Different Paths

Making a lifetime commitment to the Bruderhof must be a voluntary decision. The call to follow Christ in full community of goods is a vocation, and as such it is not for everyone. After graduating from high school, young people who have grown up in our communities are encouraged to take time to discern God’s will for their lives. Many choose to stay and work with us. Others set out on their own to find their life’s calling.

Young people who leave our communities are supported by a Resource Office, which offers practical assistance and advice. Some get involved in charitable work with organizations such as L’Arche, Save the Children, and Habitat for Humanity. Others may pursue a career. But whatever their path in life, our prayer is that young people from the Bruderhof find God’s will in a life of service to others and that they make a positive impact on society.

Below are some videos and blog posts from folks who grew up on the Bruderhof but then moved on to find their own vocation.

Blog Posts

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other is wings.”