Brethren Bible Colleges are great places to learn more about the Christian faith and the brethren church tradition. If you are interested in exploring more about what brethren churches believe, then you should read the mission statements and statement of faith of each brethren Bible college that you are curious about.
Generally, Brethren churches follow beliefs similar to other Anabaptist groups. The Brethren tradition has three basic belief statements called the Three Negatives. These Three Negatives generally consist of non-conformity to the desires and behaviors of the world, non-resistance and non-participation in war and violence, as well as not swearing oaths, which includes swearing in courts and political pledges. Those who attend brethren Bible colleges should normally expect them to adhere to these values and doctrinal principles. Most Brethren Christians are centered in the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana as well as surrounding areas although congregations do exist in other parts of the United States.
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Bible Colleges
The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches has several hundred churches throughout Canada. While diverse, these churches are commonly united by their anabaptist and evangelical beliefs, as well as their brethren heritage.
There is at least one Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Bible college:
- Columbia Bible College, a Bible college of the British Columbia Mennonite Brethren and the Mennonite Church BC
Mennonite Church Canada Bible College
The Mennonite Church Canada is a theologically diverse mennonite denomination that traces its history in Canada back to 1910. Today, the denomination has churches throughout Canada’s provinces and territories.
There is one Mennonite Church Canada Bible college:
- Columbia Bible College, a Bible college of the Mennonite Church British Columbia and the BC Mennonite Brethren
Open Brethren Bible College
The Open Brethren, or Christian Brethren, began in the British Isles during the 1820s Assembly Movement. Today, the denomination has around 26,000 churches worldwide and is characterized by evangelical theology and missionary commitment. In North America, the Open Brethren are commonly referred to as the Plymouth Brethren even though this term is also used to describe Exclusive Brethren.
There’s one official Open Brethren Bible college in North America:
- Emmaus Bible College, a Bible college of the Open Brethren
More accredited Bible colleges by denomination:
- Anabaptist Bible Colleges
- Arminian Bible Colleges
- Conservative Bible Colleges
- Pietistic and Holiness Movement Bible Colleges
- Protestant Bible Colleges
See all the denominational lists of Bible colleges.