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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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Camp Emmaus 2020 Calendar

Here are the dates for 2020:

July 9-11 - Women's Camp
July 12-18 - Senior High
July 19-22 - Elementary II
July 22-26 - Young at Heart
July 26-August 1 - Junior High
August 2-7 - Elementary III
August 7-9 - CIT Event
August 8-9 - Elementary I 

Memorial Day & Labor Day Family Camps are on the traditional weekends.


2020 Workcamps: Voices for Peace

Inspired by Romans 15:1-6 (The Message), the theme for the 2020 Church of the Brethren workcamp season is “Voices for Peace.

We will explore how we can use our voices and gifts to promote peace both within our communities and within our world.

Visit www.brethren.org/workcamps to stay up to date.

January 16, 2020: Workcamp registration opens. www.brethren.org/workcamps


2020 Christian Citizenship Seminar

April 25-30, 2020

Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS) provides high school aged students the chance to explore the relationship between faith and a particular political issue, and then act from a faith perspective regarding that issue.

This year's Christian Citizenship Seminar will focus on pursuing economic justice.

Online registration opens Dec. 2, 2019. Who is eligible to attend?

All high school youth and their adult advisors are eligible to attend the seminar. Churches are strongly encouraged to send an advisor with their youth, even if only one or two youth attend. Churches are required to send one advisor for every four youth.

Registration is limited to the first 60 participants. Registration opens 12/2 at 10 a.m. central time.

What is the cost?

The $450 registration fee includes:

  • Event programming
  • Lodging for five nights
  • 2 dinner meals, one in New York City and one in Washington D.C.
  • Transportation from New York to Washington D.C.

Note: Each participant will need to bring additional money for most meals, sightseeing, personal expenses, and subway/taxi fares.

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions, contact Nolan McBride, the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Assistant, at nmcbride@brethren.org or 847-429-4385.


National Youth Sunday - May 3, 2020

National Youth Sunday will be May 3, 2020.

Resources for workshop planning will be available early in the year.


Young Adult Conference 2020

May 22-25

Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, North Carolina

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

Speakers: Drew Hart, Paul Shaffer, Richard Zapata and others

Worship Coordinators: Jesse Houff and Tim Heishman

Music Coordinator: Jacob Crouse

New this year — infants up to 12 months old are welcome with a parent participant! (Childcare not provided. Please contact the Youth/Young Adult Office if you are bringing an infant.)

  • Registration includes food, lodging and programming. Early bird price available during January ONLY!
  • Scholarships:
    • Upon request, we will send a letter to your congregation asking them to provide a scholarship for half of your registration fee. Please make your request by April 15.
    • Participants currently serving in Brethren Volunteer Service receive a $25 discount. Simply pay the full registration cost, and we will mail a rebate to the address listed in your registration.
    • A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due within two weeks of registering.

    Questions? Contact Nolan McBride, nmcbride@brethren.org, 847-429-4376.


2020 Annual Conference

Revelation 21:3-5 and Zephaniah 3:17

Annual Conference 2020

“God's Adventurous Future”

July 1–5

Grand Rapids, Michigan
DeVos Convention Center

National Junior High Conference 2021

The next National Junior High Conference will be in the summer of 2021.


National Youth Conference 2022

The next National Youth Conference will be held in the summer of 2022.


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.