Through the teaching, the support, and the beliefs of our community, we serve Richmond and the world in various ways with our individual lives:

  • serving on boards,
  • participating in global learning tours,
  • writing books for the National Council of Churches,
  • providing leadership at conferences,
  • preaching in other churches and other countries
  • caring for people in our home neighborhoods,
  • practicing ethics/equality/and niceness in our workplaces and when out and about,
  • supporting local businesses,
  • believing and taking part in practices of sustainability and earth care,
  • sharing life and concerns,
  • crying together,
  • dreaming together,
  • maturing and developing our spiritual and personal lives together.

Our members

  • teach at Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University East, Bethany Seminary, and Earlham College;
  • volunteer at Cope Environmental Center;
  • serve through Brethren Volunteer Service;
  • run a dorm for seminary students;
  • run a dorm for college students;
  • mentor students during their time at seminary;
  • work within our congregation to keep us connected to one another;
  • founded a new movement to unite progressives in the Church of the Brethren
  • work to preserve and promote women’s rights;
  • work to preserve and promote workers’ rights;
  • work to promote the rights of gays and lesbians;
  • work to promote the cause of women in the Church of the Brethren;
  • work to promote the cause of LGBT people in the Church of the Brethren;
  • stand up for civil rights in Richmond, Indiana;
  • work in Church of the Brethren work camps;
  • volunteered in On Earth Peace’s 3000 miles for peace campaign;
  • lead workshops at conferences;
  • donate money to local agencies as well as denominational agencies across the country and world.