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.

2020 Clergywomen's Retreat

Mandy Smith
Retreat brochure

Ministry Resources

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

Related news

Districts consider policies on same-sex marriage
(October 5, 2018)
Items on same-sex marriage are receiving attention at several district conferences this fall, with agenda items seeking to formalize district policies following the actions of the 2017 Annual Conference that affirmed the role of districts in handling manners of ministerial conduct.


Fall “Ventures” courses to focus on trauma informed care
(September 21, 2018)
October and November course offerings from the “Ventures in Christian Discipleship” program at McPherson (Kan.) College will be a series on trauma informed care.


Online mutual support proposed for young women in ministry
(September 21, 2018)
On behalf of the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry, Amy Ritchie—a spiritual director and former Bethany Theological Seminary staff—has extended an invitation to women in ministry, ages 25-40, for a monthly virtual gathering.


Elmore retires as West Marva District executive
(August 17, 2018)
Kendal Elmore has announced his retirement as district executive minister of West Marva District effective Aug. 31


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