New Ventures in Christian Discipleship season to begin September 28

By Kendra Flory The Ventures in Christian Discipleship program at McPherson (Kan.) College is moving into its eighth year of providing useful, affordable education to small church congregations. The first two online courses of the year will focus on creation care. All classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available for $10 per course. […]

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Brethren bits for Aug. 28, 2019

— Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) seeks candidates for the position of director of Human Resources and Administrative Services, reportable to the president. The primary function is to provide leadership, vision, direction, and assistance with all functions related to human resources and administrative services. This full-time, exempt position is based at the Church of the Brethren General Offices […]

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Newsline for Aug. 28, 2019

NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries asks for prayer for Puerto Rico2) CDS Critical Response Care serves children, families affected by mass shootings3) Compelling Vision Process Team issues post-Annual Conference report PERSONNEL 4) Roxanne Aguirre resigns from Brethren Academy5) Donna March retires from Brethren Benefit Trust6) Colleen Michael retires, Pacific Northwest District appoints interim team7) Elsie […]

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Donna March retires from Brethren Benefit Trust

Donna March has announced her retirement as of Dec. 31 as Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) director of Human Resources and Administrative Services. She has worked in Church of the Brethren-related positions for 35 years, including 30 years at BBT. March began her tenure with the Church of the Brethren in May 1984, working for the […]

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Compelling Vision Process Team issues post-Annual Conference report

The Compelling Vision Process Team has written a report on the Compelling Vision conversations that took place at Annual Conference in Greensboro in July. This report is being shared at district conferences and/or through district communication channels. We thought that all of you might be interested in reading it since so much of our time at the past Conference was spent discussing together a compelling vision for the Church of the Brethren. […]

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Elsie Koehn retires from Southern Plains District leadership

Elsie Koehn has retired as district executive minister for the Church of the Brethren’s Southern Plains District. She has served in district leadership for more than 10 years. She concluded her service and was recognized during the district conference held in Falfurrias, Texas, on Aug. 8-9. The Southern Plains District board, chaired by Matthew Prejean […]

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Colleen Michael retires, Pacific Northwest District appoints interim team

J. Colleen Michael retired July 31 as district executive minister for Pacific Northwest District, having served for more than seven years since Jan. 1, 2012. The district has appointed a three-member interim team to care for essential functions during a time of discernment regarding organizational structures that will serve the district in the future. […]

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