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Collection Brethren House Ministries records
Title Brethren House Ministries records
Accession number BCA06-07
Admin/Biographical History These records are the resource material designed, written, produced and distributed by Brethren House Ministries between 1967 and 1997.
Caption Brethren House Ministries
Catalog Number BCA06-07
Creator Phil and Jean Lersch, Bonnie Munson
Credit line Brethren Church Archives; 524 College Ave; Ashland, OH
Dates of Accumulation 1967 to 1997
Imagefile 001\BCA0607.JPG
Object Name Records
People Lersch, Phil.
Lersh, Jean.
Munson, Bonnie.
Related Publications Record 1 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Worship services for children.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House, 1994.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755wo 1994.

Record 2 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Brethren House Times.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, Fl. : [Brethren House], 1974-1994.

Record 3 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Activity learning : questions and answers.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1990.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755ac 1990.

Record 4 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Drawing with line drawings : an index.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1990.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755dr 1990.

Record 5 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Illustrated hymns / by Jean Lersch.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1990.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755i 1990.

Record 6 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Visualizing Scripture.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL: Brethren House Ministries, 1990.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755v 1990.

Record 7 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Teachings of Jesus: presentations, crafts, and more.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House, 1990.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755t 1990.

Record 8 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Playing the parables of Jesus.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL: Brethren House Minisries, 1989.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755pl 1989.

Record 9 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Hunger learning kit.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House, 1988.

Record 10 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Lenten learning kit, including holy week and Easter [kit].
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1987.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755len 1987.

Record 11 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Homelessness: activities about people who are homeless.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL: Brethren House Ministries, 1987.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755ho 1987.

Record 12 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Advent learning kit including the Christmas season [kit].
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1987.
CALL # File BRHS 040.

Record 13 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Bible story action kit for young children [kit].
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, c1987.
CALL # File BRHS 046.

Record 14 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE More hands on learning.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg : Brethren House, 1986.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755m 1986.

Record 15 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Prompting expression : Bible-learning activities for children.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1986.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755pro 1986.

Record 16 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Prayer learning activities.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL: Brethren House Ministries, 1985.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755pra 1985.

Record 17 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE God's wonder-full world.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1985.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755go 1985.

Record 18 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Adults approach "The Revelation."
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1985.
CALL # BS2825.3 .B74 1985.

Record 19 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Celebrate advent : activities for children and parents.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1985.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755c 1985.

Record 20 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Old Testament scrapbook / [Brethren House Ministries]
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, [c1985]
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755ol 1985.

Record 21 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Christopher's secret [filmstrip] / story by Jean Lersch ;
drawings by Erica Weidenhamer ; narration by Jean and Phil
Lersch.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, c1985.
CALL # File BRHS 044.

Record 22 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Learning to use the Bible / Brethren House Ministries.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, c1984.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755l 1984.

Record 23 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Women of the Bible.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House, 1984.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755w 1984.

Record 24 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Involving adults in the Bible / [Jean Lersch, Bonnie Munson, Phil
Lersch]
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, Fla. : Brethren House, c1983.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755inv.

Record 25 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Christmas hymn activities / [Phil Lersch, Jean Lersch, Bonnie
Munson]
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, Fla. : Brethren House, c1980-1983.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755ch.

Record 26 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Alternative gift giving guide.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL. : Brethren House Ministries, 1983.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755al 1983.

Record 27 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Peacemaking activities for children.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, Fla.: Brethren House, 1982.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755p 1982.

Record 28 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Learning within reach [videorecording] : planning what, how,
where and when to learn.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1982.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755le 1982.

Record 29 of 42
TITLE World mission activities / Brethren House.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, Flo. : Brethren House, c1981.
CALL # File BRHS 036.

Record 30 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Learning environments for the church school [filmstrip] /
narrated by Phil Lersch, Bonnie Munson, Jean Lersch.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, c1981.
CALL # File BRHS 047.

Record 31 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Nurturing children / by Jean Lersch.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, 1980.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755n 1980.

Record 32 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Moses, Exodus, and the ten commandments / Phil Lersch, Jean
Lersch, Bonnie Munson.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, Fla. : Brethren House, c1979.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755mo 1979.

Record 33 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Hunger activities for teens / [by Phil Lersch, Jean Lersch and
Bonnie Munson].
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, Fla. : Brethren House, 1979.
CALL # File BRHS 025.

Record 34 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Sights and sounds of hunger [kit]
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, c1979.
CALL # File BRHS 010a.

Record 35 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Hunger activities for children / [by Phil Lersch, Jean Lersch and
Bonnie Munson].
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, Fla. : Brethren House , 1978.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755hu 1978.

Record 36 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Bible-teaching crafts... from our shed : New Testament topics.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House, 1977.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755bi.

Record 37 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE The purple tree [filmstrip] / by Brethren House.
IMPRINT [S.l.] : The Arizona Experiment, c1974.
CALL # File BRHS 045.

Record 38 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Brethren world mission activities : a summer camp course for
juniors / prepared by Brethren House for the Missionary Board
of the Brethren Church.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, [1972?]
CALL # File BRHS 020.

Record 39 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Nurturing our selves.
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House, 1994.
CALL # C.E.M. TM 70 B755nu 1994.

Record 40 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE [Miscellaneous publications].
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries,
CALL # File BRHS 037.

Record 41 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE [Three games].
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries,
CALL # File BRHS 038.

Record 42 of 42
AUTHOR Brethren House Ministries.
TITLE Hunger teaching pictures and learning activities [picture]
IMPRINT St. Petersburg, FL : Brethren House Ministries, n.d.
CALL # File BRHS 039.

Scope & Content Brethren House Ministries was begun in 1967 by the Missionary Board of the Brethren Church. This ministry emphasizes the importance of understanding the message of the Bible and the importance of taking children seriously. In team ministry, Phil Lersch (ordained Brethren minister), Jean Lersch (public school teacher), and Bonnie Munson (certified exceptional education), responded to the needs of neighborhood children in St. Petersburg, FL. Nurture of individuals is emphasized in Sunday morning and after-school sessions through Bible-teaching activities in an open-classroom setting. The Brethren House team published a bimonthly newsletter and conducts workshops for various denominations in many states.

From 1967 to 1997 Brethren House Ministries marketed a series of resource materials which were designed, written, produced and distributed through there ministry in St. Petersburg, FL. In 1967 the Missionary Board of the Brethren Church asked Phil and Jean Lersch to begin a new Brethren Church in St. Petersburg, Florida area. Brethren House was located at 6329 56th Avenue; St. Petersburg, FL. This ministry was built on two ideas. 1) Belief in the importance of understanding the message of the Bible. 2) Belief in the importance of taking children seriously.

Search Terms Brethren Church
Subjects Brethren churches
Education
System of arrangement Three record storage boxes.
1 Brethren House Times with correspondence files
2 Resource files
3 Resource files