Knowing God

My first job was working at a grocery store. I carried out groceries, stocked shelves, unloaded trucks. It was the perfect job for a sixteen-year-old boy. But the thing I want you to know about my...

Ancient Israel, the Law, and Us

Two Distinguishing Marks of Ancient Israel By many accounts, ancient Israel was just like all its near eastern neighbors. Their language had similar origins and their cultural practices looked, in...

Honor and Submit?

Aren’t you thankful for the government? …Awkward silence… Anyone?... Well then… before we get too uncomfortable, let me place that question in context. The sad thing is, it is a valid question, but...

Your Truest Identity

Who are you? In our time (in the North America) there seems to be no shortage of answers one can give in response to this question. For example: “I am a cisgender African-American male married...

Living from the Other Side

A popular song over the last few years is titled, Hello. One repeated line of the song is, “Hello from the other side.” The singer is lamenting that she now sees things differently from “the other...

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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