Contextual Brethren Life
Smoky Row is affiliated with The Brethren Church, a denomination headquartered in north-central Ohio. A historic “peace church,” and current member of the National Association of Evangelicals, The Brethren Church is committed to a “Relational, Missional, Sustainable, Reproducing, & Global” way of life.
We are guided by traditions and values that shape our identity as a Brethren church, but we want to apply these traditions and values in ways that fit our context.
We financially support our denomination at the local and national level, and many of our church members serve on denominational ministry teams. Smoky Row has had a particularly long tradition of helping support Camp Bethany, a north-central Ohio Summer Camp & Retreat Center, and we continue to be committed to the ministry of World Relief, an organization that The Brethren Church has long supported. If you’re interested in some historical information about The Brethren Church, feel free to look here.