Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Church Development Advisory Committee meets, visions.

In Dec. 2008, the Church of the Brethren’s New Church Development Committee enjoyed the warm hospitality of Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren in Scottsdale, Ariz., as the group met for prayer, visioning, dreaming, and planning for church planting in the United States.

The meeting explored ways to foster a movement of church planting across the Church of the Brethren; to build supportive relationships with districts; to improve communication among those involved in church planting; and to build systems for planter assessment, coaching, training, and resource development.

The committee considered a five-year plan for increasing new projects, fellowships, and churches, and dates for the next national new church development conference were established for May 20-22, 2010.

For more information about new church development in the Church of the Brethren or to find out how you can participate in this growing movement, contact Congregational Life Ministries at or 800-323-8039 ext. 282.

--Jonathan Shively is executive director of Congregational Life Ministries.

Source: 1/14/2009 Newsline

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