Who We Are
We are a group of believers who come from a variety of traditions and who have found a home in the Mennonite church. Our diversity of backgrounds brings with it a diversity of theologies and perspectives, but we gather around a common love of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. We work to discern together how to follow Jesus more faithfully.
Our community has a family feel. We are intergenerational, and you may come on a Sunday to find one of our youth reading Scripture or one of our elderly members leading music. We greatly value fellowship with one another, and we try to create spaces where we can grow together as a community as well as simply enjoy one another's company. These spaces include: Sunday School for all ages, a bi-weekly "Dwelling in the Word" Bible Study group, church picnics, many potluck meals, and informal time following our worship to catch up and enjoy fellowship with one another. We welcome all to take part in the life of our community!
What are Mennonites?
The name "Mennonite" encompasses many different kinds of worshiping communities. Mennonites come from the Anabaptist movement (Anabaptist means "rebaptizer"), a 16th century movement that developed within the broader Protestant reformation.
There are many descendants of the Anabaptists, and we at Alpha are part of Mennonite Church USA. MC USA has many of the markers that distinguish Anabaptist Mennonite traditions, but the denomination also bears similarities to many Protestant denominations.
If you've worshiped in a Protestant congregation, you'll probably feel comfortable walking into an MCUSA church. While individual MCUSA congregations vary greatly, here are some common core beliefs and values:
We are followers of Jesus, whom we believe revealed God's salvation to the world.
As disciples of Christ, we feel called to live out (as much as possible) God's kingdom-ways in our daily living.
Our discipleship includes commitments to peace and nonviolence, as well as simple living.
We interpret the Scriptures as collective communities, and draw on Scripture to discern God's calling for our lives.
We practice adult or "believers" baptism. This means that we do not baptize infants, but instead baptize a person when she or he is ready to publicly commit their lives to following Jesus and to taking part in the community of faith.
Mosaic Mennonite Conference is a community of congregations and non-profit ministries committed to living like Jesus together. Located in multiple U.S. states and with global connections, we believe God’s design is for all people in all places to flourish and to be transformed by loving, mutual relationships with God and one another.
To see this become a reality, by the power of the Spirit, we shape our lives and our work together around missional, intercultural, and formational priorities.