Where we work
Other parts of this website have information on Brethren Disaster Ministries, Brethren Volunteer Service, Children's Disaster Services, workcamps, the Global Food Crisis Fund, the Global Women's Project, and peacemaking.
Igreja da Irmandade-Brasil, the Church of the Brethren in Brazil, is relatively young and emerging in character. It seeks to live out a holistic gospel that reflects the full teachings of Jesus with emphasis on love of God and neighbor. As a result, the congregations usually engage in some type of service to their community. This message is countercultural in Brazil and sets the church apart from many other denominations. Read more.
Iglesia de los Hermanos, meaning "Church of the Brethren" in Spanish, was planted through mission work that began in the Dominican Republic following Hurricane David in 1979. Active evangelism and church planting continue with energy and vitality--most churches have at least one daughter church or preaching point. A four-year Theological Program helps fill the leadership needs of a growing church. Today, there are 1,650 members in 22 churches in the Dominican Republic. Read more.
A Church of the Brethren mission in Haiti has grown to six churches and 13 preaching points. In addition to assisting with leadership development, the Church of the Brethren is responding energetically to the devastation caused by hurricanes in 2008 and the earthquake in January 2010. Read more. Haiti workcamps.
Brethren involvement in India stretches back to 1895, when Brethren missionaries began working there. Today the Church of the Brethren is in relationship with two groups in India. One is the Church of North India, a 1970 union of several denominations including the Church of the Brethren. The other is a group of Brethren who over those decades had resisted being part of CNI. Read more.
Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN), the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, is the largest national body of Church of the Brethren in the world, with over 180,000 members. The energy and vitality of the membership has resulted in active evangelism and church-planting efforts within Nigeria and recently to other neighboring countries. Read more. Nigeria workcamp.
Robert and Linda Shank teach at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in Pyongyang, North Korea. Read more.
Building on longstanding partnerships in Sudan, the Church of the Brethren is embarking on new mission efforts in South Sudan. This work is aimed at building up the church presence there, responding to human need, and working for peace and reconciliation. The newest relationship is in Juba, responding to an invitation with Africa Inland Church. Read more.
The Church of the Brethren in Spain began about 10 years ago when Brethren from the Dominican Republic emigrated to Spain to find employment and then started churches. With support from Fausto Carrasco, a Church of the Brethren pastor in Bethlehem, Pa., they have been attracting and ministering to other immigrants to Spain from Latin America and other areas of the world, as well as native Spaniards. Read more.
Grace Mishler teaches in the Department of Social Work at the National Vietnam University of Social Sciences & Humanities - Ho Chi Minh City, training others to compassionately mainstream the physically disabled. Read more.