Friday, October 19, 2007

General Board agenda includes Brethren Service Center recommendations.

The Church of the Brethren General Board meets this weekend, Oct. 19-22, followed by a professional growth event on the topic of consensus decision-making led by On Earth Peace. On the business agenda are approval of a 2008 budget, discussion of strategic planning for mission, discussion of medical insurance for pastors, and reports on various aspects of the board’s work, alongside some key business items:
  • Action on recommendations from the board’s Brethren Service Center Ministry Options Exploration Committee.

  • Discussion of a proposed update to the denomination’s Ethics in Ministry Relations paper.

  • Discussion of a paper on "Slavery in the 21st Century" giving information, resources, and possible steps for action on the modern forms of slavery such as forced labor or child soldiering.
Newsline will feature a report from the General Board meeting in an upcoming issue.

Source: 10/19/200 300th Anniversary Update Newsline

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