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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.

New Minister's Manual

Submit worship resources for the new minister’s manual (deadline 9/15/15)
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Ministerial housing allowance ruling update
(updated 11/14/2014)

Ministry Resources

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

Related news

Carolyn Schrock retires from district executive position in Missouri and Arkansas
(August 20, 2015)
Carolyn A. Pieratt Schrock has announced her retirement as executive minister of the Church of the Brethren’s Missouri and Arkansas District, effective Dec. 31. She has served as district executive minister for almost eight years, since Jan. 1, 2008.


Creators of new Church of the Brethren ministers’ manual seek submissions
(August 20, 2015)
Creation of a new ministers’ manual for the Church of the Brethren is underway, and the planning committee is seeking submissions for the manual. “For All Who Minister,” the current manual, was published in 1993, and much has happened to the ways in which we understand and participate in ministry since that time.


Nancy Sollenberger Heishman named to Brethren Academy staff
(July 31, 2015)
Nancy Sollenberger Heishman has been named part-time coordinator of the Spanish-Language Ministry Training Programs for the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, beginning July 22.


Webinar ‘Healthy Boundaries 201' meets requirements for ordination review
(July 2, 2015)
A webinar from the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership titled “Health Boundaries 201 and Ethics in Ministry Relations Training” will offer ordained ministers another opportunity to complete requirements for ministerial ethics training for the 2015 ordination review. The webcast is scheduled for Aug. 15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time), with a break for lunch.


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