The individual follower of Jesus Christ
It starts where it starts: the individual follower of Jesus Christ. Mennonite Church USA wouldn’t exist without the individual people who respond to God’s call.
Local congregations are communities in which individuals can find support for their efforts to live out their faith, share their joys and sorrows with each other, learn about and discuss biblical teachings, and discern together what it means to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. In local congregations, individuals can pool their resources of time, abilities and money to join in God’s work in the world in ways they could not do alone. Likewise, through participating in area conferences, congregations can connect with each other and pool their resources so that they are able to do more than they would be able to do alone. Search local congregations.
All Mennonite Church USA congregations belong to one of 16 area conferences, each of which has a distinct culture. Some conferences are organized as regional districts, while others are organized based on historical ties or theological similarities. Conferences help congregations share resources for Christian nurture and worship, pastoral and lay leadership, witness and evangelism, justice-making, peace–building and church planting. Conference gatherings offer opportunities for individuals representing congregations to hear from each other and see the bigger picture of God’s activity in the wider church, as well as to discern together ways to be engaged in what God is doing. Visit the map and list of area conferences.
Denominational body: Mennonite Church USA
Mennonite Church USA is the denominational body made up of area conferences. We provide congregations with a direct link to the larger ministries and constituency groups of the denomination, which exist to help local faith communities embody the message of Christ’s love, peace and reconciliation.
Global faith family
Mennonite Church USA is part of Mennonite World Conference, a global faith family that includes more than 2.13 million baptized believers in 86 countries.
Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA share a written agreement to maintain intentional partnerships in areas of mutual interest. The Joint Executive Committee reviews this covenant annually. Click here to read the Joint Executive Committee Covenant