Thursday, April 01, 2021

Message from the Waggys

A committee of the Global Church of the Brethren Communion has developed a survey and asks that all interested Church of the Brethren (CoB) members in the US respond. This will also be sent in Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole to CoB denominations of those language groups. The survey names 19 characteristics that some identify with the CoB. The intent is to receive feedback from across our 11 country denominations as to which of these are considered essential, important, or irrelevant to the individual respondent.

The committee believes that this survey can lay the foundations for intentional ongoing dialogue among the worldwide CoB on our theological and denominational identity, and strengthen ties between the sister churches.

Results will inform discussions between these CoB denominations (in Brazil, DR Congo, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Nigeria, Rwanda, Spain, Uganda, the US, and Venezuela) in order to develop criteria for what bodies might be included in this global fellowship in the future, as there are many inquiries for affiliation.

The data may also provide information about areas for more emphasis in education. For example, if a high majority of the respondents say trine immersion is irrelevant, what might that tell us? To see the survey and enter your responses please follow the link below.


We strongly encourage you to answer the survey and in this way contribute to the Global Church of the Brethren Communion. Please complete the survey by the end of April.