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Brethren in Christ Study Conference 2014

The 2014 Brethren in Christ study conference was held on October 9-10, 2014, and focused on the theme, "Who's In? Who's Out?: Rethinking Church Membership in the 21st Century."

This year, the conference was convened at the Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church.

Video recordings of the conference sessions will be available. Check back soon for more details.

Conference presentations will also be published in a forthcoming issue of Brethren in Christ History and Life, the journal of the Brethren in Christ Historical Society. Stay tuned for further details soon.

Major Sessions of the Conference:

Does Church Membership Still Matter?: Reflections on "Belonging" in 21st Century Christianity

by Kurt Willems, pastor, Pangea Communities (Seattle, Wash.)

Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 7:00pm

Conversion and Life Between the Resurrections: Belief, Belonging and Behavior

by Dr. J. E. McDermond, professor of Christian ministry and spirituality, Messiah College

Friday, October 10, 2014, at 9:30am

A Missiological Exploration of Church Membership

by Dr. Daryl Climenhaga, associate professor of global studies, Providence Theological Seminary

Friday, October 10, 2014, at 10:45am

Accountability and Church Membership in the Twenty-First Century (Panel Discussion)

by Hank Johnson, John R. Yeatts, Keith Miller, and Josh Crain 

Friday, October 10, 2014, at 1:00pm

Where Do Our Loyalties Lie?: Belonging Beyond the Local Congregation

by Dr. Valerie Rempel, associate dean and associate professor, Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary

Friday, October 10, 2014, at 2:15pm