April 2013


Last month, Connie and I traveled to the BIC Navajo Mission in the high desert of New Mexico for the annual meeting of the Midwest Conference. Arriving early, we took a day to visit BIC global workers working among the Navajo. In missiological terms, the Navajo Native Americans are considered a least-reached people group. Yet our missionaries and workers in New Mexico are striving valiantly, creatively, sensitively, and persistently to bring the Good News to a people who have experienced great suffering.

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General Conference 2014

General Conference 2014—planned for July 11 thru 14, 2014 at Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite School—promises to be an important and exciting event, with the anticipation of new denominational leadership and plans for the future of BIC U.S. Make advance plans now to attend this event—hopefully, with a full complement of pastors and delegates from your congregation.

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Consultation on Scripture

On February 5–6, a group of 38 leaders from across the Church met at Carlisle (Pa.) BIC Church for the Consultation on the Nature of Scripture. Videos from some sessions are now available on the BIC Church website, and a statement sharing the conclusions of the Consultation is in development.

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2013 Impact Seminar

The 2013 Impact Seminar, "Us, Them, and Jesus" has begun! Although the course has already been held in the Midwest Conference, there's still time to sign up to attend one of the five other times it's being offered.

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Two opportunities for women in ministry & leadership

The BIC Council for Women in Ministry and Leadership is offering two opportunities for growth, fellowship, and worship to women across BIC U.S.

  • Women at the Well Retreat, “Becoming a neighbor”
    May 3–5, Kenbrook Bible Camp (Lebanon, Pa.)
    Featuring: Inspiring speakers, discussion-based workshops, diverse worship, prayer, learning, & fellowship

    Last chance to register »

  • Women Pastors Day
    10:30am-2:30pm, May 3, Kenbrook Bible Camp (Lebanon, Pa.)
    All women serving as pastors in BIC U.S. churches are invited to a free day of storytelling and resourcing.

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In Part continues “We believe” series

As BIC U.S. faces a pivotal time in its history, In Part magazine has launched “We believe,” a four-part series that invites readers to rediscover and reaffirm what unites us as Brethren in Christ—our beliefs, our faith, our identity in Christ. To that end, four issues of the magazine will be devoted to examining the theological streams that are the source of our unique heritage and convictions. In Part's most recent spring 2013 issue examined our Pietist-inspired convictions and the prophetic word they have for us today.

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Shalom! (winter 2013 edition) 3.14.2013

Alan Robinson named national director of BIC U.S. 2.26.2013

Consultation on the Nature of Scripture a practice in communal discernment 2.22.2013

In Christ's strength,

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Archived Issues of Momentum



“What would happen if we stopped division and began dialogue? What would happen if we stopped caring more about being right and began to love? What would happen if we stopped shutting people out and began to listen?”

—Nathan Jeffers, initiator of LISTEN, a monthly gathering/podcast seeking to provide a safe space for people from diverse life experiences to share their stories (sponsored by the Pacific Regional Conference)

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at a glance

April 2013

6 | Allegheny Regional Conference

13 | Susquehanna Regional Conference

20 | Pacific Regional Conference

27 | Southeast Regional Conference

May 2013

3-5 | Women at the Well Retreat

4 | "Us, Them, and Jesus" Impact Seminar

6 | "Us, Them, and Jesus" Impact Seminar

7 | "Us, Them, and Jesus" Impact Seminar

9 | "Us, Them, and Jesus" Impact Seminar

14-15 | Leadership Councilr

16 | Joint meeting of Leadership Council and Commission on Ministry and Doctrine

16-17 | Commission on Ministry and Doctrine

30-31 | "Teologia de la Iglesia" Core Course

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