Statement of Faith

  • Read our Confession of Faith Summary, which all MVS applicants are asked to affirm.

We emphasize:

  • Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  • Jesus as the model for our service.

We believe that service:

  • is based on following Jesus.
  • involves justice for the poor and weak.
  • demands nonviolence and self-sacrifice as the means for social change.
  • incarnates the unity of words and deeds.

We believe that service is best done in a community of servants committed to:

  • caring for and confronting each other.
  • simplicity.
  • the equality of women and men, young and old.
  • worshiping and learning together.

We believe that our faith is:

  • strengthened and clarified as we confront issues in our work and in our life together.
  • enriched by the diversity of our experiences and viewpoints.

Rooted in the Spirit of Jesus, Mennonite Voluntary Service invites people from varied traditions to join together in Christian service.

"For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ." 1 Cor. 3:11
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