LinksOther useful websites associated with Mennonites and/or Anabaptists
Mennonite Church of the USA (MC USA)
Mennonite Church USA is an Anabaptist
Central District Conference (CDC)
The purpose of Central District Conference is to promote community among congregations, to serve as a resource for pastors and congregations, and to facilitate the reign of God by providing channels through which congregations and pastors may work.
Mennonite World Conference (MWC)
Mennonite World Conference (MWC) represents the majority of the global family of Christian churches rooted in the 16th century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly in the Anabaptist movement.
MWC membership in 2015 included one international association and 102 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ national churches from 56 countries, with around 1.4 million baptized believers in close to 10,000 congregations. About 81% of baptized believers in MWC member churches are African, Asian or Latin American, and 19% are located in Europe and North America.
Supportive Communities Network (SCN) of the Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests
Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship is a member of the Supportive Communities Network as a church that welcomes and affirms LGBTQ individuals. SCN is a program of the Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Interests. It is a network of Mennonite and Church of the Brethren communities who are publically affirming of gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual members. For more information, contact Carol Wise at the BMC office or email email@example.com.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development and peace.
In all our programs we are committed to relationships with our local partners and churches.
As an Anabaptist organization, we strive to make peace a part of everything we do. When responding to disasters we work with local groups to distribute resources in ways that minimize conflict. In our development work we plan with community and church groups to make sure the projects meet their needs. And we advocate for policies that will lead to a more peaceful world.
Learn more about our vision, mission and areas of focus.
We hope you will be part of our work of relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.
Mennonite Education Agency (MEA)
Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) walks alongside Mennonite educational institutions, early childhood through continuing education, providing resources, programing and support to Mennonite schools and teachers empowering them to continue the life transforming work of Mennonite education. MEA ties church and school together that they may maintain a mutually edifying identity. MEA and the schools work together to ensure students receive a quality Anabaptist Mennonite education.
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)
Mennonite Disaster Service is volunteer network of Anabaptist churches dedicated to responding to natural and man-made disasters in Canada and the United States.
Our aim is to assist the most vulnerable community members, individuals, and families who would not otherwise have the means to recover. MDS volunteers – men and women, youth and adults – provide the skills and labor needed to respond, rebuild and restore in the wake of a disaster.
MDS is known for having a collaborative spirit, and we work with other groups including faith-based organizations, local recovery committees, and both governmental and non-governmental agencies. MDS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Mennonite Health Services (MHS)
Mennonite Health Services (MHS) is a not-for-profit organization that supports Mennonite and other Anabaptist faith-grounded health and human service providers in their leadership and strategic direction. We work to expand the capacity of our members, and to help them refine and enhance organizational performance in relationship to their values. To meet these goals, we provide resources and values-based consulting services to members and other not-for-profit, faith-grounded organizations.
A disabilities advocacy organization for Christian faith communities and people of faith. Our roots are in the Mennonite tradition and related churches.
Our Vision: Faith communities are transformed when individuals with disabilities and their God-given gifts and experiences enjoy full inclusion in the Body of Christ.
Our Mission: ADNet supports Anabaptist congregations, families, and persons touched by disabilities to nurture inclusive communities.
Dove’s Nest mission is to empower and equip faith communities to keep children and youth safe in their homes, churches, and communities.
Our Stories Untold (blog)
We are an independent network of people who have suffered sexualized violence, people who love people who have suffered sexualized violence, and people who are just plain fed up with the harm that sexualized violence does in our communities and around the world. We are people who are concerned, specifically, about the spiritual dimensions of sexualized violence and the presence of sexualized violence in communities of faith. Many of us have a connection to the Mennonite church in North America (MC USA and MC Canada), whether we are participating members, former members or are connected in some other way. Those with no Mennonite connection whatsoever are also welcome in this space and in the work we do together.
Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence is a Christian-based, member-owned financial services organization that offers banking, insurance, investments, asset management, financial planning and other financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches.
MennoMedia is an agency serving Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. We publish resources across a variety of platforms for churches and individuals to nurture and grow faith—from an Anabaptist perspective.
We publish books through Herald Press, our established book imprint, and co-publish the children’s curriculum Gather ‘Round with Brethren Press. We also create other resources li…ke the Shaping Families radio program, Third Way Cafe website, the periodicals Purpose and Rejoice!, and many others thought-provoking and uplifting materials.
The agency brings together two historic entities: Mennonite Publishing Network and Third Way Media, each with a long history of serving both the formation and witness programs of the church.
Third Way engages those who seek information online about Mennonites, and serves as a portal for those who seek to live out their Christian faith through Anabaptist values such as simple living, acts of service, and an emphasis on community, justice and peace.
Third Way is produced by MennoMedia, on behalf of the Mennonite Churches of the U.S. and Canada. The Mennonite Church exists in many countries around the world.
The site started in 1998, with a goal of “helping the church be relevant and effective in carrying out its mission using the contemporary media of the age.”
Since its beginning days, Third Way Café has had over a million visitors; has undergone four redesigns; and staff have continued to add new content and try to keep up with the ever-changing Internet landscape
Why is this site called Third Way?
We hope it sounds inviting to anyone exploring things that are different.
Many times we think there are only two choices or options when actually there is a third or alternate way between two choices.
It reflects the fact that Mennonites and Anabaptists are somewhere between Catholic and Protestant on many theology issues–a
third way. If you want to know more about beliefs, visit Who are the Mennonites?
Ultimately we are not so concerned with being Anabaptist, Catholic, or Protestant, but simply being faithful disciples of Jesus!