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

Annual Conference
June 30 – July 4, 2021

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Go to Feb 27 online worship service videos

Info/registration: Ministry Association pre-conference event

Registration is open!
Pentecost Offering 2021

Pentecost Offering

“When the Advocate comes . . . the Spirit of truth . . . will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify.”
~John 15:26-27a

The Pentecost Offering of the Church of the Brethren highlights our passion for calling and equipping fearless disciples and leaders, renewing and planting churches, and transforming communities.

2021 worship resources

Church planting and renewal conference

Church Planting & Church Renewal
May 13-15, 2021

Conference information and schedule

Resource library (password protected)

What Will Be the New Normal?

Moderator’s Town Hall

May 19. CEUs! Details: www.brethren.org/webcasts

Healing Racism Mini-grants

Healing Racism Congregations and Communities Mini-grant Program

Unfolding Grace

National Young Adult Conference

May 28-31 Virtual Event

Get info & register

Essential characteristics

All interested U.S. Church of the Brethren members are asked to respond to this survey from a Global Communion committee.

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 daily themes, preachers, and additional information at www.brethren.org/noac

$100 per person, $150 for couples

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