By Phil Collins
Approximately 130 people virtually attended the Church of the Brethren Ministers’ Association Pre-Annual Conference Event on June 29-30. Michael Gorman, a biblical scholar who was a featured speaker at the 2021 Annual Conference, spoke on 1 Corinthians, focusing on the church as Paul describes it.
Gorman explained the centrality of the church for Paul in all aspects of Christian life, as well as some of the challenges facing the church today and how 1 Corinthians might speak to those challenges. This two-day event covered the full epistle and included time for questions and interaction with the attendees.
In a Zoom poll, the attendees approved the slate of incoming officers to the Ministers’ Association that was presented by the current officers. This includes Brandon Grady, who is the incoming secretary; Laura Leighton-Harris, who is the incoming second vice chair; and Cheryl Marszalek, who is the incoming treasurer. After a report of the Ministers’ Association finances from the current treasurer, Tim Morphew, the attendees also voted to approve the report.
— Phil Collins is a student at Bethany Theological Seminary.
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