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'Calling the Called'

April 20-21 at Camp Bethel

Pastors and congregations are joining the Shenandoah and Virlina districts in identifying, calling and training capable leadership in the church. On April 20-21 at Camp Bethel in Virlina District, those who are exploring the possibility of ministry or who are unsure of God's calling will meet together for "an intentional time away from the routine of life to discern what it means to be called by God to the set-apart ministry."

Leadership at the event includes Steve Schweitzer, academic dean at Bethany Theological Seminary; Tara Hornbacker, professor of ministry formation, missional leadership and evangelism at Bethany Theological Seminary; and Nancy Heishman, director of the Office of Ministry for the Church of the Brethren.

Click on the links below for additioal information:

Registration form


Letter to pastors from District Executive Minister John Jantzi

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Brethren Woods Hosts

2018 Young Adult Conference

May 25-27

The 2018 Church of the Brethren Young Adult Conference is going to be hosted at Brethren Woods! Drawing together young folks ages 18-35, the conference is scheduled May 25-27 under the theme "Teach with your Life," based on 1 Timothy 4:11-16. The registration fee, which includes food, lodging and programming, is $130. Early registrations are accepted through April 30; a $25 late fee is assessed after that date. Go to to register. Click here for a brochure to share.

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