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Church Affiliation


Bridgewater College is historically affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, a non-creedal Christian denomination grounded in the values of equality, community, simplicity, service and peace as embodied and taught by Jesus Christ. For more infomation on the Church of the Brethren, visit

Many Bridgewater alumni have served in the Brethren Volunteer Service, volunteering their time and skills to work for peace, advocate justice, serve human needs and for creation in the U.S. and around the world.

Bridgewater also has a presence at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference each year. Check the alumni & friends page for details as the conference approaches.

Student Experience

Prospective freshmen and transfer students who are members of the Church of the Brethren are eligible for scholarships.

The Brethren Student Movement, one of several spiritual life groups on campus, is open to all students and meets weekly for fellowship, study, worship and service

Bridgewater students can also volunteer to serve on the Interdistrict Youth Cabinet that leads the annual Interdistrict Roundtable at Bridgewater College for youth in the six southeast districts of the Church of the Brethren.