Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Mission Alive conference to feature Pakistani church leader.

The national missions conference of the Church of the Brethren--“Mission Alive 2008,” planned for April 4-6 at Bridgewater (Va.) Church of the Brethren--will feature a Pakistani Christian leader as one of the featured speakers. Mano Rumalshah, bishop of the Diocese of Peshaway for the Church of Pakistan, will be one of three keynote speakers leading plenary sessions at the conference.

Also giving keynote addresses will be Rebecca Baile Crouse, former mission staff for the Church of the Brethren General Board, and Robert Alley, pastor of Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. Worship will be coordinated by Tara Hornbacker, associate professor of ministry formation at Bethany Theological Seminary, and music coordinator will be Paul Roth, pastor of Linville Creek Church of the Brethren.

Additional leaders will provide workshops on a variety of topics including “Linking Local and Global Mission,” “Congregational Transformation Through Mission,” “Emergent Church Views of Mission,” and many more.

Registration cost is $79 and includes Saturday lunch. Evening meals will be available onsite for a nominal fee. Housing arrangements are the responsibility of participants. Continuing education units are available. Online registration will be available on the Mission Alive page of, or register by calling 800-323-8039 ext. 230.

The conference is sponsored by the General Board, with partnering support from Bethany Theological Seminary and mission-minded groups in the denomination. Post-conference events will be sponsored by the Valley Brethren Mennonite Heritage Center.

Source: 01/02/2008 Newsline

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