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.

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
2015 salary scale for pastors (with guidelines)
Congregational vacancies
District vacancies
Ministerial Statistics

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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.


Registration closes soon for Ministers’ Association pre-Conference event
(June 10, 2015)
Registration closes on Monday, June 15, for the Minister’s Association pre-Annual Conference event in Tampa, Fla., on July 10-11. This continuing education event for licensed and ordained ministers is titled “Delving Deeply into Compassion,” and will be led by Joyce Rupp, an author and speaker on the topic of compassion.


Ministry Summer Service pairs interns with mentors for church ministry
(June 3, 2015)
Ministry Summer Service (MSS) orientation is being held this week at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Interns arrived over the weekend, mentors arrived on Monday afternoon, and the group continues its orientation through Wednesday.


New Puerto Rico District names Jose Calleja Otero as district executive
(May 5, 2015)
The Puerto Rico District has announced that Jose Calleja Otero has accepted the call to serve as district executive minister. Otero already has begun his work. In July, the Puerto Rico District officially will be welcomed as the Church of the Brethren’s 24th district at Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla.


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