Who We Are

"True evangelical faith is of such a nature it cannot lie dormant, but spreads itself out in all kinds of righteousness and fruits of love; it dies to flesh and blood; it destroys all lusts and forbidden desires; it seeks, serves and fears God in its inmost soul; it clothes the naked; it feeds the hungry; it comforts the sorrowful; it shelters the destitute; it aids and consoles the sad; it does good to those who do it harm; it serves those that harm it; it prays for those who persecute it; it teaches, admonishes and judges us with the Word of the Lord; it seeks those who are lost; it binds up what is wounded; it heals the sick; it saves what is strong (sound); it becomes all things to all people.

Menno Simons

Although we come from a wide variety of backgrounds, with a range of beliefs and theological perspectives, our faith is rooted in the Anabaptist vision of 16th century Europe inspired by a fresh interpretation of the New Testament Gospel that holds the promise of salvation for all who choose to follow Jesus.

We believe that Jesus is at the centre of our faith, community is at the centre of our life, and peace, nonvilolence and reconciliation are at the centre of our faith lived out.

We believe in voluntary adult baptism upon confession of faith.

We believe in a covenantal membership and commitment to a community that holds us accountable to our faith and to each other as brothers and sisters in Christ.

We believe in the idea of the "Priesthood of all Believers," where all members hold equal authority on matters of faith and governance.

We believe in being a welcoming, supportive and inclusive community.

We believe in building the family of God through participation in local, provincial, nationals and worldwide church bodies:

Edmonton Mennonite Ministerial
Mennonite Church Alberta
Mennonite Church Canada
Mennonite World Conference

We join with other Edmonton Mennonite churches and give ongoing support to projects started together, most notably the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, the MCC Thrift Store and Village Goods Edmonton (formerly Ten Thousand Villages).

We support relief arms of the church, namely Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), both financially and through volunteer time.

We are part of the Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network and support the Annual Remembrance Day Peace Walk.

We sustain our identity through supportive connections with:

Our church camp - Camp Valaqua
Our church schools - Rosthern Junior College and Canadian Mennonite University
Our church seminary - Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

We gather for participatory worship, inspired by scripture, and expressed in word and music.

"Come walk with us, and join in the song!"