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
Revision to Ministerial Leadership polity is adopted by Annual Conference
(July 4, 2014)
The revision to Ministerial Leadership Polity today was adopted by Annual Conference, gaining the two-thirds majority vote it needed. With its adoption, several changes will be taking effect in January 2015.
Ministry Summer Service interns and mentors complete orientation
(June 10, 2014)
The 2014 class of Ministry Summer Service interns and mentors completed orientation last week at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. During their orientation, the group of nine interns led the Wednesday chapel service for the General Offices community. Following orientation, the interns began work at their summer placements.
Torin Eikler named executive minister of Northern Indiana District
(June 9, 2014)
Torin S. Eikler has been called to serve Northern Indiana District as district executive minister, a four-fifths time position beginning Sept. 1. Currently he is a team co-pastor at Morgantown (W.Va.) Church of the Brethren, which also is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.
Revision to Ministerial Leadership Polity heads up Annual Conference business agenda
(April 29, 2014)
The business agenda for the Church of the Brethren’s 2014 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on July 2-6 includes proposed revisions to the Ministerial Leadership Polity, along with other returning business items that deal with guidelines for implementing the Congregational Ethics Paper, guidance for responding to the changing of Earth’s climate, a Vision of Ecumenism for the 21st century, and more equitable representation on the Mission and Ministry Board.