Relationship to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Brite Divinity School is related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in many official and unofficial ways. It reports biennially to the Plenary Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest. It is a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Council on Theological Education of the Higher Education and Leadership Ministries. It receives financial support through the denomination’s Church Finance Council. Many of the administrative officers, faculty and students of Brite Divinity School serve the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at the local, regional and general levels.
Ecumenical Spirit and Relationships
The student body is interracial, international and ecumenical. While the largest numbers of students at Brite are Disciples and United Methodists, more than twenty-five different denominations are represented in the student body. Faculty and staff are active members in eleven different denominational/religious bodies. The ecumenical spirit is also strengthened by Brite’s membership and participation in the Council of Southwestern Theological Schools embracing eleven Protestant and three Roman Catholic institutions. Faculty and students are engaged in local, state and national ecumenical organizations and programs.