the Brethren heritage is a distinctive and magnetic expression of the Christian faith,” said an announcement. “We believe the beliefs and practices of the Church of the Brethren are uniquely suited to reach this generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, leading many of us to plant new communities of faith rooted in the Church of the Brethren.

“What is it that makes a Church of the Brethren church plant distinctive? This webinar will explore the fascinating confluence of Radical Pietistic and Anabaptist thought that gave rise to our movement. We will illustrate how those beliefs are embodied and practiced in modern church plants and how we can use them to establish even more new congregations of the Church of the Brethren.”

The webinar is designed for anyone who is interested in planting a new Church of the Brethren congregation or who is involved in district or congregational support of new ministries. Ministers may earn 0.1 continuing education unit. Participants should register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RoYxsCauSn2gTtouGyJlsw .