Mennonite Church USA (www.mennoniteusa.org)
Christ Community Church is a member congregation of the Central Plains Conference of the Mennonite Church USA. “Mennonite” is a nickname for a Christian reform movement that emerged in Europe during the widespread political and spiritual upheaval of the 16th century. These reformers came from both Protestant and Catholic backgrounds and sought to revive a deep commitment to the Way of Jesus among all Christians. Mennonites are characterized by strong commitments to nonviolence, social justice, and community life. Most importantly, Mennonites believe that Jesus’ life of suffering love is exemplary for all Christians. There currently are nearly 1 million Mennonites in 60 countries worldwide.
“Bridgefolk” is a contemporary movement of sacramentally-minded Mennonites and peace-minded Catholics who meet regularly to discuss how both traditions can learn from each other. They seek to make Anabaptist-Mennonite practices of discipleship, peaceableness, and lay participation more accessible to Roman Catholics, and to bring the spiritual, liturgical, and sacramental practices of the Catholic tradition to Anabaptists.
Ekklesia Project (www.ekklesiaproject.org)
(Ekklesia is the Greek word for “church.”) The Ekklesia Project is a network of Christians from numerous traditions who enjoy a peculiar friendship rooted in their common love of God and the Church. They are convinced that to call themselves ‘Christian’ means that following Jesus Christ must shape all areas of life. With deep gratitude for God’s ongoing grace, they are unapologetically God-centered, church-centered, peace-centered – and political.
North American Association of the Catechumenate (www.catechumenate.org)
The NAAC is an ecumenical organization which provides training and support for churches engaged in the process of making Christian disciples through baptism. The catechumenate (i.e. “catechism”) is an ancient process of faith-formation that has been reclaimed for 21st-century people who have little or no previous association with the Christian faith.