Timeless Love

It would be the last time the young pastor would visit the old man, and there was something heavy on the old man’s heart. He had spent the last few months in physical pain, but that was not what...

Gathered in Christ

“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority...

Backwards Grace

The grace of God is backwards. It does not make any sense. At least that is how things look from the world’s perspective. If you want something in this world you must work for it—you put in the time...

“I Am With You”

It’s been wedding season in our extended family, with two of our sons and two nephews marrying in the last nine months! I had the privilege of officiating all four. At the last wedding, Sam and...

Christ Goes With You

Has life ever caused you great doubt? What do you do? Where do you go? There are times when we are crying out saying, “Dear Lord, I have no idea what to do. Please show me the way.” This last year...

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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Shared Ministries

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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