By Erika Clary
This year’s virtual New and Renew conference, centered around “The Reward of Risk,” is well-suited for bi-vocational ministers. The event features more than 20 live sessions that will be recorded and can be accessed through Dec. 15. These recordings will allow bi-vocational ministers, who normally may not be able to attend the conference in person, to take part online in contemplating the reward amid taking risks in ministry.
New and Renew allows ministers to network with other ministers and leaders about church renewal and church planting. Whether joining live or accessing recordings at a later time, participants can expect to walk away with resourceful and practical ideas to plant or revitalize congregations.
Those ministers who register for the conference will receive a continuing education form to earn more than 2.0 continuing education units by either attending live sessions or marking recordings that they watch.
Registration costs $79, plus $10 for individuals wishing to obtain continuing education credit, and includes access to recordings of worship, sermons, and workshops.
Some of the workshop titles:
— Trusting God, Trusting Neighbors: Mobilizing Power and Assets in the Neighborhood
— Recapturing a Pioneering Heart
— Spirit-Filled: Embodying God’s Imagination for God’s Mission
— Restoring Congregational Vitality
— The Shalom-Making Church: Imaginative Practices for Public Witness
Register and find out more at www.brethren.org/discipleshipmin/newandrenew. Information continues to be added to the webpage on a regular basis.
— Erika Clary is working temporarily for the Church of the Brethren Discipleship Ministries until starting a Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) position as coordinator for National Youth Conference 2022.
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