Project 250 is a set of five priorities to guide BIC U.S. towards our 250th anniversary in 2028.

The Brethren in Christ can trace its history back to the late 1770s in Central Pennsylvania where a small group of believers broke from convention and baptized each other in the Conoy Creek. They had come to realize their understanding of Christian life, focus on scriptural obedience, and passion for discipleship didn’t fit within the faith groups of the day.

Today we stand strong in those same values and are ready to pursue the call God has placed on us. Looking towards the future, we asked our leaders and pastors to pray and reflect on how they would like to see BIC U.S. grow and step into God’s calling in the coming years. We identified five key priorities from their feedback that will guide us towards our 250th anniversary in 2028.

  1. Reaffirming Our Identity as a Community of Christ-Followers
  2. Making Lifelong Disciples
  3. Multiplying Missional Congregations, Movements, and Leaders
  4. Increasing Global Awareness and Impact
  5. Growing to Reflect the Demographic Realities of Our Communities

To learn more about the priorities of Project 250, click the button below.


Demographic Data from MissionInsite

We have partnered with MissionInsite to provide our congregations with demographic research and data about their communities.


The Fall 2022 issue of Shalom! entitled “Learning to be Good Neighbors” highlights how congregations around the U.S. have used MissionInsite tools to better understand and reach their communities.

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Q&A with Alan Robinson

Read our conversation with national director Alan Robinson about how he hopes these priorities will shape the denomination in the coming years.

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