Who Are The Mennonites

Mennonite Church USA is an Anabaptist, Christian denomination with roots in the Radical Reformation of 16th-century Europe. It is the largest Mennonite denomination in the United States with 16 conferences, approximately 530 congregations and 62,000 members. The Mennonite Church today is growing rapidly in many parts of the world, and the majority of Mennonites currently reside in the southern hemisphere. MC USA is part of Mennonite World Conference, a global faith family that includes churches in 86 countries. In the United States, Mennonite Church USA includes people who come from many faith traditions, ethnicities, nationalities and backgrounds.

Mennonite Church USA has offices in Elkhart, Indiana, and Newton, Kansas.

Sharing a Vision of Healing & Hope

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.

We are a diverse community, and one thing that unites us is how we practice our faith in the world…

  • Actively following Jesus is central to our lives.
  • We seek to follow Jesus above nationalism, racism or materialism.
  • We are a historic peace church. We follow Jesus as a peacemaker and believe that we can practice the way of Jesus’ reconciling love in human conflicts and in response to violence.
  • We believe in living simply and in service to others as a witness to God’s love for the world.

      FOLLOW JESUS

      WITNESS TO GOD’S PEACE

      EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMATION

      We are called to extend God’s holistic peace, proclaiming Christ’s redemption for the world with our lives. Through Christ, God frees the world from sin and offers reconciliation. We bear witness to this gift of peace by rejecting violence and resisting injustice in all forms, and in all places.

      #BringThePeace is our prayer inviting God to bring the peace that expands our capacity for empathy, compassion and love that actively seeks to dismantle oppression and violence.

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