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Dunker Punks Podcast

Dunker Punks are united in following Christ’s radical love by the power of the Spirit to the glory of God. The podcast team speaks up to record witness of Dunker Punks growing Heaven on Earth. We relay the freedom we’ve found in obedient service, study, and community to encourage listeners in their walk on the Jesus way to God’s revolutionary reality. We see ear bud cords stretching like the mustard seed weed, as people regularly tune-in, actively engage, and enthusiastically recommend the Dunker Punks Podcast.

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2017 Brethren Workcamps: Say Hello

The Workcamp Ministry of the Church of the Brethren has welcomed Shelley Weachter and welcomed back Deanna Beckner as assistant coordinators for the 2017 summer workcamp season. The theme developed by the workcamp team for the 2017 season is “Say Hello,” which is a phrase pulled from 3 John 13-14 in “The Message” version. The theme will focus on communication with God, each other, and the world.

Beckner and Weachter began their work together on Aug. 22 as volunteers through Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), working at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Beckner graduated from Manchester University in 2015 with a degree in Communication Studies and comes from Columbia City (Ind.) Church of the Brethren in Northern Indiana District. Weachter graduated from Bridgewater (Va.) College in May with a degree in Mathematics. She grew up in Manassas (Va.) Church of the Brethren in Mid-Atlantic District.

The workcamp experience next summer will allow for time to focus on a Christ-follower’s role in the world and how to positively and pro-actively interact with those around us. The workcamp team is hard at work scheduling the sites for next summer. The complete schedule will be available online by the beginning of October. Follow the link www.brethren.org/workcamps to stay up to date.

2017 Locations coming soon!

January 5, 2017: Workcamp registration opens. www.brethren.org/workcamps


Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry

April 25-28: Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry

This is a great learning/professional development opportunity!

Save the date for the 2017 Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. The Forum is an uncommon blend of theological and practical exploration of ministry with young people. Leadership and registration information coming soon!

Learn more at http://iym.ptsem.edu.


Youth Peace Travel Team

The members of the Youth Peace Travel Team travel to camps across the denomination, teaching about peace, justice, and reconciliation. The group also gives peace programs at a variety of camps and conferences over the summer. The goal of the team's work is to talk with other young people about the Christian message and the Brethren tradition of peacemaking.

College age Church of the Brethren young adults (19 - 22 yrs.) will be selected for the next team. A stipend is paid to team members.

You might also be interested in applying for Ministry Summer Service.

The first Youth Peace Travel Team was formed in the summer of 1991 as a cooperative effort of a number of Church of the Brethren programs. Since that year, a team has been fielded every summer. The Youth Peace Travel Team is sponsored by the Church of the Brethren's Youth/Young Adult Ministry office and Brethren Volunteer Service, On Earth Peace, Bethany Theological Seminary, and the Outdoor Ministries Association.

If you'd like more information, contact the Youth and Young Adult Ministry office at:

1451 Dundee Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
(800) 323-8039, x385


Ministry Summer Service

What is Ministry Summer Service?
Ministry Summer Service (MSS) is a leadership development program for college students in the Church of the Brethren who spend 10 weeks of summer working in the church (local congregation, district office, camp, or national program).
Why Ministry Summer Service?
Congregations may ask, "Why should we take on a summer intern?" Young adults may ask, "Why should we work for the church for a whole summer?"

The answer has to do with God's call. The Bible is a record of God calling people to challenging tasks. MSS is no exception. Through MSS, God is calling congregations to reach out in the ministry of teaching and receiving. God is calling young adults to explore the possibility of church work as their vocation.