1963 Confession of Faith
The Mennonite Confession of Faith (1963) forms the basis for our statements of belief and practice. We recommend a thorough acquaintance with the principles and standards contained therein.
The Anabaptist Vision
The spirit and purposes of the sixteenth century Anabaptists were succinctly set forth by Harold S. Bender in this 1944 essay. He identifies three core concepts and foundational tenets of our faith as Discipleship (The essence of Christianity is to follow Jesus Christ in all aspects of life), Community (The church is a voluntary community that is based on true conversion, commitment to holy living, and separation from the world), and Non-resistant Love (In all human relationships the true Christian refuses force, violence, and harm).
Position and Policy Statement
The position and policy statement is intended to be a requirement for BMA pastors and congregations.
Divorce and Remarriage
An article by Pastor Allen Roth, entitled "Do Divorced and Remarried Persons Need to Separate? Adultery: An Act or a State?"
Assessment of Unity
The purpose of this form is to measure the level of unity and commitment to the standards of the Biblical Mennonite Alliance, and thus prevent drift within the organization. It is also used to identify compatibility of prospective members.
Present Day Concerns
As Christian pilgrims in an alien society, we find ourselves under constant pressure to compromise our principles and standards. In order to strengthen and safeguard the beliefs and practices of the Alliance, we urge careful attention to these issues.
In February 2011, BMA officially adopted the 1987 Danvers Statement prepared by The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood as our official policy on gender issues in the home and church.
The Constitution of the Biblical Mennonite Alliance
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