About being Mennonite

God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace, so that God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world.

Non-Creedal

Churches in the Mennonite / Anabaptist tradition aren't Creedal but rather Confessional. The broader Mennonite church uses a commonly agreed on Confession of Faith to guide our beliefs and practices. We view this Confession as a living document that is not set in stone for all time (like a Creed) but can be revised from time to time as the Spirit leads.

The Values of Mennonite Faith

Mennonites belong to a larger family of traditions called "Anabaptist" (meaning rebaptizer) for their belief in faith as a conscious choice rather than the outcome of an infant baptism.  Opposing the practice of infant baptism was only one of the ways in which the Anabaptists transformed the church.  Commitment to non-participation in military and the refusal to act violently became cornerstones of seeking to practice a faith that took seriously the desire to follow Jesus, and has moved Mennonites into peace-making and advocating for justice.

From the 16th century to now, Mennonites and other Anabaptist Christians have held these convictions:

1. Jesus is the center of our faith.

2. Community is the center of our lives.

3. Reconciliation is the center of our work.

As a Mennonite Church, we participate in associations with other Mennonites.  See who are friends and partners are here.