The Brethren commitment to following biblical truth began in 1708 near Schwarzenau, Germany, when a small group of Christians committed themselves to following Jesus and the Word of God, no matter what the cost. Since 1939, the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (dba Charis Fellowship 2017) has perpetuated that passion, believing that every word in the Bible comes from God and gives us direction and hope. Through the scriptures, we learn to have a personal relationship with God, to experience biblical community, and to work together to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ world-wide.

Today, the Charis Fellowship is part of a multi-national network of churches whose values are defined by that pursuit of biblical truth, biblical relationships, and biblical mission. In the U.S. and Canada, the Grace Brethren movement consists of congregations in more than 250 cities, 11 national and cooperating ministries, and 23 cooperating districts. Outside of North America are nearly 3,000 Grace Brethren churches, hundreds of new church starts, and an ever-growing number of cooperative ministry initiatives.

For more information about the Charis Fellowship, see or contact Tim Hodge, Fellowship coordinator,

(574) 269-1269,, or Box 384, Winona Lake, IN 46590.