Updates from Wednesday business

Business on Wednesday, July 5, included an increase in the minimum cash salary table for pastors for 2024, a request for a study committee on calling denominational leadership, and guidelines for continuing education.

Auditorium of people raising their hands. A table of leaders is at the front.

Ventures in Christian Discipleship announces upcoming courses

The Ventures in Christian Discipleship program at McPherson College has announced programs for April, May, and June: “Deep Compassionate Listening,” “Beyond Burned Out to Boundaries and Balance,” and “Black Panther Films as Metaphor: Lessons about Race, Colonialism, Violence, and Identity in Wakanda”

Screenshot of the trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Webinar on responding to the opioid crisis to be led by James Benedict

A webinar titled “Continuing the Work of Jesus: Responding to the Opioid Crisis” will be offered on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time) and Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. (Eastern) with sponsorship from the Church of the Brethren Discipleship Ministries. Content will be the same on both dates. Presenter James Benedict, with more than 30 years of experience as a pastor in the Church of the Brethren, is a scholar in residence at the Center for Global Health Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

James Benedict in front of a bookshelf
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