Who are the Mennonites?

Maybe you decided to visit Holmes county to catch a glimpse of the Amish. But aren't Mennonites simply Amish who drive cars? Not exactly.

Mennonites are Christian Anabaptists who are named after Menno Simons (1496-1561), an early Anabaptist leader whose writings helped nurture a persecuted believers. Mennonites hold several important beliefs in common with the Amish including: community, simplicity, adult baptism, peacemaking, and daily following Jesus. These values can look very different depending on the community, and even between churches. 

While many Amish and Mennonites in Holmes County are descended from European immigrants, globally, most Mennonites outside of North America live in countries like Tanzania, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Paraguay, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

While this is a brief explanation, the best way to get to know the Mennonites is to start a relationship with us. For more web resources and information, visit http://thirdway.com/ or click on a link below:

Our denomination
Ohio Mennonite Conference
Mennonite Mission Network
Central Christian School
Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center