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Continuing Education events are designed for ordained Church of the Brethren ministers, but non-Brethren clergy and interested laypersons are also welcome to attend.

Current offerings:



"Lives of Devotion"Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Elizabethtown College

With Bob Neff and Christina Bucher

This course will examine devotional texts in the Old Testament that go beyond the psalter: the laments of Jeremiah in Jeremiah 11 – 20; the encounter between Job and God in Job 38 -42; prayers in Chronicles, including the prayer of Jabez (1 Chron 4:9-10); and The Song of Song. Corinne Ware’s book, Discover your Spiritual Type, A Guide to Individual and Congregational Growth, will be used to guide reflection.

Registration fee: $60 (includes refreshments, lunch & 0.6 CEU)


To register, contact SVMC by April 1, 2015.

Photo: Esther Gibbons



GospelOfMarkAndThe21stCChurch.jpgNovember 9, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Juniata College

Dan Ulrich, keynote

Panelist respondents TBA.

How can followers of Jesus bear faithful witness to God's reign in the twenty-first-century? Whereas churches in the United States were once part of the dominant culture, cultural marginality seems more likely now and in the future. Dan Ulrich will describe how the Gospel of Mark challenged its original audience to be faithful in spite of (or even because of) their marginality, sufferings, and misunderstandings. While interpreting the anointing of Jesus (Mark 14:1-11) and other key passages, Dan will explore how Mark can help us envision life-giving ministries for our times and contexts. Respondents from several distinct Brethren contexts will share how visions from Mark might be understood and lived out in their own communities.

Registration fee: $60 (includes refreshments, lunch & 0.6 CEU)


To register, contact SVMC by October 12, 2015.



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