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

Use the menus above to explore our identity and ministries—or sign up to hear from us via email. We have almost 90,000 members in over 800 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

“Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol Him, all you peoples. For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.”
~Psalm 117, NIV

Youth doing volunteer work, Brethren Disaster Ministry volunteers and speaker at conference worship. Text says

Join the celebration on Giving Tuesday, November 28.

Make a gift to our ministries to celebrate now or then at www.brethren.org/givingtuesday.

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Memorial for those who lost their live in the Wildfires on Maui, Hawaii
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Maui Memorial. Photo by Anne Esperanzate

This fall, CDS sent volunteers to Guam, Hawaii, and Maine. In November, they deployed a team in the Chicago area, caring for 51 children of asylum seekers. Please keep praying for children everywhere.