The Church of the Lutheran Brethren (CLB) is a family of 123 congregations in the USA and Canada, with 1,500 daughter congregations in Cameroon, Chad, Japan, and Taiwan now organized into four national church bodies.
The CLB, as a denomination, exists to serve congregations in their obedience to the Great Commission, locally, nationally and internationally, as seen in Matthew 28:18-20. For the first 50 years of CLB history over 50% of denominational funds were spent on overseas missions, living out the vision that was in the founders’ hearts. Today the people of the CLB are experiencing a growing desire to reach out to our local communities and to plant more congregations in North America. The prayer of our congregations is that the Lord will use us who have received grace through faith, to be centers for spiritual life. We believe this is God’s primary way of bringing truth and meaning to a broken world.
CLB Mission Statement
In response to God’s person and grace, we worship Him with everything we are in Christ, serve one another in Christian love and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all people.
CLB Vision Statement
We see God stirring in our church a fresh passion to reach beyond our own comfort to all people among whom God places us. We embrace God’s mission to bring the life-changing Gospel to unreached people in Asia and Africa, and we sense God convicting us to more intentionally reach out to people who live in our midst in North America as well.
Hillside is part of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren synod and as such, we partner together with other CLBA churches in mission. Go to CLBA.org to learn more
Lutheran Brethren Seminary
Serves the church and the world by preparing students for a life of ministry in God’s mission and for equipping His people to serve in His mission.
North American Misson
Focuses the efforts of the CLB in church health, church planting and church revitalization.
Work to fulfill the Great Commission by sending missionaries to Japan, Taiwan, Cameroon and Chad.
A synodical organization that serves CLB women in our regions with opportunities for teaching and encouragement, projects and giving opportunities.
5th Act Church Planting
An affiliate organization with a mission to see CLB churches planted in the urban centers of North America.