1: God

God is known to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Creator who seeks to restore fallen humanity by calling a people to be faithful in fellowship, worship, service and witness.

And the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ will restore, support, strengthen and establish you.  I Peter 5:10

2: Jesus

Jesus is the son of God who showed in his life and teaching how to be faithful, and through his cross and resurrection redeemed the world.

But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.  John 1:12

3: The Church

The church is a community of those whom God’s Spirit calls to turn from sin, acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, receive baptism upon confession of faith and follow Christ in life.

The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has come near; repent and believe in the good news. Mark 1:15

4: The Bible

The faith community, under Holy Spirit guidance, interprets the Bible in the light of Jesus Christ to discern God’s will for our obedience.

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments.  II John 1:6

5: Peacemakers

The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of life so we become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice and share our possessions with those in need.

But love your enemies, do good and lend, expecting nothing in return.  Luke 6:35

6: Gathers Regularly

The faith community gathers regularly to worship, to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and to hear the Word of God in a spirit of mutual accountability.

They devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  Acts 2:42

7: Live in the World

We seek to live in the world without conforming to the powers of evil, witnessing to God’s grace by serving others, caring for creation and inviting all people to know Jesus as Savior and Lord.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…  Romans 12:2
 

-Mennonite Church USA

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