Celebrations and Prayers

Celebrations and Prayers

Submitted by Brethren Church on Wed, 05/09/2018 - 9:09am

Here are a few updates to share related to congregations on the journey of pastoral transition: 

Beacon of Hope Community Church in Louisville, OH officially entered into a congregational partnership with Radial Church in Canton that will see both congregations come under the leadership of a shared pastoral team of Dustin White, Gino Haynes, and Ronald W. Waters. While both congregations will maintain their individuality and unique ministry contexts, their shared heart for mission, growing relationships, and close proximity make it possible for them to share the gifts and capacity of their diverse pastoral team. Congratulations on your new adventure together!

On April 15, 2018, Five Stones in Ashland, OH extended a call to Rev. Bill Ludwig to serve as their next lead pastor. Bill is concluding his time as Intentional Transition Pastor at North Georgetown First Brethren, and will officially begin his new role with 5 Stones later in May. Also, many thanks to Rev. John Swope for serving as their Intentional Interim Pastor.

Rev. Ray Aspinal will be serving Trinity Brethren Church in Canton, OH as their interim pastor.

Please share your congratulations with these congregations and their pastors as they enter this new season of ministry together!

Other congregations still on a journey of transition include Lanark (IL), Cornerstone (IN), Warsaw (IN), North Georgetown (OH), Highland (PA), Vinco (PA) and Oak Hill (WV). Please continue praying for God’s provision and guidance for these congregations and their leaders. 

To apply for a posted opening in one of the congregations now in the Search stage of the process, visit the “Now Hiring” tab on our website at www.brethrenchurch.org/careers