The "Christusbruderschaft" today

God calls into existence the things that do not exist. (Romans 4,17)

”Communität Christusbruderschaft Selbitz“, a Protestant order within the Lutheran church, was founded in 1949 by Mrs. Hanna Hümmer and Reverend Walter Hümmer. The center of the Community is the preceptory in Selbitz, in Upper Franconia (a region in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany). 120 women and 6 men belong to the Community today. The tertiary community of the order comprises 100 people - married couples and single persons.


is the breath of the members' common life. It is practised in manifold ways. Times of common and lone prayer give the day its own special rhythm.

The Sisters and Brothers are aware of their calling

to love God, to live and act by His word and to grow in mutual love. Through them, God wants to come to mankind to instigate their faith in the unconditional mercy of God in Jesus Christ.

The Community orients itself to the three evangelical counsels,

i. e. poverty, chastity and obedience and is thus in line with the tradition of orders of the one Christian Church.


Within and versus the Evangelical-Lutheran Church, the Community lives in ecumenical openness. Relationships exist - partially at an international level - with Anglican, Roman-Catholic, Orthodox orders and communities and also with non-denominational Christian fellowships and communities. Jesus' High Priestly Prayer "that they may all be one" is mission and intent alike.