Connect Newsletter
April 2022

Dear friend,  
In 1 Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul writes that while we are all part of one body - the body of Christ - each one of us plays a unique role. He compares it to a foot being unique from an eye; each has a vital yet specific role in the functions of a human body. The Church is much the same, Paul concludes. Members with different abilities all work together to strengthen, edify, uplift, and protect each other and the whole body.

We see those unique abilities on display in today’s newsletter, from dynamic leaders, to expert farmers, to governing board members. We hope that their stories are an encouragement to use what makes you you for the glory of the Kingdom and the good of the world.
Heather Beaty Named New Susquehanna Bishop
We are thrilled to announced that Heather Beaty has been named the new bishop of the Susquehanna Regional Conference. Over the past twenty years of ministry, Heather has brought a deep desire to see local churches thrive and impact their communities. We look forward to her insightful leadership. Her term starts May 1, 2022. Read more
New Project - Agriculture Development
Impoverished soils, unreliable rain fall, and invasive pests all have damaging impact on Zambian farmers’ incomes, and one bad year can cause an entire community to struggle. Our new project is developing sustainable solutions that will help farmers implement rejuvenating techniques for raising crops and livestock. Learn more.
On a Mission in New Mexico
Brian and Rochelle Myers are on a mission: to help men exiting the prison system experience the freedom and redemption of Jesus. We spoke with them about the challenges that many face upon re-entry and how their ministry helps bridge the gap. Watch the video
New Perspectives
We have added many new members to our General Conference Board (GCB) over the past two years. Recently, we connected with Naomi Smith, Jose Rodriguez, and Brian Mbuu to talk about their time on GCB so far and their hopes for the future of Brethren in Christ U.S. Read more.
Where is the World Missions Team this Summer?
The World Missions team has a big summer ahead of them filled with camps, retreats, and events. They would love to meet you and talk about how BIC U.S. World Missions is having a global impact, so make sure to say “hi” if you see them out and about. View their summer schedule.
Leadership Teams Meeting Summaries
In February, our Leadership Council and General Conference Board met for their Winter 2022 meetings. Summaries of their meetings are now available. Read more.
There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ. We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit. And so we are formed into one body. It didn’t matter whether we were Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free people. We were all given the same Spirit to drink. – 1 Corinthians 12:12-13