April 2015

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Nepal Earthquake Aid
Thank you for the many expressions of concern and prayer support for our brothers and sisters in Nepal as they recover from the recent earthquake. With gratitude for past donations to the Global Compassion fund, we are able to transfer $10,000 to help fund relief efforts the Nepal BIC church has initiated. Read More »

Plant Conference
How can the Brethren in Christ in the U.S. strengthen their commitment to planting and multiplying churches? That's the question that drew together over 40 pastors, leaders, and aspiring church planters from across the United States for a three-day "Navigating Church Planting" summit in March 2015. Read More »

Matching Grants through BICF
Your church's outreach ministry may qualify for a matching grant from the BIC Foundation. If your ministry seeks to bring people to Jesus, and is less than three years old, you could be awarded a grant of up to $1,000 each year. Read More »

2015 Impact Seminar
Gay marriage and the Church's response to the LGBTQ community are among the most controversial issues of our day. You're invited to join a time of learning and discussion by registering for the 2015 Impact Seminar, Full of Grace and Truth: Homosexuality, the Gospel and the BIC Church - a one-day seminar offered in 8 locations across the U.S.

Mennonite World Conference
Get ready for Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Global Assembly, July 21-26, 2015 in Harrisburg, Pa. The BIC belongs to this fellowship of Anabaptist Churches which holds its global assembly every six years, representing 103 national conferences with approximately 1.3 million baptized members. Learn more about registering to attend or hosting international guests.

Adopt A Missionary
Has your congregation considered "adopting" a missionary? A primary reason BICWM exists is to help congregations send members called by God into cross-cultural service. Your congregation may want to consider adopting one or more missionaries to provide support and encouragement. This also allows missionaries to be an encouragement to you and your local ministry. Read More »

Home ministry
As an integral part of a missionary's life, home ministry is a time to make connections with the larger BIC Church family, individual supporters, small groups, and congregations. Please look at the detailed Home Ministry Schedule to see where missionaries will be sharing in the upcoming months.

Amazon Smile
Now, when you buy on Amazon, you can support BIC U.S. ministry. Through the AmazonSmile program, select "General Conference of the BIC" as a charity of choice, and .5% of the purchase price of items will be donated to BIC U.S. general budget. Click here to explore this new giving option.

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