So, What is a Mennonite?

We admit it; the term can sound archaic or clannish.  Mennonites are a Christian faith group that began in the 16th century.  We didn't name ourselves.  We were trying to be faithful Christians in the midst of the fights and conflicts of "official Christendom".  We thought - perhaps naively - that Christians should look and act like Jesus.  After all, that is what the term "Christian" means:  "Little Christs".  This teaching and practice was not well-received at the time, nor is it popular today.
 
Currently there are over one million members world-wide.  Mennonite beliefs and practices vary widely, but following and acting like Jesus in daily life is a core value.  Menno Simons was an early prominent leader and eventually the group became known as "Mennonites" because of his name.

For a brief summary of beliefs adopted by Mennonite World Conference, see Shared Convictions.

Mennonites are not the only ones who are concerned about authentic Christianity.  (Nobody likes a hypocrite - especially a religious one!)  God is working in all of his people in order that our lives may not discredit the work and majesty of Jesus.  Here are some of the encouraging blogs and sites that we are watching.  We hope that they can encourage you to get to know Jesus as Lord and Saviour, and to have the joy of following him in life too:
 
 
(more to come ...) 
 
 Whether you’re doing a project for school, just surfing the web, trying to find out more about the history of the Mennonites, or searching for answers to faith questions: we’re glad you’ve dropped in. We hope you’ll find the answers to your questions, and let us know if we can help you.