Giving Tuesday

2020 Annual Report

Learn about about thirteen Brethren forerunners of the faith! 52 playing cards, plus instructions. Fun for all ages.

Online learning

Brethren Academy now offers clergy the opportunity to view and report on prerecorded webinars and other educational events for CEUs.


  • information
  • financial resources
  • materials for parents
  • online worship
  • and more

By hearing their stories, we share their burden of tears. By seeing their faces, we witness an enduring faith and a commitment to nonviolence.

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 some 111,000 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

Messenger Magazine
  • Adult hand holding baby feet


    One of the Hebrew words for compassion is rechemim, directly derived from rechem, the Hebrew word for “womb”

  • Arrows that say "Lies" and "Truth" pointing in opposite directions


    When authenticity is sacrificed, part of us is struck dead

  • Purple flower buds


    It was a dumping ground ... until someone saw beyond the garbage.

  • Messenger Radio

    Barbara Daté and Joanna Davidson Smith minister to us in the two final episodes in the Speaking Truth to Power series