Annual Conference Preachers, Other Leaders Announced

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 10, 2009 Preachers and other leaders for the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference to be held June 26-30 in San Diego, Calif., have been announced by the Annual Conference Office. Coordinating the worship services will be Scott Duffey of Staunton, Va. Preachers will address the Conference theme for

Vital Pastors Program Groups Meet, Share Critical Questions

Six groups of Church of the Brethren pastors met Nov. 17-21, 2008, near Los Angeles, Calif., in the latest in a series of national conferences occurring through the Vital Pastors program of the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) initiative. The pastors’ groups shared results of their studies through the program. One group, made up of five

Newsline for November 5, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Lead a life worthy of the calling…” (Ephesians 4:1b). NEWS 1) Grants support hurricane response, Zimbabwe food crisis. 2) Amwell Church of the Brethren celebrates 275 years. 3) Brethren bits: Remembrances, personnel, jobs, events, more. UPCOMING EVENTS 4) ‘We Are Able’ is among new workcamps

Newsline for October 22, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not neglect the gift that is in you…” (1 Timothy 4:14a). NEWS 1) Children come first for some volunteers. 2) Leadership Team reviews budget and planning for Annual Conference. 3) Brethren representatives attend conference on human trafficking. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, job openings,

Newsline for October 8, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Lord, you have been our dwelling place…” (Psalm 90:1). NEWS 1) Committee places increased emphasis on interfaith relations. 2) Reconciliation meetings are held in the Dominican Republic. 3) Brethren Disaster Relief Auction raises $425,000. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, giving to the denomination, more. PERSONNEL

Newsline Extra for April 24, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger…who announces salvation” (Isaiah 52:7a). MISSION UPDATES 1) Mission Alive 2008 celebrates past and present mission work. 2) Meetings are held on Haiti mission. 3) General secretary calls new advisory group for mission program. PERSONNEL

Bethany Seminary Trustees Consider ‘Core Testimonies’ of the Brethren

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (April 8, 2008) — The Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees gathered at the Richmond, Ind., campus for a semi-annual meeting on March 28-30. The two-plus days of meetings included spirited discussion and deliberation about many significant items related to the seminary’s mission and program,

Newsline for December 5, 2007

December 5, 2007 “…Let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:5b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary trustees welcome new president and new chair. 2) Vital Pastors ‘cohort groups’ report at conference in San Antonio. 3) National Council receives text of social creed for 21st century. 4) Brethren share 300th Anniversary devotional at NCC

Course Offerings for 2008 Announced by Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

Church of the Brethren Newsline December 3, 2007 The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced an initial schedule of courses for 2008. These courses are open to students in the Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) programs, as well as pastors and laypeople. The academy is a ministry training partnership

Vital Pastors ‘Cohort Groups’ Report at Conference in San Antonio

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 16, 2007 One group looked at postmodernism, another at being missional. Still another examined the balance of worshiping with both head and heart. In all, six groups of pastors studied a variety of questions over the past two years but all with the same ultimate goal: determining the qualities