Plans have already begun for the next Brethren World Assembly. It will be held July 18-21, 2013, at the Brethren Heritage Center, Brookville. Ohio, and will follow the theme
Robert Alley of the Church of the Brethren is chairing the planning committee. Other members are: Tom Julien, Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches; Gary Kocheiser, Conservative Grace Brethren; Milton Cook, Dunkard Brethren; Jeff Bach, Church of the Brethren; Mike Miller, Old German Baptist Brethren-New Conference; and Brenda Colijn, The Brethren Church.
Several members of the Grace Brethren family have been invited to participate in the Assembly, treating both historic and present aspects of Brethren spirituality. Throughout our history, the Grace Brethren have sought to express their spirituality in a three-fold commitment: to biblical truth in the Scriptures, to biblical relationships in the Church, and to biblical mission to the world.
The Brethren World Assembly, held every five years, is a function of the Brethren Encyclopedia Committee. In 2008, The Brethren World Assembly was held in Schwarzenau, Germany, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Brethren movement.