site on churches and mission, beliefs and practice associated with the Christian Brethren (CB) denomination in Western
"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so
great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race
that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of
our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne
Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV
Mission common to churches
associated with Christian Brethren
What are you waiting for?
Get involved in Mission - it's your calling!
"Open Brethren are
noted for their commitment to missionary work. In the earliest days of the
Plymouth Brethren movement, Anthony Norris Groves became one of the earliest
'faith missionaries', travelling to Baghdad in 1829 to preach the gospel and
the Bible without the aid of an established missionary society. Many later
Plymouth Brethren missionaries took the same stance, and included notable
missionary pioneers such as:
George Müller -
founder of orphanages in Bristol, England
Dan Crawford - Scottish missionary to central Africa
James Hudson Taylor - missionary to China and founder of the China Inland
Charles Marsh - missionary to Algeria
Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, Pete Fleming - missionaries to Ecuador
killed by the Huaorani tribe
While the majority
of Open Brethren missionaries do not belong to a missionary society, there are
a number of supporting organisations that give help and advice for
missionaries: in the UK, Echoes of Service magazine, Medical Missionary News
and the Lord's Work Trust are notable organisations. Today, missionaries are
found all over the world, with high concentrations in Zambia and Southern
Africa, Brazil, India, Western Europe and South East Asia."
( Source: Wikipedia
What Will Jesus Ask?
The Lord Jesus won't ask what kind of car you drove - He'll
ask where you went and how many people you drove who didn't have
The Lord won't ask how big your house was - He'll ask how
many people you welcomed into your home.
The Lord won't ask about the clothes you had in your wardrobe -
He'll ask how many people you helped to clothe.
The Lord won't ask how high your salary was - He'll ask if
you compromised your witness and brought shame on His name to obtain
The Lord won't ask what your job title was -
He'll ask if
you performed your job to the best of your ability.
The Lord won't ask how many friends you had - He'll ask how
many people found you to be a true friend.
The Lord won't ask in what neighbourhood you lived - He'll
ask how you treated your neighbours.
The Lord won't ask about the colour of your skin - He'll ask
about the content of your character.
The Lord won't ask how much you suffered - He'll ask how
you reacted to that suffering and sort His strength.
Jesus won't ask why it took you so long to seek salvation -
He'll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, and not to the
gates of Hell.
God won't ask how much time you had on earth and how you enjoyed
it - He will ask what you did with the time you had, and how
much treasure is waiting for you in heaven.
Author unknown. Adapted from the original.
also pleasing about Open Brethren is their commitment to missionary
work. It is estimated, for example, that one per cent of the total
number of members in Brethren assemblies are serving on the mission
field. By modern standards, this is in excess of almost every
Christian denomination. Operation World reports that Brethren
fellowships in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand together
have 1223 missionaries. But, in addition, there are many national
workers as well as workers from other countries involved in world
mission. The position is that several thousand members are currently
working in mission."
( Source: Cult Awareness
& Information Centre by Eryl Davies
Australian Mission Organisations
that Christian Brethren are involved with
partners with churches to educate,
facilitate Christians for
AMT - Australian
Australian Missionary Tidings functions to facilitate the
involvement of Christian Brethren in Australia in this commission.
AMT is a comprehensive service organisation caring for workers
sent out from Christian Brethren churches. AMT provides pastoral
care and practical helps to workers and seeks to educate the local
churches at home of their responsibility in world mission. AMT
represents a worldwide fellowship of workers who are engaged in
evangelisation, church planting and Bible teaching, along with
Bible translation, education, medical care and training of
nationals in Christian ministries.
GLO - GOSPEL
began in 1965. They have grown steadily both in training and in
the ministries they have undertaken. They are based within the
Christian Brethren assemblies and see GLO in partnership with
commending assemblies, assembly missionary service organisations
and national leaders. GLO has developed into an international
ministry and now has almost 200 people world-wide engaged in
various ministries aimed at strengthening and planting assemblies.
Through MMM, teams of volunteers are working to help build up the
kingdom of God
– brick by brick, stone by stone, project by project – as we
support ministries across the world.
It’s the kind
of stuff that literally changes lives …and you can be part of it!
an international mission organisation which supports Christian
ministries by providing building, maintenance and other practical
services. While we design, build, engineer, repair, paint, patch
and generally make sure buildings and facilities are up to
scratch, the ministries we support can get on with the vital work
they are called by God to do. And that makes a real difference to
people’s lives! We operate in some 30 countries including
Australia, the South Pacific, South-East Asia and parts of Africa,
helping a whole range of people, involved in a wide variety of
ministries. These include health, education, outreach, evangelism
and church planting ministries, local church work and other faith
missions. If you’re a practical person who wants to serve God and
enjoy a life-changing experience, MMM is the perfect place for
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that Christian Brethren are
Brethren Conferences on Mission
the remarkable outreach of Brethren churches and missionaries over
the last 150 years, there
are congregations related to the Brethren movement in over 120
countries in the world. There
are more than 20,000 such congregations with an attendance of
perhaps 2 million people each
Sunday. In some countries, these local churches have seen
remarkable growth in recent years, both in
terms of numbers of churches and overall numbers of people involved.
The purpose of the
International Brethren Conferences on
Mission (IBCM) is to bring together every four years the
national leaders of local churches connected with the Brethren
movement across the world for spiritual reflection, fellowship and,
we pray, renewed experience of the Lord. The overall goal is the
mutual encouragement of leaders in the movement in the different
countries. To encourage the development of regional conferences with
similar objectives leaders from Brethren churches throughout the
world are welcome at the conferences.
CONFERENCE 2011 - Audio Sessions on MP3
for God full-time is a noble
and viable career option!
The harvest is ready,
but the workers are few. The time is short.
16th May 2012 - Click box for more details