Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” I Peter 2:5 (NRSV)

We do not acquire information about God but skills in faith.” Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

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Seed Packet is a quarterly newsletter for faith formation in the Church of the Brethren, published by Brethren Press. Reprint permission is granted to Church of the Brethren congregations.

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Following Jesus entails so much more than learning and thinking. For the Brethren, both of yesterday and today, the life of discipleship includes a warmed heart, a transformed mind, and life lived in imitation of Christ. Our participation in the local congregation grounds the formation of our whole Christian life. So our worship, our service, and our study of God’s story shape us as individuals and congregations into Christ-like witnesses.

Gather Round

Gather 'Round

Gather 'Round: Hearing and Sharing God's Good News is one tool our denominations offer for Christian formation in children and youth.


A new curriculum, Shine, will be offered starting in the fall of 2014. Shine includes Bible-based lesson plans featuring imaginative activies and an emphasis on spiritual practices and peacemaking for early childhood through junior youth. These and other materials are available from Brethren Press.
Call of Conscience

Call of Conscience

Call of Conscience, a new online curriculum about conscientious objection, is now available!