Who are we?

In the New Testament, the word "Brethren" describes a community of men and women who chose another way of living: the way of Jesus. the Church of the Brethren, begun three centuries ago in Germany, still draws people who want to continue Jesus' work of faithfulness and loving service.

Neighborhood Focused

Our church was founded to be part of the Ashland Community. From our first service of 100 community members back in September of 1914 through today, our church has been part of the Ashland and Ashland has been part of our church.

A New Testament Church

Brethren believe that God has revealed an unfolding purpose for the human family and the universe through the Hebrew Scriptures (or Old Testament), and fully in the New Testament, which is our guide.

Priesthood of All Believers

Simply put, we believe that every believer in Christ has a purpose and gifts that makes them an important part of the church body. A body is not the head, nor the feet, but an entire collection of parts working together in unity.


Whether the conflict involves warring nations, racial discord theological disputes, personal disagreement, or mere misunderstanding, Brethren listen conscientiously, seek guidance in the scriptures, and work toward reconciliation.
We practice peaceful living.


Continually, though, we try to simplify our lives. Practicing a modest nonconformity, we think carefully about our daily choices. The ideal of simplicity guides our decisions: how will we conduct our business, raise our children, spend our leisure time, tend our natural resource, use our money, and live comfortably without excess and ostentation. 


Whether worshiping, serving, learning, or celebrating, Brethren act in community. Together, we study the Bible to discern God's will. We make decisions as group, and each person's voice matters. During our traditional love feast, we gather at the Lord's table and each summer at the annual conference we convene as a denominational family.

When Do We Meet?

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