Links From Around The District
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County
By undertaking Sponsorship of a Habitat house, our group is taking on a exciting task: raising money to help finance a Habitat home and building a home in partnership with the family who will live there. It is a task that is both challenging and rewarding and most important, it is a task that will make a real and lasting positive impact on the community.
Arts & Crafts Fundraiser
for the Nigerian Crisis
May 30, 2015 10-2
Drainsville Church of the Brethren
Monday, June 15, 2015
Black Rock Golf Course
20025 Mt. Aetna Road
Hagerstown, MD, 21742
This is your chance to enjoy a day of Friends, Fellowship and send Kids to camp!
Proceeds of the Tournament benefit Shepherd's Spring Camper Scholarships.
July 11-15, 2015, Tampa, Florida
Directed Independent Study Unit
July 10-11, 2015
This Directed ISU (DISU) is planned and led by Carrie Eikler, Coordinator of
the TRIM and EFSM Ministry Training Programs with the Brethren
Academy. It will include pre-conference reading, a one-hour session before
and after the Ministers’ Association Pre-Conference Gathering, and
attendance at the entire event. Following the gathering there will be
additional reading and follow-up projects. If interested, please contact the Brethren Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a registration fee of $100 for this Directed ISU. Payment must be sent to the Brethren Academy and the syllabus will be sent upon payment receipt. Participants must also register and pay for the CoB Ministers' Association Pre-Conference Gathering through the CoB website. Registration fee for this event: $50 for TRIM and EFSM students.
Defining Set-Apart Ministry
Within the Bi-vocational Reality
July 20 - September 11, 2015
8 Week Online Course
Bi-vocational ministry is a reality in many denominations. It is not only a calling, but a necessity; part-time ministry placements often outnumber full-time placements. Stephen Norcross writes “A part-time arrangement between pastor and congregation does not mean that the person is a part-time pastor, nor that the congregation is a part-time church.” This class will explore the set-apart ministry within the bi-vocational context, including the rewards and challenges for both pastor and congregation. Topics include the bi-vocational ministry of the Apostle Paul and an investiga-tion of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus.
Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center
& Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry
The Difference that Makes a Difference
with Dr. Don Booz
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Nicarry Meeting House
The Brethren Home
New Oxford, PA
National Older Adult Conference
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina
An Invitation to Pastors & Ministers
Foundations of Church Renewal
Springs of Living Water is happy to announce that there are two academies for pastors and ministers scheduled in the coming months. We are now receiving registrations for the Fall 2015 course. Beginning Tuesday, September 15, from 8 to10 am ET, the Foundations of Church Renewal course will be offered with five conference call sessions held over a twelve-week period.
Then beginning Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 8 to10 am ET, the Foundations of Church Renewal course, with a bi-vocational component, will be offered in a similar twelve-week component.
In the academies, pastors participate in spiritual disciplines folders, offered from the Springs of Living Water initiative. Using a guided syllabus, pastors take a full course in a spiritually oriented, servant-led course for ongoing renewal of a church using the book Springs of Living Water, Christ-centered Church Renewal written by the teacher David Young. In the academies, people from the congregation walk along with the pastor, using the disciplines folder and sharing with the pastor.
David and Joan Young founded the Springs of Living Water Initiative in Church Renewal ten years ago in the Church of the Brethren. An interpretative DVD produced by David Sollenberger is at the top of the Springs website at www.churchrenewalservant.org. For more information you may email email@example.com or call 717-615-4515.
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 3:00pm
Antietam National Battlefield Park
Sponsored By: Mid-Atlantic District Church of the Brethren
This annual worship is held in the restored Mumma Meeting House,
commonly referred to today as the Dunker Church.
Preacher: Larry Glick
Larry Glick is a member of the First Church of the Brethren, Harrisonburg, Virginia. For over twenty-five years, Larry has been portraying Brethren historical characters (including Alexander Mack and John Kline) as a way “to help enhance our knowledge of past church leaders, and to understand how Brethren Heritage can inform our discipleship today.”