We are a family of Christians who are connected through Christ and have committed to serve him together. At our core are both Anabaptist and Evangelical roots. These roots are the basis for our Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith which is our authoritative guide for biblical interpretation, theological identity, and ethical practice. Mennonite Brethren beliefs are represented by the following five essentials.
In all settings and to all questions, MB’s have responded with, “What does the Bible say?”
CHRIST IS THE CENTER AND SOURCE OF OUR LIFE
We understand the Bible to be read through the eyes of the New Testament because Christ has come as God’s ultimate self-disclosure. Furthermore, Christ is both our Savior and the model of how we are to live.
THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL
When we put our faith in Christ, a process of transformation takes place. Not only do we believe that such faith will allow us to one day spend eternity in heaven, but it also removes the barriers between God and ourselves, gives us peace within, and sets us on a path of living as reconciled people in our world.
THE CHURCH AS THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH
Entrance into its membership occurs through confession of faith in Christ and baptism upon that confession. We see ourselves responsible to support, encourage, and hold one another accountable in our journey of faith. We cannot become mature believers without other parts of the body of Christ.
SHARING THE EFFECT OF JESUS IN OUR LIVES
The evangelistic impulse has been strong among Mennonite Brethren from the beginning. The desire to plant new churches and be involved in seeing friends and neighbors come to know Christ has strongly.