In October of 2007, a group of Anabaptist believers in Berne, Indiana, began to “wonder aloud” about beginning a fellowship guided by the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective. We understand confessions of faith as mile markers on our journey, providing us an "updated interpretation of belief and practice in the midst of changing times" (Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, 1995, p. 8). We continue to reference the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective as one of our foundational documents. At the same time, we are open to and grateful for the Spirit's leading into new understandings of faithful witness to the way of Jesus in 2016 and beyond.
This small group met monthly for worship and to ponder the possibilities of forming a new fellowship. Our first formal worship was held in January of 2008, and by August of the same year, we began meeting weekly for worship. The Fellowship seeks to be a Christian community of love and service, sharing the Good News of shalom as we invite people to be followers of Jesus Christ.
Led by the Spirit, we seek to participate in the Kingdom of God, known to us through Jesus, reconciling and restoring all things in Christ. Our mission is to share with others the gift of God's love through worship, witness and life together.
Just like the disciples on the Road to Emmaus, (Luke 24), we recognize that we continue on a journey toward greater recognition of the Spirit of Jesus among us. We are grateful for God's unending gifts of grace and peace as together we share life’s joys and sorrows. We invite anyone who is interested in discovering a faith in an Anabaptist perspective, who is attracted to reflective, engaging worship, and who longs for participation in a committed, caring community, to come and worship with us.