Nurture Commission

For a list of Commission Members please click HERE

The Nurture Commission shall provide opportunities and encouragement for Christian education within the congregations of the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren. The commission shall also facilitate, support and advocate for the spiritual, emotional, physical and relational health and vitality of the district’s congregations.

Under the umbrella of NURTURE are the ministries of …




Providing opportunities for Women in our District to fellowship and grow in their faith through a Spring Fellowship Day and a Women’s Camp held in August each year at Camp Swatara.

View the Women’s Fellowship page and the ANE District Calendar of Events for more information or to register.




There are many District activities for junior and senior high youth.  The fall brings a retreat for the Junior High, and a Barn Party.  Winter provides fun at the Senior High Retreat, and the Junior High Lock In.  In the Spring, we join together for a day of service within the ANE District.

View the Youth page and the ANE District Calendar of Events to find out more about each activity, and how to register your youth group!

Join our Facebook group!





Older Adults

The Older Adults committee organizes Spring and Fall district-wide events.  They also support attending the bi-annual National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) usually held in September.  Check the Older Adults page and the ANE District Calendar of Events for more information, or contact your congregation’s representative!  We would love to see you.




The Nurture Commission is also responsible for Christian Education.  The District provides training through the commission, or often refers other training to several of our partner training centers.

Take a look at the ANE District Calendar of Events for upcoming events!


For Resources regarding Leadership, Child Protection, and Christian Education, see our Christian Education Resources page.