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.
Registration for the Ministers’ Association Pre-Conference Event is now open!
National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) registration opens May 1.
Registration is open for:
- Annual Conference
- Children’s Disaster Services 2023 training
- New & Renew Conference
- Christian Citizenship Seminar
- National Junior High Conference
- Young Adult Conference
- summer FaithX experiences
Prayer at a New and Renew conference. Photo courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.
BVS celebrates 75 years
Visit the Brethren Volunteer Service 75th anniversary Facebook group for photos and stories
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.
Playlist: April 2023
Jeff Lennard curated this playlist inspired by the April issue of Messenger.
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!
Plotting the resurrection
"It’s not your fault." "But it is your problem."
Playlist: March 2023
During women's history month, Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred invites us to celebrate female storytellers sharing stories through song
A woman’s place
How can we empower the wisdom of women who are finding a place in God’s community despite barriers?