July 2015

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Mennonite World Conference and IBICA
Mennonite World Conference is coming to the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., July 21-26, 2015. Join the thousands of brothers and sisters from over 60 countries in this celebration of the global Anabaptist Church. Following the MWC Assembly, the International Brethren in Christ Association will meet at Grantham BIC (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)* July 26-28. Note this location change. Read More »

Camp Meetings and Global Team Workshop
Looking for some summertime fun and fellowship? Come join the Memorial Holiness Camp and Roxbury Holiness Camp meetings for a great time engaging with believers across the denomination. Memorial Holiness Camp meets in West Milton, Ohio from July 17-24, 2015, and Roxbury Holiness Camp gathers July 31-August 9 in Orrstown, Pa. No preregistration is necessary, so drop by any day! Read More »

Full of Grace and Truth - Impact Seminar 2015
What does it mean to be "full of grace and truth?" Too often we emphasize only one or the other, but Jesus never separated them. This year's Impact Seminar openly discusses how we can live out grace and truth in response to homosexuality. More than 300 people have already attended the Impact Seminar, with two more sessions coming in October. Read More »

Join the Directed Study Program for the fall term
Equipping pastors and lay leaders with the tools for impactful ministry is a BIC priority. One way we do this is through the Directed Study Program (DSP). The DSP consists of flexible, email-delivered courses developed and taught from a distinctively Brethren in Christ perspective. Fall term begins August 17, 2015 and runs until November 27. Read More »

Save The Date - General Conference 2016
We are less than a year out from General Conference 2016 in Miami. While further details are yet to come, please save the dates for:
July 5-7: Missionary Family Retreat
July 7-8: Ministry Enrichment Retreat
July 9-11: General Conference

BIC U.S. Staff Transitions
As we seek to best serve the BIC U.S., a number of staffing transitions are underway at our Mechanicsburg office. We welcome Scott McFadden to the communications team and celebrate Dr. Dorothy Gish's upcoming retirement. We are excited to have Jonathan Lloyd take over responsibility for Equipping for Ministry, and to have Rick Snyder assume the role of CFO for BIC U.S. Read More »

Search Begins for Executive Director of BICWM
Brethren in Christ World Missions has been operating with an interim leadership team in lieu of an executive director for the past year. In recent weeks, General Conference Board and Board for World Mission affirmed the task force's recommendations to begin the search process for an executive director of BICWM. The process is expected to take about 6-12 months in all. Read More »

Honoring the Past: Building the Future - Capital Campaign
Our ministry stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before us, and every generation becomes the stepping-stones upon which others will stand. We remain committed to providing for those who have sacrificed much in advancing the Kingdom while continuing their legacy into the future. Formally launching in Fall 2015, the BIC will begin a five-year fundraising campaign for the pension fund (honoring the past) as well as church multiplication (building the future). More details to follow.

*Originally scheduled to take place at Carlisle (Pa.) BIC.

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