“A Small World: Building Resiliency and Hope after Childhood Trauma” is the title of an upcoming webinar sponsored by the Church of the Brethren’s Discipleship Ministries and the Anabaptist Disabilities Network. The online event takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. (Eastern time). Participants may earn 0.1 continuing education units.
Nathan Polzin has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as executive director of Discipleship and Leadership Formation, beginning April 10. This new position oversees a merged department that includes the Office of Ministry and Discipleship Ministries.
In this anxious and challenging time, are you looking for a spiritually rich and creative space to worship, learn, network, and grow? Would it be helpful to you to be in conversation with other Jesus followers who are exploring new forms of mission, church planting, and congregational revitalization? If so, join us at the New and Renew Conference, May 17-19.
The Church of the Brethren offers nursing scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 for church members who are enrolled in LPN, RN, or nursing graduate programs. A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year.
LaDonna Sanders Nkosi has resigned as director of Intercultural Ministries for the Church of the Brethren, and as staff of Discipleship Ministries, effective Dec. 31. She has served in the position for three years, since Jan. 16, 2020.
Increasingly, mental health has become a critical topic with congregational leadership as churches deal with mental illness and addictions. COVID-19 has highlighted the challenges and needs of congregations to minister effectively to people combating health and wellness problems.
“God Is Doing a New Thing!” is the theme for the 2023 National Older Adult Conference (NOAC), inspired by the scripture text from Isaiah 43:19: “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
Upcoming Youth and Young Adult Ministries programs and events include National Junior High Sunday on Nov. 6, 2022; Christian Citizenship Seminar on April 22-27, 2023; National Youth Sunday on May 7, 2023; Young Adult Conference on May 5-7, 2023; and National Junior High Conference on June 16-18, 2023.
By David Lawrenz The Fellowship of Brethren Homes met for its Annual Forum at West View Healthy Living in Wooster, Ohio, on Aug. 10-12. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns, the forum offered a welcome opportunity to gather with like-minded friends and colleagues from Church of the Brethren-affiliated senior living communities. In attendance
Dementia affects individuals, their family members, and the congregation. We often want to offer support, but we do not know where to start. We often back off because we don’t want to do the wrong thing.