Brethren have a long tradition of "gathering around the Word."

Taking the New Testament as our guide, we discuss what Jesus did and why.  Then we try to pattern our own lives after his.

"Where two or three are gathered together in my name," Jesus promised, "there am I in the midst of them." 

We come together - as small groups or larger ones - in loving imitation of Jesus' actions.  At these times, we're especially aware of God's presence.


  • Jesus, the Son of God, came into the world as an example for us to follow

  • in New Testament teachings

  • in salvation through faith in God's love and forgiveness

  • service to others is an essential expression of one's faith

  • in living for peace and reconciliation

  • the church is the fellowship of God's people on earth

We invite you to share with us a different way of living:

peacefully, simply, together.


In the New Testament, the word brethren describes the kinship of men and women who chose another way of living:  the way of Jesus.  The Church of the Brethren, begun almost 300 years ago in Germany, still draws people who want to continue Jesus' work of loving service.

The central emphasis of the Church of the Brethren is not a creed, but a commitment to follow Christ in simple obedience, to be faithful disciples in the modern world.  Our faith emphasizes compassion, peacemaking and simplicity.  We baptize those who seek to follow Jesus; we anoint for healing; and in the Love Feast we reenact the Last Supper, at which Jesus washed His disciples' feet and offered the bread and cup of communion.  Brethren work locally and worldwide to help victims of war, poverty and natural disasters.  We believe that when Jesus showed us another way of living.  He intended it to nourish and hearten the entire human family.


This church is one of 1,100 congregations of the Church of the Brethren, a worldwide denomination. 


219 N Main St

New Carlisle OH 45344


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