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Who We Are
Shalom Mennonite Church is a member of the Central Plains Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA. Committed to a common life of discipleship under the lordship of Jesus we meet to worship God and encourage one another in faithful living in a fallen world.
Sharing the historical values of Anabaptist thought we seek to apply them in a manner that respects both the individuality of the person and the insight available from one another. We seek to be engaged with the world through practicing Kingdom values in the world. We seek to enact the Kingdom preached by Jesus in Eau Claire, Wisconsin through: Demonstrating our love of God by loving all people; Acting justly and living peaceable lives of nonviolence; Practicing reconciliation and demonstrating humility; Inviting others to join us in our life of discipleship.
Shalom Mennonite Church is comprised of women and men from a variety of different backgrounds who share an identification with the Anabaptist tradition of faith and practice. Some of us were raised in Mennonite homes but others were raised in the Reformed, Catholic or Lutheran traditions. Some of us were raised with no religious tradition.
Representing a wide span of generational, geographical, ethnic and experiential diversity, we seek to respect difference even within our shared unity. Open and honest discussion is valued, recognizing that we are called to support one another in our shared call to discipleship and not to "judge another man's servant." Respectful listening, honest sharing and in-depth discussion of the issues which impact how we live out our faith in the world are parts of who we are.