Church Relationships

Relationship to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Disciples-of-Christ-LogoBrite Divinity School is related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in many official and unofficial ways. It reports biennially to the Plenary Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest. It is a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Council on Theological Education of the Higher Education and Leadership Ministries. Many of the administrative officers, faculty and students of Brite Divinity School serve the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at the local, regional and general levels.

Ecumenical Spirit and Relationships
Brite Divinity School embodies an ecumenical and open spirit. Dedicated denominational programs and recognized partnerships provide the foundation for formation in various traditions and the coursework needed for ordination and admittance to a number of Protestant denominations. Brite’s student body is diverse and while most students are from mainline Protestants backgrounds, they represent more than 25 different denominations. This interaction in classrooms and through fellowship provides a deeper understanding of the different faith traditions they will encounter in ministry. Faculty and students are engaged in local, state and national ecumenical organizations and programs.

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