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.

Ministry Resources

Ministerial Leadership Manual documents
2019 salary table for pastors (with guidelines)
Congregational vacancies
District vacancies
Ministerial Statistics

Related news

Online mutual support proposed for young women in ministry
(September 21, 2018)
On behalf of the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry, Amy Ritchie—a spiritual director and former Bethany Theological Seminary staff—has extended an invitation to women in ministry, ages 25-40, for a monthly virtual gathering.


Fall “Ventures” courses to focus on trauma informed care
(September 21, 2018)
October and November course offerings from the “Ventures in Christian Discipleship” program at McPherson (Kan.) College will be a series on trauma informed care.


Elmore retires as West Marva District executive
(August 17, 2018)
Kendal Elmore has announced his retirement as district executive minister of West Marva District effective Aug. 31


Changes to the Church of the Brethren bylaws are approved, among other business
(July 7, 2018)
Amendments to the bylaws of the Church of the Brethren and two business items originally brought by Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) in 2017--and then deferred for a year--were approved by the 2018 Annual Conference. Also approved were business items related to the Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee. A proposal for a denominational leadership gathering was turned down.


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