Leadership resources

Ministry-related resources

Equipping for Ministry » Equipping for Ministry is the theological education arm of the Brethren in Christ Church, designed specifically to further the training of those involved in Christian ministry in the BIC denomination. Read more about Equipping for Ministry.

Momentum » Momentum is a monthly publication of the Brethren in Christ Church intended to keep church leaders and members up-to-date on church-related issues, celebrations, and events. Read the latest issue of Momentum.

When the Righteous Pray » When the Righteous Pray provides creative suggestions for planning congregational prayer events and programs. From prayer assemblies to prayer walks or drives, When the Righteous Pray is a valuable resource for anyone who regularly plans times of corporate prayer. Download the PDF in English or Spanish.

What It’s All About? » Combining solid, biblically-based teaching, prayer, and practical, congregation-tested resources, What’s It All About? provides BIC congregations with access to a stewardship curriculum with a uniquely BIC focus. Initiated as a joint project of the Atlantic and Canadian Conferences, a second edition of What’s It All About? is now available to all BIC churches at no charge through the Office of Stewardship Services. Read more.

We Have This Ministry, edited by E. Morris Sider » An introduction to pastoral theory and practice within the Brethren in Christ Church, We Have This Ministry draws together writings from nineteen leaders of the denomination, examining key theological topics such as how ministry is based on the Bible, how it has developed throughout history, and how it relates to the work of the church; additionally, the book includes practical writings on pastoral training and licensing as well as dealing with the tensions that come with the pastoral office. The book compliments the study of one called into pastoral ministry and also serves as an insightful review to the ordained minister. Buy the book.

Focusing Our Faith, edited by Terry L. Brensinger » Who are the Brethren in Christ? What are our most central beliefs and values? How can we articulate these beliefs and values in words that everyone can understand? Focusing our Faith—written by twelve Brethren in Christ Church leaders—explores the ten core values that define our denomination. Ideal for Sunday school classes, small group meetings, or personal study, this book will help you understand the meaning of each core value as well as help you think of fresh and insightful ways to put them into practice in today’s world. Buy the book.

Belonging to the community of faith » In 2006, the Brethren in Christ Church conducted a church member profile under the leadership of Dr. Ron Burwell. The profile reveals what respondents said about worship, peace, and other issues related to our church. Read more or download the executive summary (PDF).

 

Personal and financial resources

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