Churches in Other Countries
From its beginnings in the United States, the United Brethren denomination now has churches in 17 countries. This expansion has occurred in three ways:
1. Missionaries from North America pioneered churches in countries with no United Brethren presence. Most of our original overseas churches started this way.
2. Conferences outside of North America pioneered ministry in countries with no United Brethren presence. For instance, Honduras started the ministry in Nicaragua and El Salvador, and Nicaragua went on to start work in Costa Rica. Hong Kong started the work in Thailand, and partnered with the US to begin churches in Macau.
3. Churches in a country with no UB presence chose to affiliate with the United Brethren denomination. Examples: Haiti, Mexico, Guatemala, and Germany.