BIC study group invites all constituents to take Name Survey
GRANTHAM, Pa. (november 2, 2011)—At the 2010 General Conference of the Brethren in Christ Church in North America, delegates from BIC congregations in Canada and the United States acted to initiate a process to consider a new denominational name. As the first step, the General Conference Board (the governing board of the BIC Church) created a study group charged with the task of developing a process to determine the hopes and needs of various constituencies in relation to the denominational name.
As one part of this process, the study group has developed a survey designed to elicit input from the Brethren in Christ constituency. (For information on other facets of the group’s work, click here.)
The study group is now inviting all people—both those affiliated with the denomination and those who are not—to take 10 minutes to fill out a brief survey. All surveys should be completed no later than November 30, 2011.
“People’s input will play an integral part in the discernment process on this very important denominational issue,” notes Rachel Diaz, chair of the study group and member of La Roca Firme (Hialeah, Fla.).
In order to reach as many people as possible, the survey is being distributed via the BIC Church website, the BIC Church Facebook page, an email from the General Church, and local churches. It is available in both print and electronic formats and in English and Spanish
While people are being invited to participate in this survey through a variety of methods, the study group asks that each person only submit one survey.