Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Main leadership is announced for Church Planting Conference.

Tom Nebel and Gary Rohrmayer will provide keynote presentations and workshop leadership as part of the May 15-17, 2008, Church Planting Conference on the theme, "Plant Generously, Reap Bountifully." Also featured in leadership will be Stanley Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren General Board.

This is the fourth biennial conference sponsored by the New Church Development Committee of the Church of the Brethren. The event is coordinated by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership and will be at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind. The event will include keynote addresses, over 25 workshop opportunities, worship, prayer and small group conversation, and opportunities for fostering the church planting movement in the Church of the Brethren.

Nebel and Rohrmayer have extensive experience as church planters, and provide leadership for the Baptist General Conference. Nebel serves as director of Multiplication and Leadership Development Worldwide. Rohrmayer is national director of TeAmerica, the church planting ministry of the Baptist General Conference, and is an instructor with RockBridge Seminary. Both are published authors, whose titles include "Big Dreams in Small Places" by Nebel, "Next Steps--Leading a Missional Church" co-authored by Rohrmayer, and "Church Planting Landmines" by Nebel and Rohrmayer. Their connections with the Church of the Brethren include coaching Greater Harvest, the church planting mission of Illinois and Wisconsin District.

Additional details will be available in November, with registration beginning Jan. 1, 2008. Cost inclusive of conference activities, meals and lodging, will be $149 per registrant with some discounts available for groups. Contact 800-287-8822 or, or visit

--Marcia Shetler is director of Public Relations for Bethany Theological Seminary.

Source: 10/24/2007 Newsline

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