The 1998 Act of the Manitoba Legislature entrusted CMU’s mission, Board, and programs to the ‘Mennonite community’—which includes the individuals, congregations, and denominations from assorted Mennonite conferences as well as an ecumenically diverse community of individuals and groups.
The Shared Convictions of Mennonite World Conference* is a formal statement through which this mandate is given expression and which connects CMU with Anabaptist/Mennonite bodies world-wide.
By the grace of God, we seek to live and proclaim the good news of reconciliation in Jesus Christ. As part of the one body of Christ at all times and places, we hold the following to be central to our belief and practice:
In these convictions we draw inspiration from Anabaptist forebears of the 16th century, who modeled radical discipleship to Jesus Christ. We seek to walk in his name by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we confidently await Christ's return and the final fulfillment of God's kingdom.
Adopted by Mennonite World Conference
General Council, March 15, 2006
*Mennonite World Conference consists of the majority of the global Christian churches rooted in the 16th century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly in the Anabaptist movement. MWC membership in 2015 included over 100 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ national church conferences from 56 countries.
Students from many denominations study at CMU. Formally, CMU is related to two church bodies: Mennonite Church Canada and the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba. CMU connects with many more denominations through particular programs and partnerships.
Learn more about the mission and activities of these denominations by visiting their web sites.