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.”

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 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

2021 video report

National Youth Conference 2022

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

Love Jesus – Grow in Faith – Change the World

Love Jesus – Grow in Faith – Change the World

Tuesday, July 27, 7pm ET

Join Shine staff as we walk through materials for the upcoming quarter, with an overview of each age level including the session plan and student materials.

Annual Conference

Healing Racism mini-grants

Healing Racism Mini-grants

Healing Racism Mini-grant applications from congregations and communities affiliated with the Church of the Brethren USA will be received until October 15.

Messenger Magazine
  • On the border with CDS

    Most families arriving at the facility have small children who, after a long and difficult journey, are eager for an opportunity to play

  • People walking on a busy city street

    Coming and going

    Who knew how much we would come to value all the ordinary things in our quotidian lives?

  • Pent-up emotions

    A lot of emotion is being released as pandemic restrictions are phased out. What does that mean?