Getting Ready for General Conference 2014

The Brethren in Christ Historical Society team hard at work doing research for our social media campaign, #BICHistoryMatters

The Brethren in Christ Historical Society team hard at work doing research for our social media campaign, #BICHistoryMatters

Here at The Search for Piety and Obedience I’ve already posted once or twice about the upcoming 2014 General Conference of the Brethren in Christ Church in the U.S., which will convene this weekend at Lancaster Mennonite School in Lancaster, Pa.

I’ve especially highlighted the role I’ll be playing at the Conference, as I work with the Brethren in Christ Historical Society on their social media campaign, #BICHistoryMatters.

I’ve been privileged to work on this campaign alongside two excellent colleagues, Kristine Frey (current Historical Society board member and former editor for Brethren in Christ Communications) and Harriet Sider Bicksler, the editor of Historical Society publications.

Kristine Frey pages through images from the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives' photo collection

Kristine Frey pages through images from the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives’ photo collection

Together over the last two weeks we’ve spent multiple hours in the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives at Messiah College preparing for our campaign. We’ve brainstormed strategy and approach. We’ve folded and stuffed new Historical Society brochures. We’ve scoured the archival holdings for past Conference ephemera to share with followers: quotations, fun facts, photos, and other tidbits.

Kristine and Harriet are thoughtful, creative people whose energy and determination are seemingly limitless, and whose enthusiasm for our work is infectious. I’ve learned a lot from them during our work on this campaign, and I’ve enjoyed our many conversations!

We’re looking forward to launching the campaign this afternoon — and we hope that you’ll follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #BICHistoryMatters.

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About Devin Manzullo-Thomas

Father to Lucas. Husband to Katie. Prof and administrator at Messiah College. PhD student at Temple University. Member of Grantham BIC.
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One Response to Getting Ready for General Conference 2014

  1. Amy Starr says:

    Two great ladies that I have a lot of respect for – lucky you that you have them to work with, Devin!

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