Newsline for March 23, 2018

NEWS
1) Leadership Team issues call to Christ-like discourse
2) Denominational ministries experience positive financial results in 2017
3) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy director signs letter on militarization of Middle East
4) Northern Plains District task force issues letter on child sexual abuse prevention

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Junior high students invited to ‘Immerse!’ at Bethany Seminary

6) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren bits for March 23, 2018

Job openings, National Youth Sunday materials, Intercultural Ministries conversation about “Black Panther,” Children’s Disaster Services training, March for Our Lives breakfast in DC, ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism, On Earth Peace endorses Poor People’s Campaign, “This Evil Thing” at Highland Avenue Church and Manchester University, Ventures Course on culture of call, and more. […]

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Newsline for March 13, 2018

NEWS
1) Mission and Ministry Board approves grants, adopts statement on gun violence, holds conversations on race and mission at spring meetings
2) ‘Lukewarm No More’ calls for repentance and action on gun violence
3) Discipleship Ministries represents new name, new vision for former Congregational Life Ministries
4) Brethren Disaster Ministries, Puerto Rico District plan for long-term hurricane recovery
5) Brethren Disaster Ministries closes out site in Missouri, continues work in Carolinas
6) Boko Haram attacks, abductions affect Nigerian Brethren
7) Special relief benefits 658 Muslim and Christian families in Nigeria
8) New steering committee of women in ministry is created
9) Comité directivo de ocho mujeres en el ministerio

PERSONNEL
10) Tara Hornbacker to retire from Bethany Seminary

UPCOMING EVENTS
11) Diana Butler Bass headlines Ministers’ Association continuing education event

RESOURCES
12) Brethren Press announces summer release for Inglenook Desserts

13) Brethren bits […]

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Mission and Ministry Board approves grants, adopts statement on gun violence, holds conversations on race and mission at spring meetings

A large Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) allocation for long-term hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, a statement on gun violence, Wieand Trust grants to Chicago-area projects, and new names for some denominational ministries were on the agenda of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. The board held spring meetings March 9-12 at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., led by chair Connie Burk Davis and chair-elect Patrick Starkey. […]

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Discipleship Ministries represents new name, new vision for former Congregational Life Ministries

At the spring meeting of the Mission and Ministry Board, Congregational Life Ministries staff announced a new team name and strategy. Now titled Discipleship Ministries, the team envisions a “people of God, new and renewed, that embodies and articulates their faith.” Along with a new name, staff of Discipleship Ministries also outlined new strategic emphases and a staffing plan to carry out the work. […]

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