Mennonites have been around for almost 500 years. Early leaders rejected the state church’s control over peoples’ lives. Mennonite ideas and insistence on separation between church and state are equally important today, when some governments in the global community attempt to suppress the rights of individuals and non-conformist communities. Today, you won’t recognize most Mennonites by how they dress. But you will find vibrant Mennonite congregations scattered throughout rural areas, small towns and large cities across Canada, and throughout the world.Vision Statement of Mennonite Church Canada:
God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ
and, by the power of the Holy Spirit,
to grow as communities
of grace, joy and peace
so that God’s healing and hope
flow through us to the world.