The Church of the Lutheran Brethren (CLB) is a family of 123 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 to serve congregations in their obedience to the Great Commission, locally, nationally and internationally, as seen in Matthew 28:18-20. For the first 50 years of CLB history over 50% of denominational funds were spent on overseas missions, living out the vision that was in the founders’ hearts. Today the people of the CLB are experiencing a growing desire to reach out to our local communities and to plant more congregations in North America. The prayer of our congregations is that the Lord will use us who have received grace through faith, to be centers for spiritual life. We believe this is God’s primary way of bringing truth and meaning to a broken world.
CLB Mission Statement:
In response to God’s person and grace, we worship Him with everything we are in Christ, serve one another in Christian love and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people.
CLB Vision Statement:
We see God stirring in our church a fresh passion to reach beyond our own comfort to all people among whom God places us. We embrace God’s mission to bring the life changing Gospel to unreached people in Asia and Africa, and we sense God convicting us to more intentionally reach out to people who live in our midst in North America as well.
More About The CLB
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