Many of our beliefs mirror those of other Christian denominations, but because we place a strong emphasis on Jesus’ teachings we do differ in a few major areas. Essentially, our main distinction is that Jesus is central to understanding the Scriptures and that we must take His teachings seriously if we choose to follow Him. The most well-known distinction is probably our belief that we are called to live at peace with all people and choose to respond to violence with love instead of more violence.
Since we have a range of beliefs in our church (although all are very similar at the core level), it’s probably safest to say that we fall somewhere between the 1963 Mennonite Confession of Faith and the 1995 Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective.
Most importantly, we believe that following Jesus is as much about action as it is belief. We don’t believe we’re saved by the good things we do, but we do believe that real faith in Jesus will show itself in our lives as good works as we become like Him. Feel free to contact us if you have questions!