Welcome to the Church of the Brethren

“Together, as the Church of the Brethren, we will passionately live and share the radical transformation and holistic peace of Jesus Christ through relationship-based neighborhood engagement. To move us forward, we will develop a culture of calling and equipping disciples who are innovative, adaptable, and fearless.” More on the Compelling Vision – Visión conjunta y motivadora – Vizyon Konvenkan

Use the menus above to explore our identity and ministries—or sign up to hear from us via email. We have almost 90,000 members in over 800 congregations across the United States and Puerto Rico, with sister churches in many countries.

Based in the Anabaptist and Pietist faith traditions, the Church of the Brethren is a Historic Peace Church. We celebrated our 300th anniversary in 2008.

About us

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God with us

“The young woman will give birth to a Son.
They will give Him the name Immanuel.”
~Matthew 1:23, NLV

Suggested date: December 17

FaithX 2024

See the 2024 schedule

NEW! Option for older adults February 25-March 1 in Gotha, Florida

And they fled: Advocating for just immigration policy

Christian Citizenship Seminar

April 11 – 16, 2024
Washington, D.C.

Registration is now open!

Memorial for those who lost their live in the Wildfires on Maui, Hawaii
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Maui Memorial. Photo by Anne Esperanzate

This fall, CDS sent volunteers to Guam, Hawaii, and Maine. In November, they deployed a team in the Chicago area, caring for 51 children of asylum seekers. Please keep praying for children everywhere.