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

See a list of some of our ministries. We have about 99,000 members in almost 900 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

A new Shine storybook Bible

Available June 2, 2023.
Order by June 1 for a 25% discount.

Upcoming opportunities


Registration for the Ministers’ Association Pre-Conference Event is now open!

National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) registration opens May 1.

Registration is open for:

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Prayer at a New and Renew conference. Photo courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

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BVS celebrates 75 years

Visit the Brethren Volunteer Service 75th anniversary Facebook group for photos and stories

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Sacred Connections: Lenten Soul Tending for Spiritual Leaders

March 27 “Music as a Gateway to the Sacred”

Led by one of the Part-Time Pastor, Full-Time Church program’s “circuit riders,” Erin Matteson, an ordained minister and spiritual director

Reground your spirit and reconnect with others in ministry leadership. Sessions will include an hour of song and prayer, scripture and silence, images and sharing, all in the context of compassionate community.

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Brethren Disaster Ministries logo

Earthquake damage in Turkey. Photo courtesy of VOA.

Pray for the areas of Syria and Turkey affected by massive earthquakes.

Messenger Magazine
  • Women at sunrise

    Finally in plain sight

    In all the Gospels, women are there all the time, contributing to the action, whether they are mentioned or not. Only in the stories of the resurrection are the women in plain sight. But they are still ignored!

  • Playlist: March 2023

    During women's history month, Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred invites us to celebrate female storytellers sharing stories through song

  • Women praying

    A woman’s place

    How can we empower the wisdom of women who are finding a place in God’s community despite barriers?