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. 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.

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FaithX 2024

NEW! Older adult service opportunity
(age 55 plus)
Feb 25–March 1
Camp Ithiel, Gotha, Florida
Register now

Save the dates!

June 1–10
Ecuador, Fundacion Brethren y Unida
Ages 18 and up

July 28–Aug. 3
Brethren Disaster Ministries trip
Ages 18 and up

Urge your members of Congress to support the Drone Reform Act

“As members of the Church of the Brethren with a long history of opposing war of any kind, we have consistently opposed the use of lethal force and encouraged measures to support the well-being and security of all people. We are troubled by the quickly expanding use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. These drones are being used for surveillance and remote killing of people, as stated in our resolution against drone warfare in 2013…”

See the full Action Alert from the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy

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

This summer CDS sent 8 Volunteers to Guam and 12 volunteers to Hawaii as a calm reassuring presence for children and families in Red Cross Family Assistance Centers serving about 1,000 children in August and September. Please continue to pray for the children and their families as the emotional and physical recovery continues in both locations.

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