Who are the Brethren?
- Affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, a Christian community
- A church that understands itself to be continuing the work of Jesus: peacefully, simply, and together.
- Believes in doing what Jesus did: helping people meet the practical and spiritual needs of day-to-day life.
- Uses the New Testament as its creed and guide, but no formal creed—we just try to do as Jesus did
- Encourages a faith rooted in relationship with Christ
- Encourages a faith that is respectful of each person’s voice
- Is open to all people as God’s children—our brothers and sisters
When did the Church of the Brethren Originate?
- Originated in Germany in 1708
- A small group of believers committed to practice the teachings of the New Testament.
- One of three historic peace churches, Quakers, Mennonites, and the Church of the Brethren