The Church of the Brethren believes in the priesthood of all believers, meaning that we understand all members to be in ministry. However, we call out certain people for licensing or ordination to the set-apart ministry. We provide multiple tracks for education and training, and we also are serious about supporting and sustaining ministers once they’re established in leadership.
Minister's Manual Task Team Survey
Production of a new minister's manual is underway. Twenty one years after the publication of "For all who Minister" the task team working on a new manual is seeking your input. This is your opportunity to join in the adventure and participate in the production process. Watch for additional ways to be involved including submitting a variety of worship resources. Go to survey
New Puerto Rico District names Jose Calleja Otero as district executive
(May 5, 2015)
The Puerto Rico District has announced that Jose Calleja Otero has accepted the call to serve as district executive minister. Otero already has begun his work. In July, the Puerto Rico District officially will be welcomed as the Church of the Brethren’s 24th district at Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla.
Office of Ministry provides forms meeting new IRS standards
(May 5, 2015)
The roller coaster ride of receiving and responding to updates regarding implications of the Affordable Care Act for support of our pastors’ medical insurance premiums continues. Thank you for your continuing care and concern as we seek to understand the situation and care for our pastors’ well-being.
Ethics in Ministry Relations Training offered in advance of Annual Conference
(March 31, 2015)
A training event for ministers, “Healthy Boundaries 201: Ethics in Ministry Relations Training,” will be offered in advance of the 2015 Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla. The training is scheduled for July 10, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Marriott Waterside hotel in Tampa.
Ministers’ Association ‘Delving Deeply into Compassion’ at pre-Conference event
(February 3, 2015)
The Minister’s Association invites you to join them and Joyce Rupp in Tampa, Fla. Registration is up and running for the pre-Conference Meeting, “Delving Deeply into Compassion,” with Joyce Rupp.