Ministry ethics trainers to begin their work

The Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry gathered nine ethics trainers this past week at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., in preparation for leading district events during the coming year and a half. Required ethics training for all ministers will take place across the denomination as ministers renew their credentialed status within their districts.

Courses to be offered by the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center

The Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center is offering a robust schedule of continuing education for clergy and interested laity in 2024. Ranging from “Christian ID in the Age of AI,” “Worship Models,” “Grief Literacy,” “Suicide and Your Congregation,” “Luke and Acts,” “Autism and the Church,” to “Why Leadership Matters,” everyone will find a topic of interest.

New academy course focuses on ‘Cultivating an Everyday Faith’

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership will offer this online course, “Cultivating an Everyday Faith,” from April 17 to June 11, 2024. Joan Daggett, ordained minister and executive director of the Brethren and Mennonite Heritage Center, will be the instructor. The deadline to register is March 13, 2024.

Strength for the Journey: 2024 applications are now accepted

New “Strength for the Journey” pastor cohorts are forming now, with plans to begin meeting in January 2024. Applications are available at and will be accepted through Oct. 31.

Brethren Academy offers courses in English and courses in Spanish

Following are upcoming courses from the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a ministry training partnership of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Ministry and Bethany Theological Seminary. Several courses are offered in English, with other courses offered in Spanish:

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