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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.

2020 Clergywomen's Retreat

Mandy Smith
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Ministry Resources

Ministerial Leadership Manual documents
2019 salary table for pastors (with guidelines)
Congregational vacancies
District vacancies
Ministerial Statistics

Related news

Thriving in Ministry program begins, Dana Cassell hired as manager
(January 28, 2019)
The Office of Ministry has begun work on a new Thriving in Ministry program, a grant-funded initiative offering support for multivocational Church of the Brethren pastors. Dana Cassell, pastor of Peace Covenant Church of the Brethren in Durham, N.C., has been hired as manager. She started in this half-time position on Jan. 7 while continuing in her pastoral role.

Office of Ministry seeks program manager for new initiative
(November 16, 2018)
The Office of Ministry is seeking a part-time program manager for the Lilly Endowment, Inc.-funded program “Part-Time Pastor; Full-Time Church.” The program manager will work with an advisory committee to implement this new program initiative that addresses the practical needs of multivocational ministers in the Church of the Brethren.

SVMC celebrates its silver anniversary
(November 8, 2018)
The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) celebrated its 25th anniversary Nov. 3 at Chambersburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren

Brethren Academy offers “Race and the Congregation” course
(November 1, 2018)
The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership will offer a course on “Race and the Congregation” Feb. 21-24 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.

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