What We Believe
The "mb" in our name is an abbreviation for Mennonite Brethren.
Our church is part of a network of Mennonite Brethren churches across the country and around the world. MBs are Christians who have roots in the "anabaptist" movement during the Reformation in the 1500s and have a history of striving to live in a way that aligns with what the Bible says. Watch this 15-minute video to learn a detailed history.
When you visit us, you will NOT find people who appear even vaguely Amish!
You WILL find a friendly environment where all are welcome. Our teaching is relevant and Biblically grounded. Our 8:30 classic service features traditional hymns and classic worship choruses, while our two contemporary services at 9:45 and 11:00 feature rock and modern worship music. We place a high value on serving others, and we're doing our best to live out God's values within the current culture of Wichita.
Our beliefs define not only what we think, but how we live. As a Mennonite Brethren church, we affirm the "Confession of Faith of the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches." Here is a summary of our core beliefs:
- We believe in one true God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We believe the Bible is the true Word of God and the completely dependable guide for faithful Christian living.
- We believe our sin breaks relationship with God, and salvation (forgiveness) is experienced by sincere faith in God's grace as displayed in Jesus Christ's death and resurrection. Jesus alone is Savior.
- We believe individuals who make a personal confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord should be baptized and make a commitment to a local group of believers.
- We believe the Church is comprised of believers who are called to worship together, love each other deeply, and hold one another accountable for a Christ-like walk of faith.
- We believe God calls Christians to share the Good News of Jesus with the world.
- We believe God wants us to be peacemakers and agents of reconciliation in our families, churches, communities, nation, and throughout the world.