About Us

The Mission of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren is to come together in worship and to nurture all people in our congregation. Inspired by the teaching of Jesus, we will use our resources to serve the needs of our brothers and sisters everywhere.

We are a vibrant group of disciples of all ages that yearn to draw closer to God. We value community fellowship, and service outreach.

Our congregation holds the body as the highest authority in the church, however business is guided by called leaders that make up the Church Board. The Board is divided into five commissions, who carry out the work of the church. Additionally, the church is ministered to by a group of set apart deacons.

Music & Worship

Music and Worship Commission prepares opportunities for worship and creates an atmosphere for meaningful worship so that we glorify God through our worship, care for each other, and create an atmosphere of beauty.


Witness Commission is responsible for testifying God's love so that people will know God's love through our affirmation and actions.


Nurture Commission provides Christian education and fellowship opportunities so that our church family will come to know and love God more and build lasting relationships among our congregation.


Finance Commission oversees good stewardship in the congregation so that the congregation is invited to serve God through their resources and support through all stages of life.


Trustees Commission oversees good stewardship in the congregation so that the congregation is invited to serve God through their resources and support through all stages of life.


To become a member, individuals will be invited to make a public profession of faith, and either a letter of membership transfer from another church, or a full-emersion baptisim. A membership/discipleship class is offered periodically and upon request to review church history, polity, and implications of membership in the Church of the Brethren and in our congregation.


Another way of living

In the New Testament, the word “brethren” describes a community of men and women who chose another way of living: the way of Jesus. The Church of the Brethren, begun three centuries ago in Germany, still draws people who want to continue Jesus’ work of faithfulness and loving service.

Continuing the work of Jesus

Though the Brethren as a group have existed for three hundred years, we subscribe to no formal “creed” or set of rules. We simply try to do what Jesus did.

Jesus brought a message of life, love, and hope. But he offered much more than inspiring words: He understood that people’s spiritual needs also include day-to-day human ones — food, health, rest, comfort, friendship, and unconditional acceptance. “I am the way,” he told his followers. He showed them how to trust, how to care, and how to help.

Steadily, lovingly, even radically, Jesus went about saving the world — by serving its people. Because we believe his message, we seek to do the same.


Whether the conflict involves warring nations, racial discord, theological disputes, personal disagreement, or mere misunderstanding, Brethren listen conscientiously, seek guidance in the scriptures, and work toward reconciliation. We practice peaceful living.

Our longstanding commitment to peace and justice includes a deep regard for human life and dignity. Brethren reach worldwide to help repair the ravages of poverty, ignorance, exploitation, and catastrophic events. Along with our faith, we bring food, books, classes, tools, and medicine.

Living peacefully, to the Brethren, means treating each person with the attentive, compassionate respect that all human beings deserve.


Years ago, all Brethren were immediately recognizable because of their plain dress and reserved ways. Today’s Brethren live very much in the world, work in a broad range of occupations, and make use of the latest technology.

Continually, though, we try to simplify our lives. Practicing a modest nonconformity, we think carefully about our daily choices. The ideal of simplicity guides our decisions: How will we conduct our business, raise our children, spend our leisure time, tend our natural resources? How will we use our money, and why? How can we live comfortably, but without excess or ostentation?

For the Brethren, such considerations are not a requirement, but a privilege. As we seek to live intentionally, responsibly, and simply, we find a deep sense of purpose. And we find joy.


Whether worshiping, serving, learning, or celebrating, Brethren act in community. Together, we study the Bible to discern God’s will; we make decisions as a group, and each person’s voice matters.

During our traditional love feast, we gather at the table of the Lord, and each summer at Annual Conference we convene as a denominational family. Because Jesus urged unity, Brethren work alongside other denominations, at home and abroad, in worldwide mission and outreach.

Our congregations welcome all who wish to share with us in another way of living: the way of Christian discipleship, life in community, fulfillment in service.

We live out our faith in community. That community begins in the congregation, but extends also to the district, and to the church as a whole. In other words, the life and work of the Church of the Brethren begins within hundreds of congregations but reaches around the world.