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