- Ministerial Leadership Manual documents
- 2022 salary table for pastors (with guidelines)
- Congregational vacancies
- District vacancies
- 2021 Ministerial Statistics
Newsletter – August 27, 2021
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The Office of Ministry sponsored a virtual version of the traditional in-person Annual Conference event in the form of a July 22nd brunch featuring Dr. Joelle Hathaway as speaker. The event took place at noon Eastern time and offered an opportunity for clergywomen (and friends) to gather virtually for fellowship and also earn 0.1 CEUs. Se ofrecerá interpretación en español.
Brethren Ministers’ Association 2021 Pre-Annual Conference Event
The Church in 1 Corinthians: Challenges for Today
June 29 –30, 2021, Virtual conference with Dr. Michael J Gorman
January 2021 Message of encouragement from the Office of Ministry
Sermon transcripts: Finding Rest Amid Restless Living
Encontrar descanso en medio de una vida inquietada
- Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership updates course listing
The following English-language courses are offered by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a joint program of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry and Bethany Theological Seminary. Courses may be taken for personal enrichment, for continuing education (two continuing education units per course are available to Church of the Brethren credentialed ministers), or
- Making webinars count: announcing new policy for clergy continuing education credit
Recognizing that live participation is becoming increasingly difficult for mulitivocational ministers and given the growing library of recorded webinars available from denominational agencies, the Brethren Academy is offering clergy the opportunity to view and report on prerecorded webinars and other educational events for CEUs. A standardized reporting process will provide the necessary accountability.
- Kevin Kessler resigns from leadership of Illinois and Wisconsin District
Kevin Kessler has resigned as district executive minister of the Church of the Brethren’s Illinois and Wisconsin District, effective Dec. 31. He has filled the half-time role for 14 years while also serving as pastor of Canton (Ill.) Church of the Brethren, a role he will continue to maintain.
- Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center to postpone or hold fall events virtually
Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC) has announced that its continuing education events this fall will be postponed or held virtually via Zoom. SVMC is a Church of the Brethren ministry education partner with Bethany Seminary, the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, and the districts of Atlantic Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Middle Pennsylvania, Southern Pennsylvania, and Western Pennsylvania. “The pandemic continues to push us to be as wise as possible in our health management and interactions with others,” said executive director Donna Rhodes.