Church of the Brethren
Virlina District
3402 Plantation Road, NE
Roanoke, Virginia  24012
(800) 847-5462
(540) 362-1816
Virlina District

Church of the Brethren
Continuing the Work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

 

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Update: The mission resourcing campaign of the Virlina District has attained 221 pledges which total $395,569.10. As of March 7, 2017 we have received $205,139.66 toward the fulfillment of these pledges. The majority of the first pledges were from the district and camp leadership. Lead Gift visitation is now underway in parts of the district.

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The Christian Growth Institute is an accredited education program designed with those in mind who have been called into the set-apart ministry but are not able to pursue a seminary or TRIM degree.  Those who are passionate about the ministry, and who do not want to become a licensed or ordained minister, are encouraged to also enroll in the program or take classes that one finds interesting.  If you are interested in what classes are being offered, click "Read More" for more information.  Also, to find more information about the requirements of this program, click HERE, or visit our Ministries page.

 

TIME FRAME

SOUTHERN CENTER

ROANOKE CENTER

SHENANDOAH CENTER

Summer 2015

Practice of Ministry Day

August 1, 2015

Practice of Ministry Day

August 1, 2015

Practice of Ministry Day

August 1, 2015

Summer 2015

Preaching

Aug - Sept 2015

Eric Anspaugh                                

Ministerial Leadership

Aug - Sept 2015

David Shumate

New Testament Survey

Aug - Sept 2015

John Jantzi & Ryan Cooper                                

Fall 2015

New Testament

Oct – Dec 2015

Bruce Huffman                               

Introduction to Theology

Oct – Dec 2015

Dan Rudy

Evangelism/Outreach

Oct – Dec 2015

David Shumate

Winter 2016

Worship

Jan - Feb 2016

Becky Rhodes                                 

Old Testament

Jan - Feb 2016

Ed Woodard

Beliefs and Practices of the COB

Jan - Feb 2016

Jim Miller

Spring 2016

Writing or Spiritual Formation Retreat

Mar – Apr 2016

Writing or Spiritual Formation Retreat

Mar – Apr 2016

Writing or Spiritual Formation Retreat

Mar – Apr 2016

Summer 2016

Practice of Ministry Day

August 13, 2016

Practice of Ministry Day

August 13, 2016

Practice of Ministry Day

August 13, 2016

Summer 2016

History of the Church

Sept – Oct 2016

Tim Harvey

Intro to Pastoral Care

Sept – Oct 2016

Introduction to Theology

Sept – Oct 2016

Glenn Bollinger                                   

Fall 2016

Evangelism/Outreach

Nov - Dec 2016

Dava Hensley                                  

Biblical Interpretation

Nov - Dec 2016

Ministerial Leadership/Admin

Nov - Dec 2016

Winter 2017

Beliefs and Practices of the COB

Jan - Feb 2017

David Shumate                                

Teaching and Learning in the Church

Jan - Feb 2017

Leah Harness

History of the Church

Jan - Feb 2017

David R. Miller                                        

Spring 2017

Writing or Spiritual Formation Retreat

Mar - Apr 2017

Writing or Spiritual Formation Retreat

Mar - Apr 2017

Writing or Spiritual Formation Retreat

Mar - Apr 2017

Summer 2017

Practice of Ministry Day

August 5, 2017

Practice of Ministry Day

August 5, 2017

Practice of Ministry Day

August 5, 2017

Summer 2017

Intro to Pastoral Care

Aug – Sept 2017

Bryan Harness   

History of the Church

Aug – Sept 2017

Doug Veal

Preaching

Aug – Sept 2017

Thomas Hanks  

Fall 2017

Biblical Interpretation

Nov – Dec 2017

Evangelism/Outreach

Nov – Dec 2017

Dava Hensley

Teaching and Learning

Nov – Dec 2017

Joan Daggett

Winter 2018

Teaching & Learning in the Church

Jan – Feb 2018

Tabitha Rudy

Beliefs and Practices of the COB

Jan – Feb 2018

David Shumate

Old Testament Survey

Jan – Feb 2018

John Jantzi                                         

Spring 2018

Writing or Spiritual Formation Retreat

Mar – Apr 2018

Writing or Spiritual Formation Retreat

Mar – Apr 2018

Writing or Spiritual Formation Retreat

Mar – Apr 2018

Summer 2018

Practice of Ministry Day

August 4, 2018

Practice of Ministry Day

August 4, 2018

Practice of Ministry Day

August 4, 2018

Summer 2018

Ministerial Leadership

Aug – Sept 2018

David Shumate                                

Preaching

Aug – Sept 2018

Eric Anspaugh

Intro to Pastoral Care

Aug – Sept 2018

Jeff Carr 

Fall 2018

Introduction to Theology

Oct – Nov 2018

Dan Rudy                                

Worship

Oct – Nov 2018

Becky Rhodes

Biblical Interpretation

Oct – Nov 2018

Winter 2019

Old Testament

Jan – Feb 2019

Ed Woodard                                   

New Testament

Jan – Feb 2019

Bruce Huffman

Worship

Jan – Feb 2019

All instructors for classes have at least a M.Div. and/or a Master’s degree.

 

Location of Classes

Southern Center classes are presently held at the Red Oak Grove COB located at 775 Red Oak Grove Road, NE, Floyd, VA.  Classes will be held on Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm.  Sue Morris is the Center Coordinator.

Roanoke Center classes will be held at the Virlina District Resource Center.  Classes will be held on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.  Judy Mills is the Center Coordinator.

Shenandoah Center classes are held at the Shenandoah District Office at Weyers Cave from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Sarah Long is the Center Coordinator.

Required Components of the CGI Program

The thirteen (13) classes and three (3) Spiritual Formation Retreats, one (1) orientation day, and three (3) Practice of Ministry Days are required to complete the program. 

                       

One orientation day is REQUIRED for all CGI students toward completion of CGI program:

  • June 6, 2015 – Stone COB – Buena Vista, VA
  • June 4, 2016 – Stone COB – Buena Vista, VA
  • June 3, 2017 – Stone COB – Buena Vista, VA
  • June 2, 2018 – Stone COB – Buena Vista, VA
  • June 1, 2019 – Stone COB – Buena Vista, VA

 

Three Practice of Ministry days are REQUIRED for completion of CGI program:

  • August 1, 2015 – Daleville Church of the Brethren – Virlina District
  • August 13, 2016 – TBA – Shenandoah District Church (Jeff Carter providing leadership.)
  • August 5, 2017 – TBA – Virlina District Church
  • August 4, 2018 – TBA - Shenandoah District Church
  • August 3, 2019 – TBA – Virlina District Church

 

Three Ministry Formation Spiritual Retreats are REQUIRED:

  • March 4-5, 2016 – Camp Brethren Woods
  • March 3-4, 2017 – Camp Bethel
  • March 2-3, 2018 – Camp Brethren Woods
  • March 1-2, 2019 – Camp Bethel

 

Other required components of the program include a portfolio of ministry experiences and report on, attendance at one annual conference, one district conference and a significant ecumenical, interfaith or inter-cultural type event.