Momentum

April 2014

Thank you for your prayers and support

I am grateful for the people who, from time to time, email or call me to let me know they are praying for me in this new role. Please know that I am very grateful for your prayers, and for the notes of encouragement and support that I receive. Please continue to pray that God will be honored and glorified in who we are and what we do.

I also want to say a great big thank you to each congregation for your ministry during 2013. We continue to believe, and to emphasize, that ministry occurs primarily in local congregations. It is in local congregations that people are loved, reached, discipled, trained, and in and through which they serve. I pray that each of our congregations will experience God’s presence and blessing as they continue to be salt and light in their communities.

UPDATES

Regional Conference Annual Meetings and the projected budget for 2014

Spring is a busy time of year in terms of business with each Regional Conference holding their annual meeting. These meetings allow conferences to discuss business and ministry strategies as well as an opportunity to bring updates from General Conference Board and Leadership Council. Read my view of the meetings thus far as well as the 2013 GCB and LC report and the 2014 projected budget. Read more »

“PIF” Funds

Two Brethren in Christ ministries are the beneficiaries of a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Dr. Harold “Doc” Engle. Dr. Engle, 96, is “paying-it-forward” as he chose to leave a portion of his estate to cooperative ministries and BIC World Missions. His gifts to these BIC ministries will make a significant impact on the Church. Read more »

PLANNING AHEAD

Jesus is . . . General Conference 2014

Planning continues for General Conference 2014, which will take place at Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite School on July 11–14, 2014, under the theme "Jesus is . . .". Online registration is currently open. Visit the GC 2014 page for the most current information, including volunteer opportunities.

MEMO

BIC Church Directory review

We ask that all congregations review their published record in the BIC Church Directory, a resource listing of all congregations within the BIC U.S. Please identify any outdated or missing information and send updates to biccomm@bic-church.org.

Updated CM transmittal form

The CM transmittal form and transmittal form instructions for congregations have been updated. This form is used any time a congregation wishes to transfer funds to the General Church, such as giving to Cooperative Ministries. We encourage you to use these updated resources when transferring funds.

RESOURCES

2014 Impact Seminar

Brilliant . . . Amazing . . . Inspiring . . . Everyone was IMPACTED . . .

These were among the responses of the 64 in attendance at the C.R.A.C.K.E.D. Wide Open: The BIC Approach to Scripture Impact Seminar held Saturday, March 22 in Miami, Florida. That’s history but you still have the opportunity to attend this same seminar in various locations across the U.S.

Directed Study Program registration is now open

Check out the courses being offered during the summer 2014 term of the Directed Study Program an on-line program that begins May 5.

STEP Team Opportunity

STEP is a team internship program designed to give young people realistic, intensive and developmental cross-cultural ministry experience. If you are a young adult, 18 or older, or if you know someone who may be interested in being on our STEP team this fall, contact Vicky Landis. Check out what our current team is doing now in Honduras by following their blog or Facebook.

 

In Christ's strength,

Brethren in Christ Church in the U.S.
431 Grantham Rd | Mechanicsburg PA 17055 USA
717.697.2634 | bic@bic-church.org

Archived Issues of Momentum

 

at a glance

April 2014

5 | Allegheny Regional Conference

8 | Impact Seminar

10 | Impact Seminar

12 | Susquehanna Regional Conference

18 | BIC U.S. offices closed for Good Friday

25–26 | Southeast Regional Conference

May 2014

5–6 | Commission on Ministry and Doctrine

6–8 | Leadership Council

17 | Impact Seminar

June 2014

2–7 | Core Course, "Theology of Salvation"

9–12 | Core Course, "Theology of the Church"

14 | Impact Seminar

16 | Impact Seminar

17 | Impact Seminar

19 | Impact Seminar

29 | Annual Ringgold Hymnsing


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