Mennonites trace their beginnings to 1525, during the time of the Reformation in Northern Europe. Their name is derived from an early leader, a Dutch priest named Menno Simons. Mennonites opposed state-sponsored religion and re-baptized those who had previously been baptized as infants, resulting in severe persecution. Today Mennonites are known as followers of Jesus who are largely pacifists, although there has been an increase in membership from those of other groups. Mennonites emphasize the importance of Scripture as the guide for living, a sense of community within the church, service and peacemaking. The Mennonite church has become more global in recent decades, but the denomination in the United States is aging, much like other denominations. There is a fairly wide social and theological variety among Mennonite churches, including quite conservative congregations and those that are more progressive.
Websites of congregations within Mennonite denominations or groups. Sites should be particularly Mennonite, and not including other peace churches, such as Quaker or Brethren.
Mennonite retreat and camping centers.
This category is for sites about Mennonite schools of various types.
Local Mennonite congregations with web sites.
For Mennonite churches with web sites rather than Mennonite information in general.
Personal pages of mennonites, their lifestyles and families.
Links that do not fit the other categories of churches, camps, etc, should be included here.