The following is a statement that was adopted back in 1995 by the Mennonite Church USA and we believe it also captures the core of what our intentions and beliefs are as followers of Jesus:
God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace, so that God's healing and hope flow through us to the world.
To follow Jesus Christ more faithfully, we are called to: enrich our prayer, worship, and study of the Scriptures; offer all that we are and have to God.
To grow as communities of grace, joy and peace, we want to: call and nurture congregational leaders for ministry in a changing environment; practice love, forgiveness, and hospitality that affirm our diversity and heal our brokenness.
To live as people of healing and hope we are committed to: invite others to faith in Jesus Christ; seek God's peace in our homes, work, neighborhoods, and the world.
Taken from Vision: Healing and Hope, 1995 from Mennonite Church USA, Adopted by the delegates of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Church, July 28, 1995, Proceedings, p. 25.