Ministry office

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.

John Dear

2016 Brethren Ministers’ Association

Pre-Annual Conference Continuing Education Event with author and peace activist John Dear

Walking Toward Peace

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Pre-registration cut-off date is June 15.

Ministry Resources

Ministerial Leadership Manual documents
2016 salary scale for pastors (with guidelines)
Congregational vacancies
District vacancies
Ministerial Statistics

Related news

SVMC continuing education events highlight memory care, Chronicles and the church
(February 5, 2016)
The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) is offering three upcoming continuing education events for ministers and others who are interested. Two address memory care, and one offers a study of the Old Testament book of Chronicles and its meaning for the church today.

Brethren Academy announces upcoming courses
(January 8, 2016)
The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced is upcoming course schedule. Courses are open to students in TRIM (Training in Ministry) and EFSM (Education for Shared Ministry) as well as pastors and all interested persons.

Sustaining Ministerial Excellence Advanced Seminar brings together cohort of camp leaders
(January 8, 2016)
The first retreat for the SMEAS (Sustaining Ministerial Excellence Advanced Seminar) Camp Leaders Cohort took place Nov. 19-21, 2015, at Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry and Retreat Center in Mid-Atlantic District. Participants had completed their annual Outdoor Ministries Association Retreat and stayed onsite for this new continuing education program.

John Ballinger resigns from leadership of Northern Ohio District
(December 5, 2015)
John Ballinger has announced his resignation as district executive minister of the Church of the Brethren’s Northern Ohio District, effective Feb. 13, 2016. He has served the district for almost 13 years, since Feb. 1, 2003.

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