Christian Brethren (Brethren Assemblies)

The Christian Brethren, also known as the Plymouth Brethren or Open Brethren, came from a Protestant Evangelical movement in England and Ireland during the1820s. Some early leaders include John Darby, George Muller and even later, D.L. Moody was influenced by the Brethren. They have fellowship rather than membership, no paid clergy (rather a plurality of leaders) and no official church name. There’s a high degree of communication and fellowship while maintaing similar doctrines and practices. They are committed to conservative Christianity.

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