Pre-Conference Events Include Ministers’ Association, Congregational Vitality Workshops

Two ministry training events head the meetings that precede the 2014 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio: the Ministers’ Association, and Congregational Vitality Workshops. Other regular annual meetings held prior to the Conference include the Standing Committee of district delegates, the Mission and Ministry Board, and the Council of District Executives, among others.
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Webinars on ‘Generative Leadership’ Offered by Congregational Life Ministries with Partners in the UK

Two new webinars are being offered by Congregational Life Ministries and partners in the United Kingdom. The topic is “Generative Leadership.” Hosted by the Church of the Brethren, the webinars are organized together with Urban Expression, Bristol Baptist College, and BMS World Mission. The webinars feature presenters Kerry Coke and Fran Beckett, Christian leaders actively […]

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Annual Conference 2014 Will Celebrate Courageous Discipleship

General registration opens Feb. 26 at 12 noon (central time) for the 2014 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren in Columbus, Ohio, on July 2-6. The theme, “Live as Courageous Disciples,” is from the New Testament letter to the Philippians. Events take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Here is a preview of the Conference. […]

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On Earth Peace Seeks Volunteers for Ministers of Reconciliation Team at Annual Conference

“Already planning to attend the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference? Are you hearing a call to a ministry of presence and reconciliation?” asks an invitation from On Earth Peace. The Ministry of Reconciliation (MoR) is seeking members for a team to serve at the Conference. “Please prayerfully consider whether you or someone you know might be gifted to this ministry.”
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Brethren Bits for Feb. 15, 2014

In this issue: New hire at Brethren Service Center, youth ministry director completes certificate, #NYC, last chance for youth speech and music contest entries, registration deadlines for events at Bethany, WCC condemns military use of drones, notes from congregations and districts, and more. […]

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EYN Ministers Hold Annual Conference

The Minister’s Annual Conference of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) opened the evening of Feb. 10 with worship sessions led by Bulus Danladi Jau. In their song during the session, the EYN Headquarters Church ZME (women’s choir) sang, “Nigeria is in confusion, as killings and burnings are going on. Why? God help us.”
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Newsline for Feb. 8, 2014

1) Minnich and Murray head up Annual Conference ballot for 2014. 2) Vital Ministry Journey helps congregations and relationships. 3) Church of the Brethren begins partnership with Anabaptist Disabilities Network. 4) Grant aids displaced people in South Sudan. 5) NYC offers intercultural scholarships to 100 youth and advisors. 6) Brethren teaching at PUST are on view in BBC One news show. 7) Congress adopts Farm Bill: Points of interest for the church. 8) Christian Peacemaker Teams to challenge denial of entry in Israeli High Court. 9) Youth Peace Travel Team is announced for 2014. 10) Next intercultural gathering to be co-sponsored by Pacific Southwest District. 11) Brethren Academy updates its course listing for 2014. 12) Congregational Life offers new Spiritual Gifts Resource. 13) Brethren bits. […]

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Brethren Bits for Feb. 8

Corrections, job opening for director of Brethren Disaster Ministries, “Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace,” SVMC continuing ed events, Hollins Road men can cook, benefit concert for Haiti Medical Project, new directors at Fahrney-Keedy, “COBYS Nightly News Banquet,” Camp Harmony celebrates, a 100th birthday sermon at Timbercrest, and more. […]

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