The Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church program of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry is planning events for the next few months. Multi-vocational pastors are invited to a study of the book Flourishing in Ministry by Matt Bloom. Multi-vocational clergywomen are particularly invited to join Erin Matteson for “Soul Sisters…Connecting and Deepening Together.”
The Church of the Brethren’s Part-Time Pastor, Full-Time Church Program has announced the next online book discussion led by “circuit rider” John Fillmore. The conversation will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 3, centered on Gil Rendle’s book Quietly Courageous: Leading the Church in a Changing World.
Richard Wehrle has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as program manager for Thriving in Ministry, a program of the Office of Ministry, starting Sept. 5. He is pastor of Midland (Va.) Church of the Brethren.
Beginning on July 11, Part-time Pastor, Full-time Church “circuit rider” John Fillmore will be facilitating a 10-week discussion on Peter Steinke’s book, How Your 21st Century Church Family Works.
Jennifer Jensen has resigned as the program manager for the Thriving in Ministry initiative for the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry. She will conclude her work on July 5.
Any piece of music is made up of notes and rests. We tend to assume the notes are most important. Yet good musicians know it is really the rests that matter most of all.
The Latin community of Churches of the Brethren from the Atlantic Northeast District, “CLIHDANE,” got together on April 1 at Wyomissing Family Restaurant under the initiative of our district executive Pete Kontra, accompanied by Mary Etta Reinhart from the Witness and Outreach Commission, and Don Mitchell, director of the Church Development Commission.
The Part‐time Pastor, Full‐time Church program of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry has hired Laura Whitman Dy as an independent contractor, part‐time, focusing on social media and design work.
Upcoming events include a virtual session March 27, “Music as a Gateway to the Sacred,” an online book study beginning April 18, the Ministers’ Association pre-conference event July 3-4 in Cincinnati, and the Clergywomen’s Breakfast July 5.
With just under two years remaining for the grant, the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry gathered a group of circuit riders, advisory team members, district executives, and others at the denominational offices in Elgin, Ill., Feb. 24-26, to take a “balcony view” of the program to date and consider possibilities and direction going forward.