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Mennonite World Conference

The Mennonite World Conference (MWC) began in 1925. It adopted new vision and mission statements in 2003, defining itself for the first time as a "communion" and "community" of churches.


Vision:

Mennonite World Conference is called to be a communion (Koinonia) of Anabaptist-related churches linked to one another in a worldwide community of faith for fellowship, worship, service, and witness.


Mission:

MWC exists to (1) be a global community of faith in the Anabaptist-tradition, (2) facilitate community between Anabaptist-related churches worldwide, and (3) relate to other Christian world communions and organizations.


Programme:

Bilateral theological dialogues, Faith and Life Council, Peace Council, Global Mission Fellowship, Global Youth Summit, Young Anabaptist-Mennonite Exchange Network, Global Gift Sharing, Global Church Sharing Fund, Global Mennonite and Brethren in Christ History Project, World Fellowship Sunday, Anabaptist-Mennonite Shelf of Literature. Through its programmes, MWC stands in solidarity with churches in situations of suffering, crises, or conflict.

 

Organization:

Member and associate churches appoint delegates to the general council that meets triennially and elects the executive committee. A global assembly convenes regularly. Assembly 14 met in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (August 2003). Assembly 15 will meet in Asuncion, Paraguay (July 2009). MWC maintains a general secretariat, currently based in Strasburg, France.

The Mennonite World Conference has 95 member churches, representing 1,051,806 Christians (baptized adults) in the world. Three Mennonite churches are members of the WCC, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany and The Netherlands.

Periodical:
Courier/Correo/Courrier (quarterly)

Website: http://www.mwc-cmm.org/
Member Of: Moravian and Historic Peace Churches
Associate Member Of:
Members:
(Within the WCC membership)
Churches:
Other Members:

Africa

Church of the Mennonite Community in Angola

Evangelical Church of Mennonite Brethren in Angola

Evangelical Mennonite Church in Angola

Evangelical Mennonite Church of Burkina Faso (Associate)

Community of the Churches of Mennonite Brethren in Congo (RDC)

Evangelical Mennonite Community (DRC)

Meserete Kristos Church Eritrea (Associate)

Meserete Kristos Church (Ethiopia)

Ghana Mennonite Church

Kenya Mennonite Church

Brethren in Christ Church (Malawi)

Nigeria Mennonite Church

Grace Community Church of South Africa

Mennonite Church of Tanzania

Brethren in Christ Church (Zambia)

Brethren in Christ Church (Zimbabwe)


Asia:

Australian Conference of Evangelical Mennonites

Conference of Mennonite Churches in Hong Kong (Associate)

Bharatiya General Conference Mennonite Church Kalisiya (India)

Bharatiya Jukta Christa Prachar Mandali (United Missionary Church) (India)

Bihar Mennonite Mandli (India)

Brethren in Christ Church Orissa (India)

Brethren in Christ Church Society (India)

Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches in India

Mennonite Church in India

Evangelical Church of Tanah Jawa (GITJ) (Indonesia)

United Muria Christian Churches of Indonesia (GKMI)

Jemaat Christian Synod Indonesia (JKI)

Nihon Kirisuto Keiteidan (Japan)

Nihon Menonaito Kirisuto Kyokai Kaigi (Japan)

Tokyo Chiku Menonaito Kyokai Rengo (Japan)

Jesus Village Church (Korea, Associate)

Integrated Mennonite Churches (Philippines)

Fellowship of Mennonite Churches in Taiwan


Caribbean:

Belize Evangelical Mennonite Church

Brethren in Christ Missionary Society (Cuba)

National Mennonite Council Divine Light (Dominican Rep)

Mennonite Evangelical Conference (Dominican Rep)

Jamaica Mennonite Church

Mennonite Church of Trinidad and Tobago (Associate)


Europe:

Association of Evangelical Mennonite Churches of France

Council of Mennonite Churches in Germany

Federation of European Mennonite Brethren Churches (Germany, Associate)

Evangelical Mennonite Church of Italy

Swiss Mennonite Conference (Anabaptist)

Association of Mennonites and Brethren in Christ of Spain (Associate)

British Conference of Mennonites (Associate)

 

Note: The Association of Mennonite Churches in Germany (Vereinigung der Deutschen Mennonitengemeinden), which is part of the Council of Mennonite Churches in Germany, is a member church of the World Council of Churches.

Associate Members:
(Within the WCC membership)
Other Associate Members: