July 15, 2015

July/August Messenger

July/August 2015

A call to love

“One big happy family!” It’s an observation Annual Conference moderator David Steele’s daughter is fond of making when their family is together. Her father has spent the past year observing the larger Brethren family. You may be surprised at what he found.

Providing space to grow through partnership

You don’t have to go far to engage in cross-cultural ministry, especially when you’re all in the same building. Find out how two congregations in Roanoke, Va., are reaching across the aisle and into their community.
Chapel walk
Her stroll through the grounds of a Benedictine monastery became an unexpected lesson in multiculturalism and radical hospitality.

Is that all there is?

When her prayers went unfulfilled, this Brethren pastor wrestled with anger, depression, and doubt. But it didn’t end there. Learn how her struggle led to a new understanding of God and an even deeper faith.

Bible study

Lessons from the Shunammite woman, begun last month, continue in this issue with a focus
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