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 about 99,000 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

April 19-22, 2021

This virtual Leadership Summit on Wellbeing for clergy and other church leaders will address relational, physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual wellbeing.

Speakers include Dr. Jessica Young Brown, Dr. Melissa Hofstetter, Dr. Ronald Vogt, Pastor Tim Harvey, and Pastor Erin Matteson

CEU credit is available

Healing Racism Mini-grants

Healing Racism Congregations and Communities Mini-grant Program

Unfolding Grace

National Young Adult Conference

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Christian Citizenship Seminar

Christian Citizenship Seminar


Addressing gun violence


What can we do? (Messenger 2019)


A call for repentance and action on gun violence (Mission & Ministry Board statement)


Stranger or neighbor? (Messenger 2018)

New and Renew Church Planting and Revitalization conference

Conference for Church Planting & Church Renewal

More than 20 sessions to invigorate your calling and passion for ministry.

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