2020 Annual Report

Online learning

Upcoming and recorded webinars


Information, financial resources, materials for parents, online worship, and more

National Youth Cabinet

Nominations due 10/19. More info at www.brethren.org/yya

What does the Lord require?

Read general secretary David Steele’s statement following the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others.

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 some 111,000 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

Messenger Magazine
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    When do our religious traditions amount to nothing?

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    We live in a world obsessed with the self. What does the book of Galatians have to say about that?

  • Messenger Radio

    In the latest episode, Anna Lisa Gross interviews Melisa Leiter-Grandison and Ruthann Knechel Johansen on "Speaking Truth to Power."

  • Racial Justice

    Messenger articles on racial justice from 1963 to the present