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.

John Dear

2016 Brethren Ministers’ Association

Pre-Annual Conference Continuing Education Event with author and peace activist John Dear

Walking Toward Peace

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Pre-registration cut-off date is June 15.

Ministry Resources

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

Related news

Joe Detrick to serve as interim director of ministry
(May 14, 2016)
The Church of the Brethren has hired Joe Detrick as interim director for the Office of Ministry. He will begin in this position on June 22, working out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and from his home in Seven Valleys, Pa. This interim assignment is expected to continue for one year.


Cindy Sanders to serve as executive for Missouri and Arkansas District
(April 19, 2016)
Missouri Arkansas District of the Church of the Brethren has called Cindy Sanders to serve as district executive minister beginning May 1. She is a 1995 graduate of Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM), a ministry training program of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. She was ordained in the Church of the Brethren in 1995.


Terry Grove to serve as executive for Atlantic Southeast District
(April 19, 2016)
The Atlantic Southeast District of the Church of the Brethren has called Terry Grove to serve as district executive minister beginning May 1. Most recently he has been a member of Winter Park Church of the Brethren and New Covenant Church of the Brethren, where he serves as quarter time pastor. He also has been treasurer for the district and Camp Ithiel, and previously served briefly as interim district executive.


Developments at the Brethren Academy offer opportunities for students
(April 15, 2016)
At the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, women and men are equipped for leadership in the church through four training programs: Training in Ministry (TRIM), Education for a Shared Ministry (EFSM), Seminario Biblico Anabautista Hispano (SeBAH-CoB), and district-based Academy Certified Training Systems (ACTS). The academy also offers continuing education opportunities for those who have completed seminary degrees or ministry training programs.


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