Name: Brethren in Christ Church
Denomination type: Brethren, River
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Description: The Brethren in Christ Church was founded in Lancaster County, Pa. in about the year 1778 and was an outgrowth of the religious awakening which occurred in that area during the latter part of the 18th century. This group became known as ?River Brethren? because of their original location near the Susquehanna River. The name ?Brethren in Christ? was officially adopted in 1863. In theology they have accents of the Pietist, Anabaptist, Wesleyan and Evangelical movements.