March 27 Webinar Focuses on ‘Leading Teams: Positives, Pressures and Potentials’

Congregational Life Ministries is offering a webinar on Thursday, March 27, 3:30-5 p.m. (Eastern time), on the topic of “Leading Teams: Positives, Pressures and Potentials” with presenter Fran Beckett. This is the second of two webinars exploring the theme of leadership hosted by the Church of the Brethren and organized together with Urban Expression, Bristol Baptist College, and BMS World Mission, partners based in the UK.
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Fellowship of Brethren Homes Members Awarded 2014 Continuing Education Grants

Eight retirement communities that are members of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes have been awarded Continuing Education Grants for 2014. The grants, up to $1,000 per retirement community, are funded by the denomination’s Health Education and Research Fund, which supports nursing in the Church of the Brethren, and are administered by Congregational Life Ministries.
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Good Giving and Investment Report, Brethren Service Center Discussion, Board Development Work Highlight Mission and Ministry Board Meeting

A good giving and investment report for 2013, discussion of the Brethren Service Center, and several hours of board development work marked the spring meeting of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. The meeting March 14-17 at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., was led by board chair Becky Ball-Miller.
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Newsline for March 18, 2014

1) Good giving and investment report, Brethren Service Center discussion, board development work highlight Mission and Ministry Board meeting. 2) Denomination receives insurance dividend, Brethren Mutual Aid named a top agency by Brotherhood Mutual. 3) Fellowship of Brethren Homes members awarded 2014 Continuing Education Grants. 4) Winners of NYC speech and music contests are named. 5) Jeff Carter to be inaugurated as president of Bethany Seminary. 6) March 27 webinar focuses on ‘Leading Teams: Positives, Pressures and Potentials’ 7) Killbuck Creek Song and Story Fest to be hosted by Inspiration Hills. 8) Bridgewater College inaugurates David W. Bushman as 9th president. 9) Juniata College hosts ‘Reconstructing Peace Studies’ conference. 10) A prayer request from Maiduguri, Nigeria.
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Denomination Receives Insurance Dividend, Brethren Mutual Aid Named a Top Agency by Brotherhood Mutual

The Church of the Brethren denomination has received a large insurance dividend of $174,984 from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, through its Partnership Group Program. Brethren Mutual Aid is the sponsoring agency for the program, which rewards the claims experience of the congregations, camps, and districts that make up the group along with the denominational organization. […]

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Brethren Bits for March 18, 2014

Corrections, camp resignation, BDM volunteer milestone, US-Africa Environmental Justice Tour stop at First Chicago, congregations in the news, installation of executive in Southern Pennsylvania, new Children’s Fund in West Marva, college events, more. […]

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A Prayer Request from Maiduguri, Nigeria

The following prayer request from a member of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) living in the city of Maiduguri. It was received this weekend by an Annual Conference officer and shared with the Mission and Ministry Board on Sunday during worship. The city of Maiduguri was attacked this past weekend by the terrorist group Boko Haram:
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