Midland Church of the Brethren

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The Church of the Brethren is ... first of all, a Christian Church.
     Anabaptist, that is we baptize people as adults or youth old enough to make their own decision about faith and discipleship (and sharing some of our roots with the Mennonites, Amish, and Baptists). 
     Pietist, that is we emphasize a personal relationship with God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit) and active participation in worship, holy living, and Christian service (and sharing roots with the Quakers, the Salvation Army, and the Methodists).
    The founders of Heifer International (formerly called the Heifer Project) and SERRV, members of Christian Churches Together, charter members of the National and World Councils of Churches of Christ and many other ecumenical organizations such as Church World Service.
     One of the three Historic Peace Churches (we teach that all war is sin and believe strongly in Christians working to promote peace and good will among all of God's people) along with the Quakers and the Mennonite/Amish family.
     Non-creedal, that is we have no creed or written statement of faith that every member must promise to adhere to, instead claiming simply that the New Testament is our guide for both belief and practice.
      

Our Vision

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Midland Church of the Brethren seeks to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which brings hope to all people:

We seek Peace; with God, with others, and within ourselves.

As good Stewards of God’s gifts, we value simplicity above status and people above possessions.

Because God so loved the world, we love one another, our enemies as well as our neighbors, through ministries of Compassion and Servanthood.  We are a welcoming Christian Fellowship that is supportive of all individuals and families.

Because education is important to us, we offer traditional Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.  Midland Christian Academy, an outreach ministry, instills Christ-like values and provides quality education for preschool through middle school children.

We have no creed but the New Testament.  We follow Christ our Savior in our worship and in our daily lives.  We seek to embrace virtue and reject sin in our lives.  We remember God’s Grace, which offers forgiveness of sin and assurance of salvation.   

Join us in continuing the work of Jesus:

Peacefully, Simply, Together.

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Midland Church of the Brethren * 10434 Old Carolina RD
Midland * Virginia * 22728
540-439-3016

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