What’s a Mennonite?

Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after Menno Simons, an early prominent leader of the Anabaptists. Anabaptist groups cover a wide range including the Amish, the Hutterites, the Brethren, and the Mennonites. While there are some differences between these groups, all of them emphasize the centrality of Jesus Christ to understanding the Scriptures, a “literal” interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount (we believe Jesus actually intends for us to follow His teachings now – not just in heaven), peace, nonviolence, justice, believer’s baptism, and committed discipleship.

If you’re unfamiliar with Mennonite Christians and want to learn more, this article and the accompanying links at Third Way Cafe may be helpful.