Denominational Board Adopts a Strategic Plan for the Decade

Above, Mission and Ministry Board chair Dale Minnich reviews the purpose of the Strategic Plan for the decade of denominational ministry, 2011-2019: “Provide a Christ centered focus for MMB program that fits the gifts and dreams of the Brethren.” Below, one board member raises an enthusiastic green card in favor of the Strategic Plan. Find a […]

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Newsline for March 23, 2011

“Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:27). Newsline will have a guest editor for several issues this year. Kathleen Campanella, director of partner and public relations at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., will edit Newsline during three periods of time in April, June, and […]

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Church of the Brethren Posts Financial Results for 2010

Building an annual budget for the denomination in the midst of economic challenges requires both careful analysis and faith that gifts and other income will offset expenses. When planning for 2010, it was important for the Church of the Brethren staff to be realistic about the impact the economy would have, but to count on […]

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Newsline for March 9, 2011

“The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places…” (Isaiah 58:11a). Disabilities Awareness Month resources have been updated. The last Newsline announced the celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month throughout the month of March. For those who may have been frustrated by the lack of availability of worship resources, staff apologize for […]

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Mission and Ministry Board Sets Framework for Strategic Planning, 2011 Budget

Newsline Special: Mission and Ministry Board holds fall meeting Oct. 21, 2010 “…To give light to those who sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:79).   DENOMINATIONAL BOARD SETS FRAMEWORK FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING, ADOPTS 2011 BUDGET The board theme was “Hearers and […]

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‘Reach Deep’ Fundraising Challenge Meets Its Goal

A letter headed “Urgent Need–A Landmark Challenge” was mailed out to Church of the Brethren prospective donors on Aug. 6 as the start of a “Reach Deep” fundraising challenge to meet a mid-year budget shortfall of $100,000 in the denomination’s Core Ministries Fund. The generosity of one Brethren family who anonymously gave $50,000 in response […]

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Newsline for September 23, 2010

New at www.brethren.org  is a photo album from Sudan, providing glimpses into the work of Michael Wagner, Church of the Brethren mission staff seconded to the Africa Inland Church-Sudan. Wagner began work in southern Sudan in early July. His home congregation is Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. Find the album at www.brethren.org/site/PhotoAlbumUser?view=UserAlbum&AlbumID=12209. “If you, […]

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Newsline for July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010 “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15 NIV), A REVIEW OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2010 1) Resolution Against Torture is adopted by Annual Conference. 2) Delegates approve church bylaws, act on two queries and a recommendation on appeals. 3) Hearing gives first look at Special Response process in […]

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Mission and Ministry Board Sets Budget Parameter for Core Ministries in 2010

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 26, 2009 Board officers at the pre-Conference meeting included chair Eddie Edmonds (at center), chair-elect Dale Minnich (at right), and general secretary Stan Noffsinger (at left). Photo by Ken Wenger Click here for a photo album of Annual Conference and pre-Conference meetings. […]

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Mission and Ministry Board Revise Budget, Announces Reorganization

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 16, 2009 Financial concerns topped the agenda at the March 14-16 meeting of the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board. The denominational board met at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., using Romans 12:2 as a scripture theme. The board is chaired by Eddie Edmonds, […]

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