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
2017 salary scale for pastors (with guidelines)
Congregational vacancies
District vacancies
Ministerial Statistics

Related news

Janet L. Ober Lambert to lead Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership
(January 17, 2017)
Janet L. Ober Lambert has been hired as director of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a ministry training partnership of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary.


Julie M. Hostetter to retire from leadership of the Brethren Academy
(October 31, 2016)
Julie Mader Hostetter, executive director of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, has announced her retirement effective Jan. 31, 2017. She has served in this role since 2008. The Brethren Academy is a partnership of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary.


Healthy Boundaries 101 training to be offered via webcast in January
(October 29, 2016)
Healthy Boundaries 101 training to be offered via webcast in January


Brethren Academy offers ‘Healthy Boundaries 201' training as a Spanish language webcast
(September 10, 2016)
The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership will offer a Spanish language version of the Healthy Boundaries 201 training on Oct. 22, as a webcast led by Ramon Torres. This is offered for ministry training students and newly licensed or ordained clergy.


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