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

Webinars explore path to healing racism, eco-discipleship

Upcoming webinars are by the Church of the Brethren Discipleship Ministries, Intercultural Ministry, Outdoor Ministry Association, and Office of Ministry. Topics include “Witness of Churches on the Path to Healing Racism: A Theological Exploration” and “Cultivating a Verdant Faith: Eco Discipleship Practices for the 21st Century Church.”

Webinar series will focus on ‘Lessons from the Latinx Church’

“Lessons from the Latinx Church” is a webinar series provided by the Freedom Road Institute for Leadership and Justice to help church leaders and pastors learn and live into the new possibilities for ministry. A free introductory session is taking place on June 30 at 12 noon (Eastern time). Sessions will continue at 12 noon (Eastern time) every Tuesday through July 28.

Young adult webinar is dedicated to uncovering the complexity of racism

Two days before George Floyd’s murder, National Young Adult Conference (NYAC) participants gathered to watch Drew Hart present on the systemic racism that was about to once again become front-page news. But for far too many of us in the church, particularly those of us who are white, it is all too easy to ignore when it doesn’t dominate the headlines.

Intercultural Ministries conversation with Mungi Ngomane is a success

By LaDonna Sanders Nkosi Recently, Intercultural Ministries hosted #ConversationsTogether with Mungi Ngomane, author of “Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together the African Way.” The online event was a success, wtih 46 participants from churches and districts across the US sharing in conversation. Ngomane is the grand-daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. She

Webinar will offer tips for churches doing social media

“There Is No ‘Should’ in Social Media” is the title of a webinar sponsored by the Discipleship Ministries with leadership from Jan Fischer Bachman, website producer for the Church of the Brethren. The webinar is scheduled twice, on June 11 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time) and on June 16 at 8 p.m. (Eastern time). “With

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

‘Best Practices for Online Worship’ is topic for upcoming webinar

“Best Practices for Online Worship: Considerations and Strategies” is the topic for a webinar offered by Discipleship Ministries with leadership by Enten Eller. The event is offer twice, on May 27 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time), register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-TmNI1wVR-ybvbwQ3Sfo2A ; and on June 2 at 8 p.m. (Eastern time), register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wtCjgIzcRh-XTjdPPKorvA  . The

Denominational board amends BFIA grant guidelines to help churches and camps

By Stan Dueck COVID-19 has created programming and financial stress on Church of the Brethren camps and congregations. Due to the coronavirus, the Mission and Ministry Board of the denomination made the following changes to the Brethren Faith in Action Fund guidelines. The amendments are in place through Dec. 31, 2020. First, Church of the

Many complex new challenges face our senior living communities

By David Lawrenz Operating a senior living community is challenging under normal circumstances. Staffing, regulations, reimbursement, uncompensated care, occupancy, public relations, natural calamities, and more offer an unlimited source of challenges and threats on a regular basis. Now, one can only try to imagine the challenges in this unprecedented time–the constant, ever-changing, seemingly insurmountable challenges

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