Mennonites today trace their beginnings to the early Anabaptists of the 16th Century, who sought to carry the Reformation of the church back to its roots in the New Testament church.

  First Corinthians 3:11 became their motto:  “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”  They held that Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount spell out the basic principles for the Kingdom of God, and all Christians are called to live according to those principles.  Jesus was seen not only as Saviour but also as Lord to be followed in faithful discipleship.  Jesus exemplified for believers how they were to live out their lives in love for all, humble service of the needy and seeking peace and justice for all.