As described by Mennonite Church USA
Mennonites are Christians
- We believe in the lordship and saving grace of Jesus Christ.
- We yearn to grow more like Christ.
- We believe in the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Mennonites are Anabaptists
- We are neither Catholic nor Protestant, but we share ties to those streams of Christianity. We cooperate as a sign of our unity in Christ and in ways that extend the reign of God’s Kingdom on earth.
- We are known as “Anabaptists” (not anti-Baptist) – meaning “rebaptizers.” The Anabaptist movement began in the 16th Century in Europe.
Mennonites are not a closed group
Mennonites value the sense of family and community that comes with:
- a shared vision of following Jesus Christ
- accountability to one another, and
- the ability to agree and disagree in love.
We are not a closed group. You are welcome to join us as together we follow Jesus and pursue Christ’s purpose in the world. Our vision is one of healing and hope:
- to be followers of Jesus Christ
- by the power of the Holy Spirit,
- to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace,
- God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world.
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