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Introduction
Summary Statement
Articles:
7. Sin
8. Salvation
9. Church
10. Mission
11. Baptism
12. Lord's Supper
13. Foot Washing
14. Discipline 
15. Leadership
16. Order & Unity
17. Discipleship
18. Spirituality
19. Marriage
20. Truth & Oaths
21. Stewardship
22. Peace 
23. Government
24. Reign of God 

 

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Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, 1995
Mennonite Church USA


 Articles

1. God
2. Jesus Christ
3. Holy Spirit
4. Scripture
5. Creation and Divine Providence
6. The Creation and Calling of Human Beings
7. Sin
8. Salvation
9. The Church of Jesus Christ
10. The Church in Mission

11. Baptism
12. The Lord's Supper
13. Foot Washing
14. Discipline in the Church
15. Ministry and Leadership

16. Church Order and Unity
17. Discipleship and the Christian Life

18. Christian Sprituality
19. Family, Singleness, and Marriage
20. Truth and the Avoidance of Oaths
21. Christian Stewardship
22. Peace, Justice, and Nonresistance

23. The Church's Relations to Government and Society
24. The Reign of God

Summary Statement, Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective.


Adopted by the delegates of Mennonite Church General Assembly, and of the General Conference Mennonite Church Triennial Session, July 28, 1995, Wichita, Kansas. Mennonite Church USA, formed by the merger of these two groups, has adopted this confession as its statement of faith. Copyright © 1995 by Herald Press Scottdale PA 15683. Used by permission. Order print copies of Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, and Summary Statement, Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, From Herald Press, Scottdale, Pa. Worship resources based on this confession, and translations are also available.

Mennonite Church General Assembly action: "To approve the articles and summary statement of the Confesson of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective and commend them to areas conferences, congregations and denominational ministries as their statement of faith for teaching and nurture in the life of the church; we further endorse the commentary as helpful clarification and illustrative applicaton of the articles in the confession. We ask the Committee* and the Mennonite Church and General Conference Mennonite Church General Boards to consider the counsel given and to approve a final draft of the confession for the church." (Proceedings, pp 27-28.)

*Members of the Inter-Mennonite Confession of Faith Committee: Marlin E. Miller (co-chair), S. David Garber, Beulah Hostetler, Samuel Lopez, Ann Weber-Becker, Helmut Harder (co-chair), Lois Barrett, Heinz Janzen, Jake Tilitzky and Ted VanderEnde.


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