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Ventures in Christian Discipleship courses announced

McPherson College has announced its course offerings in the 2014-2015 Ventures in Christian Discipleship program. Ventures courses, while not for college credit, offer high-quality instruction at a reasonable cost. The goal of the program is to empower lay people, especially in smaller congregations, to more effectively carry out the work of discipleship, following in Jesus’ … read on

Moderator's Moment

Moderator’s Moment

It was just a few short months ago that I was in the supporting role as Moderator-Elect; a position I thought would never come my way.  It was a surprise to some (including me) and an expectation to others. I would, however, accept a prayerful calling as one who would listen to what the Spirit … read on

I WAS JUST THINKING . . .

I WAS JUST THINKING . . .

Recently, I saw some words that would cause many Church of the Brethren spines to stiffen or to wilt in fear and anxiety–the gift of disagreement.  A gift?!!  

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The Gathering 2014 information

It’s coming! Plan now to attend “Blessed, Broken, & Inspired”, The Gathering October 24-26! Try the Gathering’s NEW online registration! If you do not register online, please print the registration form and children’s registration form. Alternative Lodging Options are available. The Challenge Course Form needs to be filled out for all Jr. High and Sr. … read on

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Register for Family Camp at Mt. Hermon!

Online registration is now available for Camp Mt. Hermon Family Camp, September 26-28. Come join us for a fun-filled celebration of the camp’s 70th anniversary! (Registration fee is may be paid when you arrive at camp Sept. 26.) Family Camp Flyer – which includes the schedule, fees, and contact information Family Camp Online Registration

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Week of Prayer & Fasting for Nigeria

Delegates at the 2014 Annual Conference passed a resolution that, among other things, calls us as people of faith to come along side our sisters and brothers through prayer and fasting the week of August 17-24. In order to support and encourage you as we join together in prayer, Church of the Brethren staff have … read on

Register for District Conference!

Register for District Conference!

Summer is coming and District Conference will be here before we know it! Download the conference registration form and children’s activities/childcare registration form. Please pass these on to anyone who might like to attend conference. All are welcome!

Camp Mt. Hermon Spring Meeting & Work Day

Camp Mt. Hermon Spring Meeting & Work Day

The Camp Mt. Hermon spring meeting and workday will be held Saturday May 3.  You are invited to see the new pavilion and find out more about what’s going on at camp. 

Camp Colorado Workcamp Weekend

Camp Colorado Workcamp Weekend

Work Camp Weekend is rapidly approaching for Camp Colorado!  We’ll be gathering on Friday, May 23rd and working through Monday, the 26th. We provide the meals and the tools. You provide the big heart for the camp and a willing spirit to do whatever is needed.

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District newsletter going digital!

The Shepherd’s Voice is going digital, and we want you to be ready when it does! To conserve resources, the Western Plains District newsletter, The Shepherd’s Voice, will no longer be printed and mailed to postal addresses but will be distributed by email, effective September 2014. If you already receive your district newsletter by email, … read on