Join us in our mission.
Joining with Christ in God’s work.
Who We Are
We are an Anabaptist congregation, a Christ-centered people who live and bear witness to the
message of peace, love and wholeness in Christ. With God’s help, we commit to walking the way of
Jesus together so that all may grow and flourish in life and faith. We celebrate and enjoy the full
richness of Christ’s body by welcoming all who seek to accompany us in God’s work.
Who We Hope to Become
We strive to articulate a Jesus-centered understanding of scripture. Through corporate and individual
Bible study, prayer and worship we seek to deepen our relationship with God and each other.
We seek to celebrate the diversity among us by learning to agree and disagree in love. We desire to
practice hospitality in creative and graceful ways. We seek to live as a safe and loving community not
bound by barriers of age, race, ethnicity, mental health, physical and intellectual disabilities, or
gender. We desire to grow in our ability to honor the image of God residing in those who identify as
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, and extend to them all of the privileges
and responsibilities of church membership.
We seek to develop, teach and practice a sexual ethic based in a just and mutual accountability, a
commitment to mutual well-being, and a shared desire to grow together more fully into the image of
Christ. We intend that our most intimate relationships be covenanted and monogamous, so as to
reflect the faithful love of Christ for the Church, and the never-ending love of God for the whole of
We seek to become practitioners of peace and justice within our congregation, and advocates for
peace and justice in our world. We seek to create and maintain a safe and nurturing environment for
our children. We want to learn how to be good stewards of the gift of land that we inhabit, while
acknowledging our debt to those who came before. We seek to become better equipped to
acknowledge when we fall short, and more courageous in following the call of the Holy Spirit when
it takes us places we’d rather not go. We desire to understand and undo the harm caused by the sins
of racism, sexism, patriarchy, homophobia and greed.
We desire to be ready to respond in faith to new ministry opportunities both locally and globally. We
seek to humbly bear witness to the good news of Christ, gracefully sharing with our neighbors in a
spirit of Christ-like love and respect.
We want to remember that this document, and our congregation, are works in progress. We trust that
God is not yet done with Landisville Mennonite Church. We eagerly await the next phase in the
transforming work of the Holy Spirit among us. While we acknowledge that change and growth may
be uncomfortable, we seek to live faithfully into whatever future God has for us.