“The mission of the church . . . does involve a concern for the poor, the sick, the needy, the oppressed, the problem of all human relations — all of this in the context of the message that without the shedding of blood is no remission of sins, that with the application of the blood of Christ through faith in him, lost humanity can be restored to the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
— Arthur M. Climenhaga, twentieth-century Brethren in Christ bishop, missionary, and president of Messiah College.