Phone Number: 804-288-6439
Address: 7612 Wanymala Road, Henrico, VA 23229
Email: wrcob@wrcob.org

Hours:

Sunday School: 9:45am – 10:45am
Sunday Worship: 11am
Office: Monday thru Friday 9am – 2pm

Who are the Brethren?

Background

We take our name from a New Testament word “Brethren,” a word that describes communities of men, women, and children given over to living in Jesus’ way of compassion. The Church of the Brethren began out of German Pietism in 1708, with the desire of reformers to more fully follow the teachings and example of Jesus. We subscribe to no formal creed or rules, but see the New Testament as our guide to faith and practice. We affirm many basic beliefs of other major denominations as we seek to encourage partnership with Christians and persons of good will through local, state, national and world religious councils. We are partnered with autonomous Church of the Brethren groups in other parts of the world, including the Ekklesiyar’ Yan’uwa a Nigeria, a church that now has more members than the Church of the Brethren in the United States.

Beliefs

Brethren uphold freedom of religious choice; living out Jesus’ teaching in both word and deed; the benefit of close fellowship; all members as ministers; basing values on the New Testament rather than society; health for the whole person; honesty in all of life; simple living; nonviolent resolution of conflict, and service to the world. Our vision for serving others has helped seed organizations such as Church World Service, On Earth Peace, Heifer International, and Brethren Volunteer Service. Comprised of 118,000 members in approximately 1,000 congregations, we are one of the three historic peace churches, along with the Mennonites and the Society of Friends.

Brethren encourage the spiritual practices of baptism for those seeking to follow Jesus; anointing for those who need healing; laying on of hands for those engaging in special missions; and love feast meals for those who want to follow Jesus’ example of foot washing, eating together and sharing bread and cup communion.

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Hours:
Sunday School: 9:45am – 10:45am
Sunday Worship: 11am
Office: Monday thru Friday 9am – 2pm

Phone Number:
804-288-6439
Address: 7612 Wanymala Road, Henrico, VA 23229
Email: wrcob@wrcob.org