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.

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Shine: Living in God’s Light is a dynamic Sunday school curriculum that engages Christian communities and families in their life together.

Learn more about Shine or get sample sessions.

Fall curriculum is in stock and shipping now!

Embracing One Another, as Christ Embraces Us

Annual Conference
July 10-14, 2022


On-site registration opens
Saturday, July 9 at 3 p.m.

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How to watch worship online

“A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more”
(Matthew 2:18).


“We have fallen short of discipleship in the way of Jesus, lost sight of Christ’s reconciling work, grown weary in doing good, become numb to shootings, and tolerant of widespread violence in our nation. We call ourselves into greater and more energetic care for all people…”
—Mission and Ministry Board statement, 2018


This song was commissioned for National Youth Conference 2022. The video/audio may be used in Church of the Brethren worship services.

Words and music by Jacob Crouse. Performed by Jacob Crouse and Jessie Houff.

Messenger Magazine
  • Man sitting in chair, speaking and gesturing

    A new city

    How is a vision of the shimmering city of God and its open gates helpful to us?

  • Silhouettes of people of different ages against a colorful background

    Generation to generation

    Three essential habits organizations can adopt to overcome generational differences and maximize each generation’s strengths.

  • Steaming loaf of bread on a bread board

    Daily bread

    The words “bread,” “fight,” and “war” have the same root in Hebrew. How is bread related to war?

  • Batwa women dancing and clapping in a potato field

    A song of salvation

    How can we help bring about changes with more staying power than those wrought by weapons of war or commerce?