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Church of the Brethren denominational positions

  •  Sorter/Packer Medical Supplies (New Windsor, Maryland)
    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time position of Sorter/Packer Medical Supplies for Material Resources. This position reports to the Director of Material Resources at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland. This position is based at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment.

    Key performance accountabilities:
    1. Sort pallets of medical supplies
      1. Check for expiration dates.
      2. Check for sterilization.
      3. Place in area with other like items
      4. Place unusable items in designated trash
    2. Pack medical supplies
      1. Pull and pack items for BBF warehouse.
      2. Pack items in boxes
      3. Place BBF label on box to indicate name and expiration date.
      4. Pack finished boxes on pallet and mark with label.
      5. Assist with trailer loading and unloading or other warehouse duties when requested.
      6. Other duties as assigned.

    Required skills and knowledge include ability to handle a variety of tasks accurately and efficiently, comprehension of product codes and other detailed information, working compatibly and cooperatively with co-workers and volunteers, must be able to lift 50 pounds, and can work with minimal supervision.

    The preferred candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent or equivalent experience.

    Resumes will be received beginning immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to send a resume to COBApply@brethren.org.
  • Brethren Historical Library and Archives internship. Housing, insurance, and stipend provided. Closing date is April 1, 2023. Find more information about the BHLA archival intern position here.

  • Brethren Volunteer Service is looking for individuals who are interested in assisting with BVS orientations and the FaithX program. These will be full-time volunteer positions through BVS. As a BVS volunteer, your basic living expenses will be covered, including housing, transportation, food money, insurance, and a $3,000 stipend for a year of service.

    As BVS Orientation Assistant, your main role is to help new volunteers feel welcomed and supported during their service with BVS. You will assist with preparation for orientations, provide leadership during orientations, and follow-up with volunteers during their time of service. Additionally, you will join the BVS team to help run behind the scenes task that make the organization tick. This may include support calls to volunteers, publishing newsletters, writing press releases, assisting with retreats, and other administrative duties as needed. Requirements include the ability to work with a diverse group of people; skills in organizing, writing, and finance; the ability to maintain confidentiality; flexibility; and computer knowledge. To learn more about BVS, visit www.brethren.org/bvs.

    As Assistant FaithX Coordinator, you will help to plan, coordinate, and lead FaithX trip experiences in the United States. Requirements include organizational skills; commitment to Christian values and beliefs; initiative; communication and writing skills; and dedication to empowering youth through service and leadership. To learn more about FaithX, visit www.brethren.org/faithx.

    Both of these volunteer positions require the ability and willingness to travel, an openness to explore your faith, and the ability to connect with people of all ages. These positions can start as early as January 2023 and will be filled on a rolling basis.

    For questions or for more information about the application process, please email Chelsea Goss Skillen at cskillen@brethren.org.

Church of the Brethren districts

  • District Executive Minister Opening, Western PA District

    The Western PA District includes 51 congregations and in the words of the search committee is “more rural than urban, more conservative than liberal, more informal than formal, more blue collar than white collar. Our region of Appalachia was forged by hard working people who made use of the fields, rivers, and coal seams to earn a living. We have a rich heritage and history, and we’d like to honor that without allowing it to hinder us. We place a high importance on the Word of God, and while we all read the Bible through slightly different lenses, we believe in biblical authority, divinely written, and necessary for living.

    As a district undergoing an identity crisis, we seek the support of a prayerful, intentional leader who will pursue Kingdom answers to our pressing questions. We need someone who is not afraid to step into an uncertain situation and cover it with wisdom and prayer. We are looking for a leader who will speak the truth in love, choose action over passivity; one who will seek the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. All other aspects of the job can be taught – but these qualities are foundational.”

    This is a half time position will be equal to 6.5 units per week, or approximately 25 hours. The office location is negotiable. The DEM may work remotely or on location at the W. PA District Office in Jerome PA. Compensation for the DEM will be negotiated in reference to the denominationally recommended Salary and Benefits for District Executive Ministers.

    Travel is required both within and outside of the district.

    RESPONSIBILITIES are outlined in the position description available upon request and include the primary areas of:

    • Pastoral/Congregational Transitions
    • Pastoral Support
    • Leadership Development with respect to calling and credentialing of ministers
    • Consultations with congregations and throughout the district structure, and
    • Management of district staff and administrative oversight of district finances.

    These primary areas of responsibility serve to provide

    1. Direction, coordination, management, and leadership of the district ministries, as authorized by the District Conference and implemented by the District CORE team (District Board).
    2. Work with the congregations in calling and credentialing ministers, and in the placement/call and evaluation of pastoral staff. Provide support and counsel for ministers and other church leaders as well as share and interpret program resources for congregations.
    3. An important link between the congregations and the district and denomination by working collaboratively with the Council of District Executives, the Annual Conference, appropriate denominational entities, and their staff.


    1. Minimum completed SVMC or Academy level training and ordained in the Church of the Brethren
    2. Personal skills in organization, administration, and communication.
    3. Committed to the Church of the Brethren locally and denominationally and willing to work ecumenically.
    4. Demonstrated leadership skills.
    5. Pastoral experience.

    Interested and qualified persons may apply for this position by sending a letter of interest and resume to Nancy Sollenberger Heishman, Director of Ministry, via email at officeofministry@brethren.org. Applicants are requested to contact three persons who are willing to provide a letter of reference. Upon receipt of the resume, the individual will be sent a Candidate profile that must be completed and returned before the application is considered complete. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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