We care about this place, this city, this Maumee watershed because this is where we live and love. This is where we seek to be salt and light. This is where we proclaim with words and actions the good news of the Kingdom of God in Toledo as it is in Heaven.
We are heirs of the radical Anabaptist reformation of 16th century Europe. We are a peace church. And we are part of the world-wide Christian church built on the foundation of Christ Jesus. At our best, we Mennonites have always been dreamers who take the teachings of Jesus seriously. We don’t always get it right. We sometimes forget the grace and spirit of God and think it all depends on our hard work and good effort. But we keep dreaming en route to becoming people who are called out of darkness into God’s marvelous light.
We worship Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior, and we seek to live as a new community formed by his life, death, and resurrection. We are called together by God’s Spirit to love God, neighbor, and even our enemies. By God’s resurrection power at work within us, we desire to grow in Christ-likeness, to worship God in spirit and truth, to seek peace, to build justice, to serve others, and to live humbly.
Vision: Healing and Hope
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 seek Christ’s peace in Toledo and beyond
Our guideposts for this:
- Be the church
- Call all to be disciples of Jesus
- Read the Bible through the lens of Jesus
- Live as ambassadors for Christ in our neighborhoods