Thursday, October 21, 2010

Minister’s Association announces 2011 pre-Conference event.

"Breaking Down Walls: Pursuing the Vision of Becoming Multi-Cultural Congregations" is the theme for the Ministers’ Pre-Conference Event to be held July 1-2, 2011, in Grand Rapids, Mich., prior to the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference.

Facilitators for the event are Darla Kay Deardorff and Robert Hunter. Deardorff is executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators at Duke University and member of the denominational study committee that wrote the "Separate No More" paper. She is a member of Peace Covenant Fellowship Church of the Brethren in Durham, N.C. Hunter is a Diversity and Justice specialist with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and a member of the organization’s Black Campus Ministries Board, from Richmond, Ind.

The schedule features three plenary sessions--on Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning--along with worship led by Belita Mitchell, pastor of Harrisburg (Pa.) First Church of the Brethren.

Continuing education units will be offered, and there will be a discounted price available for students and first-time attendees. More information will be available in the 2011 Annual Conference Packet and online. For questions contact association chair Sue Richard at

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