May 1, 2008

Six "Brethren" Bodies at 300

Terry White on his blog, BMH Editor's Blog, recently carried a post - Who ARE The Brethren - with a capsule summary as prepared by Dr. Dale Ulrich of the Brethren Encyclopedia Board.

The summary includes these six bodies and their relative membership size in the year 2000:

  • Church of the Brethren: 135,000
  • Fellowship of Grace Brethren: 28,400
  • The Brethren Church: 13,100
  • Old German Baptist Brethren: 6,000
  • Conservative Grace Brethren: 2,200
  • Dunkard Brethren: 1,000