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Annual Conference Wrapup

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Did you miss out on Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC this year?  All of the worship services and business sessions, plus the La Verne (CA) Church of the Brethren Sanctuary Choir concert, are still available for you to watch!  Just go to to stream any or all of the twelve recordings!


Bethany Luncheon ProgramWe had many opportunities to connect with you at Annual Conference in Charlotte this summer! Faculty and staff offered eight insight sessions, ranging from a Bible study to young adult ministry to an introduction of new president Jeff Carter. The annual Bethany Seminary and Brethren Academy Luncheon was held Tuesday, July 2, and the Brethren Journal Association luncheon and annual meeting met Monday, July 1. In addition, all Conference attendees were invited to a reception on Monday afternoon to honor President Ruthann Johansen upon her retirement.

Bethany Annual Conference Exhibit


Thanks to all of you who had the chance to stop by Bethany's exhibit to meet staff, faculty, and friends and to join the conversation about living out our faith!

Steve Schweitzer Insight Session







"Provoke one another to love and good works."

                                                                                                         ~ Hebrews 10:24

Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.