Office of the General Secretary

David A. Steele, general secretary

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Brethren Faith in Action Fund announces grants to congregations and camps (August 28, 2020)

The Brethren Faith in Action Fund has announced recent grants to nine Church of the Brethren congregations and camps. The fund supports outreach ministry projects that serve their communities, strengthen the congregation or camp, and expand the reign of God, using monies generated by sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Read more »


Church of the Brethren Annual Report ‘Living Letters’ is available in three formats (August 20, 2020)

This year’s Annual Report from the Church of the Brethren denomination is now available in three formats: an inspirational video sharing stories from selected ministries, a set of colorful postcards, and the full written report that ordinarily would appear in the Annual Conference booklet. Find the video, the full report, and a “flip” view of the postcard set at www.brethren.org/annualreport . Read more »


Mission and Ministry Board holds July 1 meeting via Zoom (July 13, 2020)

The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren met via Zoom on July 1 for a summer meeting usually held onsite at Annual Conference. Main items of business included setting a budget parameter for core ministries in 2021, approving a revised budget for 2020, other financial matters, and consideration of a new strategic plan for the ministries overseen by the board. Read more »


What does the Lord require? A statement from David Steele, General Secretary, Church of the Brethren (June 4, 2020)

Our hearts break for the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others who have lost their lives due to the color of their skin. Each death represents injustices disproportionately affecting the Black community. Read more »


National Day of Mourning and Lament on Monday, June 1, is a joint effort of faith leaders and mayors (May 30, 2020)

Faith leaders from around the country are working with the US Conference of Mayors to make Monday, June 1, a National Day of Mourning and Lament as the nation surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 people lost to COVID-19. Read more »