Uncertainty. Excitement. Intimidation. Opportunity. Fear. Hope.
I’ve experienced all of these emotions—sometimes at once—since beginning my work as national director a few weeks ago.
Orientation for new BIC pastors & spouses
The New Pastors and Spouses Orientation will be held on October 15–16 at Gra ntham BIC Church in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Those who are eligible to attend should have received invitations from their bishops and are reminded that registration forms are due by September 15. Please contact Bridget Nace, executive assistant to the national director, at email@example.com or 717.697.2634 x5437 with any questions.
Update on General Conference 2014
Planning continues for General Conference 2014, which will take place at Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite School on July 11–14, 2014. Visit the GC 2014 page for the most current information, including an updated “Budget Planning worksheet.”
Israel & Palestine Study Tour
Are you interesting in a balanced, informative, and inspiring experience of the Holy Land and the people who live there? If so, then check out the Equipping for Ministry Study Tour, taking place December 26, 2013–January 10, 2014. Early registration discount ends Sept. 30! More info »
Midyear financial summary
The BIC U.S. finance team has prepared a midyear summary to capture a snapshot of the income and expenses of BIC U.S. from January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013. See the summary »
Update on BIC World Hunger Fund and Family to Family, Village to Village
As a result of changes to the structure of BIC U.S., BIC World Missions will now provide administrative oversight for the BIC World Hunger Fund and the Family to Family, Village to Village initiative. Learn more about the BIC World Hunger Fund and Family to Family »
Results from the 2013 Bible Quizzing Finals
On July 12–14, youth from seven BIC U.S. churches travelled to Central PA for the 2013 Denominational Finals. Read more »
Volunteer opportunities are now online
The BIC U.S. Employment Opportunities page has now expanded to include not only job postings, but also volunteer openings. We're updating this page continually, so check back often! And if you have any openings that you’d like to advertise on the page, please contact us. Visit the page »
Fall issue of In Part explores influence of Evangelicalism
In the fourth installment of the “We believe” series, In Part focuses on Evangelicalism, the most controversial stream of BIC theology. Explore this issue »
In Christ's strength,
Brethren in Christ Church in the U.S.
431 Grantham Rd | Mechanicsburg PA 17055 USA
717.697.2634 | firstname.lastname@example.org
“We must continue to highly value Scripture, we must share the Gospel, we must disciple, and we must go to the lost—this is not just acceptable Evangelicalism, it is who we have always been.”
—Hank Johnson, youth pastor at Harrisburg (Pa.) BIC, as quoted in the fall 2013 issue of In Partat a glance
2 | BIC U.S. Offices closed for Labor Day
10-12 | Leadership Council
12-14 | General Conference Board
14-16 | Leadership Council
15-16 | New Pastors and Spouses Orientation
18-20 | Core Course, "Los Hermanos en Cristo y Su Historia"
18-20 | Commission on Ministry and Doctrine