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The Global Anabaptist Church

The Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition traces its beginnings to the Radical Reformation in the sixteenth century. The early Anabaptists were deeply indebted to both Catholic and Protestant understandings of faith, but they differed with these groups in their emphasis on adult baptism, an ethic of love in all human relations (including enemies), and a view of the church as a community of equal members committed to being disciples of Christ together. In the centuries that followed, the Anabaptist movement took root primarily in Europe, Russia and North America, with its main groups identified as the Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish. During the twentieth century, however, the Anabaptist movement has become a global reality. Today (2009) the majority of the 1.5 million Anabaptist-Mennonites live in southern hemisphere, with active congregations in at least 75 different countries. Take some time to explore where Anabaptist communities exist around the world by clicking on different regions of the world map below. Or if you'd rather, browse through the different branches of the Anabaptist family tree.

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Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is a global faith community in the Anabaptist tradition that links together Anabaptist-related churches and engages other world communions and organizations. Every six to seven years Mennonite and Brethren in Christ conferences and groups gather for a general assembly.

In 2009 MWC included 227 organized Mennonite or Brethren in Christ conferences across 80 countries and six continents. Membership stood at 1,616,126, with 60% of members living in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.


Jesus Village Church (JVC) is one of two Anabaptist affiliated churches in South Korea. Unlike other global Anabaptist communities outside of Europe and North America, JVC is not the result of a mission plant. Rather, JVC began out three years of intensive study by Korean Christian professionals as they tried to rediscover the New Testament Church and implement it in a Korean context. These leaders felt that the Anabatist Church fit what they desired most closely, and in 1996 they started the JVC...


Featured Video: Menonitas de Chihuahua

A variety of different immigrant Mennonite groups live in the Chihuahua state in northern Mexico. Click on the links below to learn more about these groups.

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