Zion Mennonite Church is a member of the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference, and by that relationship also a member of Mennonite Church USA. The 1995 Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective is the current statement of our historic faith within the Anabaptist tradition. We also encourage you to visit the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society's Website. The PNMHS just recently opened their new building located by Zion Mennonite Church at 6030 S. Whiskey Hill Road Hubbard, OR 97032-9406.
The following table is a list of Mennonite affiliated agencies; you may browse the table or use the search box for a keyword search.
|Hope Village||Hope Village, Inc., was founded in 1983 by members of the Zion and Calvary Mennonite Churches for the purpose of developing a community in Canby, Oregon in which people age 62 and older can live with social, spiritual, recreational, educational, and health services available to them. Our mission is to demonstrate Christ's love by giving older persons the opportunity to live in a community with dignity and purpose by providing a continuum of living options and supportive services.|
|Mennonite Village||A 275-acre community in a rural setting, Mennonite Village provides living
spaces for all levels of retirement – just a short drive from Corvallis, Salem, or Eugene. With an award-winning executive chef and beautifully landscaped grounds, Mennonite Village is an inclusive, all-faith community of amazing people. We provide a variety of nonprofit residential and health care services designed to meet the changing needs of people age 55+.
|The Civilian Public Service Story||This site tells the story of nearly 12,000 conscientious objectors to war who chose Civilian Public Service in World War II. At the heart of the site rest the names of those men, the communities from which they entered, and the camps in which they served.|
|Mennonite Central Committee||Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. |
|Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship||The mission of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) is to be an interdisciplinary community of Anabaptist health professionals that seeks to nurture the integration of faith and practice, provide opportunities for dialogue on health-related issues, and address specific needs through education, advocacy, and service.|
|Mennonite Women USA||Mennonite Women USA is the women’s organization of Mennonite Church USA. Mennonite women are all ages and belong to many races and ethnic groups. We meet in Bible study groups, during seminars, mission and service groups, one-on-one in friendships, and at retreats. We are women who juggle work, family, and spiritual growth yet seek to be part of faith circles that fit our needs.
MISSION: Our mission at Mennonite Women USA is to empower women and women’s groups as we nurture our life in Christ through studying the Bible, using our gifts, hearing each other, and engaging in mission and service.
VISION: Mennonite Women USA invites women across generations, cultures, and places to share and honor our stories, care for each other, and express our prophetic voice boldly as we seek to follow Christ.
|Mennonite World Review||Mennonite World Review is an independent journalistic ministry that has published a newspaper since 1923. Serving Mennonites and the global Anabaptist movement, MWR also publishes this website, including The World Together blog. All are owned by Mennonite World Review Inc., a nonprofit corporation based in Newton, Kan.|
|Mennonite Nurses Association||Mennonite Nurses Association (MNA) was one of two predecessor organizations that joined to form Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship.|
|Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary||AMBS is a learning community with an Anabaptist vision, educating followers of Jesus Christ to be leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world.|
|Global Anabaptist Wiki||This site, currently under construction, aspires to be the most complete resource available on topics related to martyrdom, costly discipleship, and the challenge of memory among groups in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition.|
|Eastern Mennonite Seminary||As an Anabaptist seminary, EMS has special emphasis in peacebuilding, biblical studies, spiritual formation and theology. We train leaders for Mennonite Church USA, and The United Methodist Church, as well as other denominations.|
|Everence||Integrating finances with faith: Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches.|
|Martyrs Mirror Online||This classic 1660 Dutch book memorializes the godly lives and glorious deaths of European Anabaptist martyrs between 1524 and 1660 and thousands of other early Christians|
|Mennonite Disaster Service||Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States.|
|Mennonite Economic Development Association||Our Vision: That all people may experience God’s love and unleash their potential to earn a livelihood, provide for families and enrich their communities.
Our Mission: As an association of Christians, faithful in daily work and committed to sharing abilities and resources, MEDA creates business solutions to poverty.
|Mennonite Creation Care Network||Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) is a bi-national Christian organization affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA and the Mennonite Church Canada. Our vision includes:
• Congregations that grasp God's love for all the earth.
