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What We Believe

"The Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren is a Christ-Centered, Bible-Believing and Bible-Teaching Church."

The Brethren grew out of the Pietist movement, who were people who emphasized change in the inward heart, and grew Out of the Mennonite movement, who were people who focused on deeds. In other words, Brethren believed that a saved person became a new person, with a new heart and one that does different deeds than before becoming saved.

The Founders of the Church did not believe in infant baptism, but that baptism was reserved for those who were of the age of accountability and who had repented of their sin, and given their heart to Jesus. Instead of baptizing infants, they consecrated them to the Lord.

Brethren follow Jesus’ example on the night He was betrayed by sharing a Simple Meal called the Love Feast, and then washing one another’s feet after the example of Christ who poured water into a basin, girded himself, knelt down and washed his disciples feet saying he was setting this as an example and that they would be happy when they did this. Believers also share the bread and cup communion as Jesus shared that night with his Disciples.

Brethren accept the New Testament as their rule of faith and practice. They Anoint With Oil those who desire, anointing for the forgiveness of sin, the strengthening of faith, and the healing and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit according to the will of God.

Brethren are peace-loving people, who emphasize peaceful solutions to individual and family and community problems, as well as problems between nations and peoples.

Originally the Brethren dressed in very plain clothes. Meeting houses had two outside doors, one for men and one for women, and each sat on different sides of the building. Today, Brethren dress as others in their areas, and men and women sit together.

The Church of the Brethren is a Protestant denomination of people who believe in the Bible, that Jesus Christ is the Only Savior. They believe in repentance of sin, and salvation by faith in Jesus Christ, and baptism as evidence of faith, and then living a life serving God through the church and in a daily life of prayer, faith and good deeds.

The Church of the Brethren has always been at the forefront of helping people during disaster and crisis, and working for the cause of peace throughout the world.

We believe we are called to go into the world and to make Disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them all Jesus taught.

We believe the church should be a place of worship, and fellowship, and teaching and learning, and should be a light to the world around it. The church should also be a place of joy and happiness.

We look forward to the coming of Jesus Christ to take us home to glory, and realize we have lots of work to do until this happens.

We are a Jesus Team here at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. We are a Christ centered, Bible believing, Bible teaching Christ, who believe Jesus Christ is the ONLY Savior, the ONLY way to Heaven. There is lots of love here. There is lots of talent, and lots of opportunity and lots of joy. We invite YOU to join with us and become part of The Jesus Team here at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren.