MB Beliefs



We believe in God as eternal Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created and sustains the universe. The eternal purpose of God the Father is to create a people who will bring glory to God forever. God alone is worthy of worship.

We believe that God became human in Jesus Christ. Jesus came to restore the world because humans have rejected God in disobedience. Jesus taught and modeled the way of God’s kingdom. He died on the cross, making it possible for us to accept a renewed relationship with God. He rose from the dead, broke the power of sin and death, and frees us to live in obedience to God’s will.

We believe that God the Holy Spirit invites all people to be reconciled with God and to join the global family of faith. Believers confess their faith, are baptized, and join in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and guided by the Bible, members of the church seek to live as followers of Christ and invite others to experience this new life.

As Christians, we look forward to the day when God will once again send Jesus to bring all things under God’s eternal rule.


The MB church emphasizes the centrality of biblical authority, articulating confessions of faith in order to connect scriptural teaching with contemporary discipleship.

The MB Confession of Faith describes how the MB church interprets the Bible for our context and is an authoritative guide for biblical interpretation, theological identity and ethical practice. The Bible is our written authority. As Anabaptists, we believe authoritative interpretation of the Bible is the result of corporate reflection under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The MB Confession of Faith is the result of such a process.


Sidewalk edition

A concise overview of our Confession of Faith introducing MB beliefs and distinctives.

Digest edition

An overview of all 18 articles of our Confession of Faith.

Detailed edition

The full text of our Confession of Faith. This version also contains Scripture references on which the text is based.

Liturgical Readings

These readings are designed for worship services as one way of incorporating the content of the Confession of Faith in prayers, public affirmations, and statements of commitment.

Commentary and Pastoral Application

A 250-page resource based on the MB Confession of Faith, useful for study and preaching. Hard copies and e-pubs are available through Kindred Productions.


Confession de foi de la Conférence canadienne des Églises des Frères mennonites

Confession de foi – Commentaire et application pastorale


Chinese version of the CCMBC Confession of Faith


Profesion de Fe de los Hermanos Menonitas


International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) Confession of Faith

The Canadian Conference of MB Churches is a member of ICOMB, the International Community of Mennonite Brethren. The ICOMB Confession of Faith has been accepted unanimously by all 21 member conferences (in 19 countries) of ICOMB.

More information

For more information about Mennonite Brethren beliefs and our Confession of Faith, please contact the Board of Faith and Life or the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.

You can also order Confession of Faith resources through Kindred Productions.