Pastors invited to national orientation

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National BFL hosts event for new pastors  

Pastoral staff members and spouses who are new to the U.S. Mennonite Brethren family are invited to a National Pastors Orientation, scheduled for March 7-9 in San Diego, Calif.

The purpose of the event is twofold: The first goal is to introduce new pastoral staff to the beliefs, mission and structures of the denomination. Representatives from various national, district and global MB ministries will be present to talk about their missions. Just as important, NPO will give attendees opportunity to network and build relationships with denominational leaders and with each other. One highlight of the event will be a dinner cruise on the San Diego Bay.

“In other words, we’ll meet some leaders, do some orientation and learn some stuff,” says Ed Boschman, U.S. Conference executive director. “Oh, and San Diego in March is not hard to take.”

Accommodations will be at Island Palms Hotel and Marina and include such free amenities as shuttle service, parking, Internet, fitness center and bike rentals. Registration is $175 per person. Registration deadline is Feb. 14. Visit www.usmb.org for information.

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