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.
Districts announce new leadership
(May 22, 2017)
Three districts in the Church of the Brethren have announced new leadership. David Banaszak has been hired to lead Middle Pennsylvania. Kris Hawk will be the new district executive minister for Northern Ohio. Tabitha H. Rudy is interim associate district executive for Virlina.
Camp cohort completes the Sustaining Ministerial Excellence Advanced Seminar
(April 8, 2017)
The fourth and final retreat for the Camp Cohort of the Sustaining Ministerial Excellence Advanced Seminar took place March 19-22 at Quaker Hill Retreat Center in Richmond, Ind. Congratulations to Barbara Wise Lewczak of Camp Pine Lake, Northern Plains District; Karen Neff of Camp Ithiel, Atlantic Southeast District; Linetta and Joel Ballew of Camp Swatara, Atlantic Northeast District; Jerri Wenger of Camp Blue Diamond, Middle Pennsylvania District; and Wallace Cole of Camp Carmel, Southeastern District.
Continuing education events for ministers address Leviticus, elder care challenges
(March 24, 2017)
The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) will offer two continuing education events this spring: “Ten-Plus Reasons to Love Leviticus” at Elizabethtown College, and “Cultivating Conversations...Navigating Elder Care Challenges” at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, Pa.
Ventures courses are offered on Chronicles and faith formation
(March 24, 2017)
McPherson (Kan.) College’s online Ventures program is offering upcoming courses on the book of Chronicles and faith formation.