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

Images of volunteers with the words 'Voices of Peace'

Suggested date: February 5

Upcoming opportunities


FaithX Spring Break 2023 trip registration is open!

Children’s Disaster Services 2023 training registration is open!

New & Renew Conference registration is open!

Christian Citizenship Seminar registration is open!

National Junior High Conference registration is open!

Young Adult Conference registration is open!

Registration for summer FaithX experiences is open!

Registration for Annual Conference opens March 1.

National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) registration opens May 1.

People praying with their arms around each other

Prayer at a New and Renew conference. Photo courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Voices for Peace FaithX 2023 logo

FaithX is a short-term service program through Brethren Volunteer Service that offers weeklong service trips for youth and adults.

Learn about the 2023 Spring Break trip.

Explore the FaithX summer schedule.

We Rise training QR code

Mental Health & Congregations

Discipleship Ministries introduces We Rise International, an Anabaptist-based organization that provides virtual equipping sessions in mental health education, training, and capacity-building for communities and leaders.
CEUs available.

BDM volunteers replace siding on a house
Brethren Disaster Ministries logo

BDM Rebuilding has opened a new project in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.
Photo courtesy of Troy Barnhart

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