Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ministers' Association offers continuing education event.

The Church of the Brethren Ministers’ Association is offering a pre-Conference continuing education event on July 11-12 in Richmond, Va. The event begins with worship at 1 p.m. on July 11, and closing worship will end the event by 12 noon on July 12.

The event will be led by Bethany Theological Seminary professor Dawn Ottoni Wilhelm, with Russ Matteson, co-pastor of Modesto (Calif.) Church of the Brethren, and Jonathan Shively, director of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. Speakers will celebrate three centuries of Brethren worship, and explore the traditions, values, and practices that inform corporate worship among the Brethren as we seek the transforming power of Christ’s Spirit.

Presentations will be offered on "Better Than Burnt Offerings" (Mark 12:28-34), "The Sights, Sounds, and Technology of Worship," and "The Music of Worship." A Ministers’ Association Business Meeting will be included in the schedule, at 4-4:30 p.m. on July 11, and an offering will be taken for the Ministry Assistance Fund. A picnic is offered the evening of July 11, for an extra fee.

Cost is $60 per person for those who pre-register, or $90 at the door. A discount is available for clergy couples and current seminary, EFSM, or TRIM students. A per-session individual fee also is offered. Child care is $5 per child. Continuing education certificates will be available. Pre-registration forms and fees must be postmarked by June 10. Find the registration form and more information in the Annual Conference Packet or at

Source: 3/20/2008 Newsline

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