What is the Church of the Lutheran Brethren?
It is a fellowship of Lutheran congregations born out of spiritual awakenings and revivals in the Midwest during the 1890s.
Evangelism and missions has always been at the heart of who we are.
It is a fellowship of churches on three continents.
There about 125 churches in the United States and Canada affiliated with the Lutheran Brethren.
There are some 1800 churches and chapels in Cameroon, Chad, Japan, and Taiwan.
It is a fellowship that is unique in Lutheranism.
Because of our stand on church membership, our non-liturgical forms of worship, our belief in the millennial reign of Christ on earth, and our strong emphasis on evangelism and personal Christianity, the Lutheran Brethren Church stands apart from other Lutheran bodies.
Why not just be an independent church?
We are an independent church! Every Lutheran Brethren congregation is completely independent. There is no hierarchical control as there is in many other denominations. Each church is self-governed, owns its own property, calls its own pastors, establishes its own programs, and determines its own affairs. The synod has an advisory function only.
What are the advantages of affiliating with the Church of the Lutheran Brethren?
1. It allows us to identify with other like-minded Christians around the world who are known for their commitment to the Scripture and biblical Lutheranism.
2. It allows our church to participate in a significant missionary enterprise. We are able to partner with other churches in spreading the gospel and planting churches in North America, Asia, and Africa.
3. It enables us to better reach our Minot community—a community largely made up of Lutheran and Catholic people.