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Mission Network personnel and grants provide Anabaptist faith resources through teaching and literature, not only for Mennonites, but also for people of many other denominations, and for those exploring a new relationship with Christ. Such associations and centers have become important and visible contributors to the church scene in Tokyo, Seoul, Australia and New Zealand, Brussels, Paris and the United Kingdom. In South America, Mission Network relates with Mennonites who provide written materials and workshops from an Anabaptist biblical perspective in several major cities.
"Jesus answered, 'Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, "You must be born from above."" - John 3:5-7
Mennonites have been challenged and renewed over the past 60 years by a rediscovery of their spiritual roots in the Anabaptist movement of the 16th century and its emphases. An ethic of love and discipleship, the church as a gathered community, the way of peace taught and modeled by Jesus Christ, and a commitment to mission have become central to Mennonite faith and life today. Relating to and encouraging Christians from other faith traditions who today find a similar source of renewal in these Anabaptist emphases is an important part of Mission Network's ministries around the world.
Providing Anabaptist resources in settings where fellowship and hospitality can also be extended has proved an effective and popular way of presenting Anabaptist faith perspectives to Mennonites, other Christians, and seekers. This can happen through regular monthly study groups, seminars on topics of current interest from an Anabaptist perspective, the sale of Anabaptist literature, training in practical peacemaking skills, and worship.