Welcome to the Church of the Brethren

We are a body of Christians committed to continuing the work of Jesus peacefully and simply, and to living out our faith in community. See a list of some of our ministries. We have about 99,000 members in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States and Puerto Rico, with sister churches in Brazil, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Spain, and Venezuela.

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

Annual Conference
June 30 – July 4, 2021

Click the logo above for conference information

Learn about Annual Conference worship services

Seven training options: “How to Do Annual Conference Online
June 16-26

Conference registration is still open
Pentecost Offering 2021

Pentecost Offering

“When the Advocate comes . . . the Spirit of truth . . . will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify.”
~John 15:26-27a

The Pentecost Offering of the Church of the Brethren highlights our passion for calling and equipping fearless disciples and leaders, renewing and planting churches, and transforming communities.

2021 worship resources

Healing Racism mini-grants

Healing Racism Mini-grants

Healing Racism Mini-grant applications will be received until June 30. Congregations and communities officially affiliated with the Church of the Brethren USA are encouraged to review the grant details and to apply.

Thinking Theologically with Our Hands webinar

Thinking Theologically with Our Hands

June 13 – CEU available

Providing Mutual Support When People Experience Mental Illness

June 17 – CEU available

How can we walk with people who are experiencing a mental illness? Attend this “Mental Health 101” webinar with Janelle Bitikofer. Become more aware of the prevalence of mental illnesses in our congregations and communities, their causes and symptoms, and some keys to providing mutual support.

National Older Adult Conference

National Older Adult Conference 2021

“When we focus on our God of hope we can find joy and peace in our daily lives.”

Find daily themes, preachers, and additional information at www.brethren.org/noac

$100 per person, $150 for couples

Messenger Magazine
  • What is your ZIP code?

    The postal code in Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown, is 1613101. Ever thought about that before?

  • Door opening to show large tree outside


    What is the difference between a guest and an owner?

  • "Cancel Culture"


    Is what’s happening actually injustice, or is it just inconvenient to my worldview?