Connect Newsletter
June 2021

Dear friends,

In Matthew 22:37-40, Jesus outlines the greatest commandment: love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love your neighbor as you love yourself.

This issue of Connect is filled with examples of people of faith living out this calling. From guiding us to the Bible for better mental health practices to providing food for families facing starvation, we hope that their examples inspire and encourage you to embrace Jesus’ words in your own life.
Stressed Out? The Bible Offers Practical Help
Over 50% of Americans will need mental health services in their lifetime, and the stress of the past year has highlighted that reality even more. In our latest blog, Dr. Gwen White dives into Scripture to identify three biblical principles that can have a positive impact on our mental health. Read more.
New Project - University Campus Expansion
Zambian Christian University is bringing healthcare education to rural Zambia through their new campus near Macha Mission Hospital. Partner with us to transform the university’s new facilities which will include classrooms, lecture halls, and dormitories. Learn more.
Save the Date - World Missions Seminar
Gain an inside understanding of the global BIC Church and how it can impact your ministry through our new seminar, “The Basin and the Towel: Approaching Global Ministry Through Servanthood.” Save the date for this seminar taking place this fall across the U.S. Learn more.
Compassion Funds Released: Mozambique Food Crisis
Years of drought punctuated by devastating cyclones and growing violence have led to a food crisis in Northern Mozambique. We’ve partnered with the BIC Church there to distribute $65,089, providing relief for families facing starvation. Read more.
Deadline Approaching - Women in Ministry Survey
Formed in January of this year, the Women in Ministry Taskforce is conducting a survey of all BIC U.S. pastors and church staff. If you have received this survey, please complete it by June 25th. If you have not received it and think you should, please contact your lead pastor or bishop.
Registration for Fall 2021 Courses Open
Our Fall 2021 Directed Study Program courses are now open for registration. Covering a wide variety of topics, these courses are open to anyone interested in pursuing ministry. See course catalog.
Human Sexuality Paper Released
Our newest Accents & Issues paper takes a deeper look into our culture’s understanding of sexuality and shines a light on a biblical understanding of this complex topic. Read the paper.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:37-39