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.

Diana Butler Bass

Brethren Ministers’ Association
2018 Pre-Annual Conference Event

Gratitude: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

July 3-4, 2018 with Diana Butler Bass

Event brochure

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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

Changes to the Church of the Brethren bylaws are approved, among other business
(July 7, 2018)
Amendments to the bylaws of the Church of the Brethren and two business items originally brought by Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) in 2017--and then deferred for a year--were approved by the 2018 Annual Conference. Also approved were business items related to the Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee. A proposal for a denominational leadership gathering was turned down.

Brethren Academy lists upcoming courses
(April 20, 2018)
The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced its course offering for the rest of this year and into next, see the following listing. These courses are for everyone, with Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM) students receiving 1 unit per course, credentialed clergy earning 2 continuing education units, and others enrolling for their own personal and spiritual enrichment. To register for one of the following courses, go to or contact or 765-983-1824.

Comité directivo de ocho mujeres en el ministerio
(March 13, 2018)
Un comité directivo de ocho mujeres en el ministerio ha sido llamado por la Oficina del Ministerio para facilitar la programación, los proyectos y las iniciativas diseñadas para apoyar y alentar a las clérigas Hermanas.

New steering committee of women in ministry is created
(March 13, 2018)
A steering committee of eight women in ministry has been called by the Office of Ministry to facilitate programming, projects, and initiatives designed to support and encourage Brethren clergywomen.

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