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.

About us

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Earthquake damage in Haiti. Photo by Moliere Durose

Brethren Disaster Ministries is partnering with the Haitian Church to support their earthquake response. Find out how to help.


Living Letters: Annual Report 2021

National Older Adult Conference

National Older Adult Conference 2021

“When we focus on our God of hope we can find joy and peace in our daily lives.”

Find links to recordings (registered attendees only) at www.brethren.org/noac

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COVID-19 worship habits survey

Many congregations responded to COVID-19 by offering online gatherings.

All Church of the Brethren congregations—whether they offer online worship or not—are encouraged to complete this 5-minute survey.

Healing Racism mini-grants

Healing Racism Mini-grants

Healing Racism Mini-grant applications from congregations and communities affiliated with the Church of the Brethren USA will be received until October 15.