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New Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Cohorts

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The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, jointly funded by the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary, is offering a new series of Lilly Endowment Inc. funded educational experiences for Church of the Brethren pastors. New cohort groups will be started in August 2010 (Advanced Foundations for Church Leaders) and September 2010 (Vital Pastor). While open to all ordained pastors who have not previously participated in the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program, special invitations will be extended to pastors who have served congregations 2-10 years.

 

 

 

 


For more information, interested pastors may contact:

Glenn TimmonsGlenn Timmons, Coordinator for Sustaining Pastoral Excellence
     timmogl@bethanyseminary.edu       765-983-1810

 

Linda TimmonsLinda Timmons, Coordinator for Sustaining Pastoral Excellence
     timmoli@bethanyseminary.edu       765-983-1810

Matt Wollam-Berens
(MDiv Connections)

MattIsaiah 55:1-3
"Everyone who thirsts,
come to the water . . .
Why spend your money
for what is not bread,
and your labor for that
which does not satisfy?"

For me, discovering Bethany was like finding a stream of living water in the desert. Jesus walked out of the desert after being baptized by his cousin John and proclaimed, "Reform your lives, the Kingdom of God is here!" And then he called his first disciples. He did not first make them recite a creed, he did not give them dogma, or theology. He simply said, "Follow me."