Congregational Life Ministries Announce Interim Plan for Sharing Executive Duties

The Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren has announced an interim plan for staff to share executive duties, following the resignation of former executive director Jonathan Shively. Using a collaborative team approach, the plan focuses on sharing oversight of the work of the department and development of staffing and programming.
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Joe Detrick to Serve as Interim Director of Ministry

The Church of the Brethren has hired Joe Detrick as interim director for the Office of Ministry. He will begin in this position on June 22, working out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and from his home in Seven Valleys, Pa. This interim assignment is expected to continue for one year.
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CCS Participants Learn About the Root Causes of Mass Incarceration

“Brethren, our game is strong…and the story ain’t over yet!” This call to action from Richard Newton heralded the start of Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS) 2016. Each year CCS brings together high school youth to learn about a social justice issue and put their faith into practice through political advocacy on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Brethren Bits for May 14, 2016

In this issue: Remembrances, personnel notes, job openings, volunteer positions, news from congregations and districts, Brethren Bible Institute dates, Juniata College honors faculty, Bridgewater College recognizes philosophy and religion students, Bridgewater students to work at Brethren camps, WCC protests treatment of staff and partners by Israel, bill to impose draft registration on women makes inroads in Senate, more. […]

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Newsline for May 14, 2016

NEWS
1) Brethren letter urges US to take part in talks about nuclear disarmament
2) When to ban nuclear weapons is key issue at UN working group
3) CCS participants learn about the root causes of mass incarceration

PERSONNEL
4) Joe Detrick to serve as interim director of ministry
5) Daggett hired as project director for Shine, following Stutzman retirement

UPCOMING EVENTS
6) Preaching seminar is offered by Bethany alumnae

RESOURCES
7) New resources include summer Guide for Biblical Studies, curriculum guide for ‘Seagoing Cowboy’

8) Brethren bits […]

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