Our congregation is part of the Church of the Brethren, a denomination that seeks to follow the Lord Jesus Christ peacefully, simply, together as we build on our foundation as one of the three traditional peace churches.
We have a heritage of anabaptism and pietism, and our belief that scripture, though meaningful and life-changing for an individual, should be interpreted with the help and support of others. We try to practice forbearance while still holding one another accountable for our words as well as for our actions.
God's Peace and Blessings from the
People of the Ankeny Church of the Brethren
Mostly we try to model our lives after Christ Jesus who ministered to others through his constant presence, humble service and unending love. We are not there yet, but God is at work in us and through us and provides us with lasting meaning and hope in all circumstances of life.