“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” — John 1:5 NEWS 1) Christian Peace Witness for Iraq is ‘a candle in the darkness.’ 2) Vital Pastor program continues to launch and conclude pastor groups. 3) Disaster Child Care provides training workshops. 4) Brethren Disaster Response appeals for more volunteers.
(March 23, 2007) — In late 2006 and early 2007, six pastoral “cohort groups” were awarded Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) grants that launched a two-year, self-chosen study focus for each group. The program is administered by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a joint ministry of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren
“The heavens are telling the glory of God….” — Psalm 19:1a NEWS 1) Council reviews 2006 Annual Conference, elects Beachley as chair. 2) Disaster staff reflect on Hurricane Katrina, one year later. 3) Brethren Volunteer Service unit begins service. 4) Michigan District Conference focuses on new mission opportunities. 5) Brethren bits: Personnel, jobs, Caring Ministries