Educational Event

“Pre-Conference Educational Event”
Presented by Josh Brockway
Director, Spiritual Life and Discipleship for Church of the Brethren
The Ministers Continuing Education Event is open to all church leaders
November 9, 2018
Friday 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
At Hillcrest in La Verne, California

Josh Brockway – photo by Regina Holmes
“In the Image and Likeness: Jesus in Brethren Thought”
…….As Early Christian preachers often talked about two parts of the human condition. The first, they said, was that humanity is created according to the image of God. The second, however, is the nature of the Christian disciple. Upon baptism, they said, we grow into the likeness of Christ. This fits well the Brethren view on Jesus. While we are indeed made in the image of God, we are also growing in to be like Jesus. In these sessions we will explore a theological understanding of Christ through the lens of Brethren thought and discipleship. We will consider the Incarnation as a guide for understanding not just the human condition but the ways God engages with us. From there, we will turn to consider the ways in which Jesus matters for Brethren theology. The even will provide ministers with 0.6 CEUs in area 1 Biblical Studies.
…….Leadership for the workshop will come from Josh Brockway, Director of Spiritual Life and Discipleship for the Church of the Brethren. Josh holds a Ph.D. from American University in Patristics and his dissertation focused on the writings of John Cassian, a monk and theologian of the 4th and 5th centuries. Josh provided major shaping of the 2015 Congregational Ethics paper passed by Annual Conference, and has a passion for the relational nature of belief and practice by individuals and the church community. Josh is an engaging presenter that will challenge participants to think deeply about the subject at hand.
…….Registration for this event is $25 and includes lunch at Hillcrest during the event. Registration for this will occur as part of the process of registering for the conference. If you need childcare for this event, please indicate that in registration so that we can make plans to provide for this need. Registration and Childcare close October 25.

Friday, November 9, 2018 Check-In
9:00 – 12:00 Session 1 –
1:00 – 4:30 Session 2 –
4:30 – 5:00 Closing worship
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