Mennonites are an Anabaptist group that was birthed out of the 16th century radical Reformation. The name “Mennonite” comes from Menno Simons, an early leader and former Dutch priest known for emphasizing the biblical foundations of the faith and living out a witness of peace in a tumultuous world.
The Mennonite faith tradition has always had a strong understanding of scripture as resource to inform life and faith, placing special emphasis on the teachings of Jesus. Other distinctions important to past and present communities include commitments to the baptism of adults and to the separation of church and state.
Peace, justice, simplicity, community, and service are values that we are known for today.