Who are the Mennonites?

Mennonites have been around for almost 500 years. Early leaders rejected the state church’s control over peoples’ lives. Mennonites are named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons. Mennonites are Christians, following Jesus as Lord of our lives. Mennonites value evangelism, building community, service to others, nonviolence and peacemaking.

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.