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The Sider Institute

Brethren in Christ Study Conference 2012

 

The 2012 Brethren in Christ Study Conference convened on November 8, 2012 at the Grantham Church and focused on the theme, “Why We Must Take Our History Seriously.”

Major Sessions of the Conference

 

Welcome and introduction to conference theme

by Richard T. Hughes, director, Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies

 

Relating to Our Past: How Brethren in Christ Have Viewed Their History

The keynote presentation: “Relating to Our Past: How Brethren in Christ Have Viewed Their History,” by E. Morris Sider, historian of the Brethren in Christ.

 

Why We Must Take the Three (or Four?) Streams in Our History Seriously

Panel discussion on the topic, “Why We Must Take the Three (or Four?) Streams in Our History Seriously,” involving:

  • Devin Manzullo-Thomas, assistant editor, Brethren in Christ History and Life
  • Kristine Frey, editor, In Part magazine
  • Grace Holland, former chair, Brethren in Christ World Missions
  • Nate Hulfish, pastor, Circle of Hope, Philadelphia
  • Alan Robinson, senior pastor, Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church and Brethren in Christ representative to the National Association of Evangelicals

 

What Difference Can Our History Make for the Way We Do Ministry in Our Churches

Panel discussion on the topic, “What Difference Can Our History Make for the Way We Do Ministry in Our Churches?” involving:

  • Bob Verno, pastor, West Shore Brethren in Christ Church, Mechanicsburg
  • Hank Johnson, pastor of youth ministries, Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church
  • Fred Miller, pastor, Cumberland Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Dillsburg
  • Pauline Peifer, Bishop, Atlantic Conference
  • Harvey Sider, former moderator, Brethren in Christ Church