Peace for Your Soul

Before entering the ministry, I was a salesman. I worked for a company that sold home décor to little “mom and pop” shops across the Midwest. We sold figurines, clocks, and Christmas ornaments. I...

Peace that Divides

On Christmas Day 1863, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, sitting before a table in Cambridge, Massachusetts, took up his pen and paper. His heart was filled with despair. A few years earlier, his...

Light in the World

Let me tell you about Derrick Hayes. While in the Oakland-San Francisco area on a youth mission trip with Atonement Lutheran Church of Fargo, North Dakota, our group decided to go out for ice cream...

Undeserved Mercy

When I was introduced to him, John was only one bad “fix” away from death. John had been actively using drugs since the age of nine. His father introduced him to drugs and alcohol to calm him down...

Called by the Prince of Peace

Isaiah prophesied that the Prince of Peace would reign over his kingdom. In the New Testament we discover that this Prince would not establish his rule with armies and weapons but through followers...

A Disciple-Making Movement

Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

The Church of the Lutheran Brethren (CLB) is a family of 116 congregations in the United States and Canada, with 1,500 daughter congregations in Cameroon, Chad, Japan and Taiwan now organized into four national church bodies. The CLB, as a denomination, exists as a disciple-making movement—serving congregations in obedience to the Great Commission, locally, nationally and internationally.

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Lutheran Brethren Seminary

LBS is called by the Church of the Lutheran Brethren to serve the church and world by living in and preparing others to live in the blessing of the Triune God and His call to participate in His mission of grace to bless all nations in Christ.

North American Mission

NAM seeks to plant churches and revitalize congregations. The Church of the Lutheran Brethren is served by a NAM Director and Associate Director seeking to enhance health and growth opportunities within our churches.

LB International Mission

LBIM brings the good news of Jesus Christ to people who have no indigenous church through which the Gospel can be spread. We currently have missionaries in Chad, Japan, and Taiwan working among unreached people groups.

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