Recent hymnals have included a wide variety of congregational songs from around the world. These provide new styles of music for use in worship and new ways of expressing the unity of the worldwide church.
Singing has always been a central aspect of Church of the Brethren worship. A recently published hymnal promises to sustain this tradition while expanding the repertoire, musical styles, and instruments used by most congregations. In recent years, the use of the visual arts in worship have increased, and the variety of banners and symbols is now more widespread in Church of the Brethren worship than ever before.