• Individuals & Households where decision-makers routinely consider environmental impacts.
• Schools, where students of all ages learn to connect with the natural world.
• Church Agencies that choose advocates to keep creation care prominent.
• The Broader Community, shaped by creative approaches to transportation, housing, food, waste disposal.
We welcome anyone who wishes to be part of a faith-based network of people engaged in caring for creation.
|MennoMedia||MennoMedia, an agency of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, seeks to engage and shape church and society with resources for living Christian faith from an Anabaptist perspective.|
|Mennonite Camping Association||Established in 1960, the Mennonite Camping Association serves as a clearinghouse for directing and promoting Christian camping among Anabaptist/Mennonite conferences and congregations throughout Canada and the United States.|
|Mennonite Education Agency||Mission: The mission of Mennonite Education Agency is to strengthen the life, witness and identity of Mennonite Church USA through education. The Mission, Vision, Purposes and Outcomes document was adopted by MEA Board of Directors, October 5, 2003
Vision: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” - Romans 12:2
|Mennonite Mission Network||Our mission: The church is the primary messenger for the transformative mission of God into the world.
Our values: We value the holistic witness of a vibrant church community to minister God’s work.
Our ministry: Our ministries stem from partnerships between individuals, international partners, and U.S. congregations.
|Mennonite Church USA||We welcome you and hope you’ll stay awhile to learn more about us.
• Mennonite Church USA is one of about 40 different Mennonite groups in the United States.
• While we share a common faith ancestry with these groups, we may vary in the way we dress, worship, and relate to the world. Feel free to ask questions!
• More resources with additional information are available through the links.
|Peace & Justice Support Network||The Peace and Justice Support Network (PJSN) of Mennonite Church USA was created during the spring of 2002. This inclusive group is open to anyone who wants to support in a special way Mennonite Church USA's work of peace and justice. Tasks of the support network include:
• creating and keeping clear the vision of peace and justice in Mennonite Church USA
• promoting the expansion of peace and justice through gatherings for inspiration
• providing counsel to Mennonite Church USA agencies and Executive Board
• sharing and publicizing resources for congregations
• communicating peace and justice work to the wider constituency
The vision of the support network is to keep peace and justice central to the mission of the church in the world.
|Third Way Cafe||Third Way Café was created to provide information, both history and present-day thinking from an Anabaptist viewpoint – particularly that of Mennonites. Third Way Café offers more than 3,000 pages of Mennonite information, audio files, video clips, essays, reviews, scriptures and conversation.
Third Way Café was launched in 1998, with a goal of “helping the church be relevant and effective in carrying out its mission using the contemporary media of the age.”
|Who Are The Mennonites||Mennonite Resources and Organizations|
|The Mennonite||The Mennonite is the publication of Mennonite Church USA, which established three purposes for the publication:
1. To provide a forum for the voices within the denomination
2. To promote the ministries of Mennonite Church USA
3. To offer an editorial voice distinct from but collaborative with other leadership voices.
|Mennonite World Conference||Mennonite World Conference (MWC) represents part of the global family of Christian churches rooted in the 16th century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly in the Anabaptist movement. Today, this faith family includes more than 1.7 million baptized believers in 243 national conferences of churches in 83 countries. About 66 percent of the baptized believers are African, Asian, or Latin American.
MWC membership includes 101 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ national conferences of churches with 1.2 million baptized believers, and one international association. About 78 percent of baptized believers in MWC member churches are African, Asian or Latin American.
|Mennonite Colleges, Universities and Seminaries||Colleges and Universities:
Bethel College - North Newton, Kansas
Bluffton University - Bluffton, Ohio
Eastern Mennonite University - Harrisonburg, Virginia
Goshen College - Goshen, Indiana
Hesston College - Hesston, Kansas
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary - Elkhart, Indiana
Eastern Mennonite Seminary - Harrisonburg, Virginia