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1999 Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith (current)


Mennonite Brethren have their roots in the Anabaptist-Mennonite movement of sixteenth-century Europe. However, as a nineteenth-century renewal movement, Mennonite Brethren blended Lutheran Pietism and Baptist Evangelicalism with their Anabaptist roots. For Mennonite Brethren, their confessional statements functioned as a public testimony of what they believed, based on their understanding of the Christian Bible. The Confession of Faith (CoF) serves as an outline for instruction, church polity, and discipline.

The 1999 CoF has 18 articles: 1) God; 2) Revelation of God; 3) Creation and Humanity; 4) Sin and Evil; 5) Salvation; 6) Nature of the Church; 7) Mission of the Church; 8) Christian Baptism; 9) Lord's Supper; 10) Discipleship; 11) Marriage, Singleness, and Family; 12) Society and State; 13) Love and Nonresistance; 14) The Sanctity of Human Life; 15) Stewardship; 16) Work, Rest, and the Lord's Day; 17) Christianity and Other Faiths; and 18) Christ's Final Triumph.

Below is a table of the 18 articles in the 1999 Confession of Faith (currently in effect), with links to Commentary (com) and Pastoral Application (pa) on each article (Confession of Faith: Commentary and Pastoral Application [Winnipeg, Man.; Hillsboro, Kan.: Board of Faith and Life and Kindred Productions, 2000]).

In 2021, the delegates at the CCMBC June Assembly approved a revision of Article 8 on Christian Baptism. The table below includes the revised version.


Click a link below to open a .pdf file, or use the search bar to search for a keyword within these files.

Name Size
Name Size
01com 0.1 MB
01pa 0.2 MB
02com 0.1 MB
02pa 0.1 MB
03com 89 KB
03pa 0.1 MB
04com 0.1 MB
04pa 0.1 MB
05com 100 KB
05pa 0.1 MB
06com 96 KB
06pa 93 KB
07com 0.1 MB
07pa 96 KB
08com 2021 64 KB
08pa 2021 0.1 MB
09com 0.1 MB
09pa 0.1 MB
10com 97 KB
10pa 86 KB
11com 0.1 MB
11pa 0.1 MB
12com 0.1 MB
12pa 0.1 MB
13com 93 KB
13pa 0.1 MB
14com 0.1 MB
14pa 0.1 MB
15com 97 KB
15pa 0.1 MB
16com 0.1 MB
16pa 0.1 MB
17com 0.1 MB
17pa 0.1 MB
18com 0.1 MB
18pa 0.1 MB
Confession Of Faith All 18 Articles 2021 0.8 MB
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