Ministerial Education

We have educational expectations for ministers at all levels–education needed before a license is granted, and continuing education from that point on.

To be ordained in the United Brethren church, you need a Masters degree in a relevant field.

Course of Study

The Pastoral Ministry Leadership Team oversees issues of ministerial education. They developed a list of core topics which we want their education to cover–one list in preparation for the national conference license and a longer one for ordination.

Lay Ministers are required to read books from this list.

Approved Seminaries

Our ministers obtain their education at a number of different seminaries. The PMLT developed a list of approved seminaries.

United Brethren History Course

This is a survey of United Brethren history, from the 1700s to the present. It is taught several times a year in regional locations. Read more.

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