Today we are observing Mennonite World Conference Sunday. The worldwide movement of Mennonites is extremely diverse, with 243 national groups of churches around the globe. This diversity of Mennonites also holds true in Canada and the U.S. where there are a total of 42 distinct Mennonite groups.
The Mennonite Church USA to which we belong is just one of those 42 North American Mennonite groups. Others include various Amish and Old Colony groups, various Brethren in Christ and Mennonite Brethren groups, Mennonite Church Canada, and others. Although we are all descendants of Anabaptism, we are diverse in theology, ecclesiology, ethnicity, politics, and economics.
- John 17:20 - 23