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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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Questions | DPP@ArlingtonCoB.org


Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry

April 24-27, 2018: Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry

This is a great learning/professional development opportunity!

Save the date for the 2018 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.


2018 Young Adult Conference - May 25 - 27

“Teach with your life,” 1 Timothy 4:11–16 (The Message)

May 25 - 27, 2018
Camp Brethren Woods, near Keezletown, Virginia

Young Adult Conference (YAC) offers people ages 18-35 a chance to enjoy fellowship, worship, recreation, Bible study, service projects and more… with other fantastic young adults!

  • Registration ($130) includes food, lodging and programming!
  • Scholarships: Upon request, we will send a letter to your congregation asking them to provide a $65 scholarship. Make your request by April 1. Scholarships are also available to BVSers who are currently serving.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $65 is due within two weeks of registering.

Questions? Contact Becky Ullom Naugle in the Yoth/Young Adult Ministry Office at bullomnaugle@brethren.org or 847-429-4385.


National Youth Conference 2018

July 21-26, 2018
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

For youth who have completed 9th grade through 1 year of college (or the age equivalent)

Registration info

NYC 2018 drawstring backpack

Registration opens Thursday January 18th, 2018 at 6pm central time. Those registering by January 21st will get a free NYC 2018 drawstring backpack!

The registration fee is $500. A non-refundable deposit of $250 must be paid at the time of registration. The balance is due by April 30th, 2018.

Enter the NYC Youth Speech Contest! Entry Deadline April 1, 2018. Contest details and information here.


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.