Office of Church Relations

The Office of Church Relations is part of the Institutional Advancement division at Elizabethtown College and is a bridge between the College and the Church of the Brethren districts—Atlantic Northeast and Southern Pennsylvania. The term “bridge” implies a connection between the college and the church, with the goal of improving communication, mutual respect and support, and interaction. This office also relates to other church offices throughout the Church of the Brethren denomination as needs and issues arise. The Young Center is another bridge; its mission is to foster and promote the scholarly study of Anabaptist and Pietist groups.

The roots of Elizabethtown College are firmly planted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren. The Brethren values of peace, justice and human dignity are central to the College.