Anabaptist Essentials

  • Posted on: 5 November 2018
  • By: stan

Currently being studied in our book study group.

Palmer Becker's book Anabaptist Essentials: Ten Signs of a Unique Christian Faith is a great summary of the Anabaptist way of being church. It outlines 9 themes in 3 sections which describe how Anabaptist differs from other expressions of Christianity. 

Anabaptist Essentials book coverJesus is the center of Our Faith

  • Christian is discipleship.
  • Scripture is interpreted through Jesus.
  • Jesus is Lord!

Community Is the Center of Our Life

  • Forgiveness is essential for community.
  • God’s will is discerned in community.
  • Members are held accountable.

Reconciliation Is the Center of Our Work

  • Individuals are reconciled to God.
  • Members are reconciled to each other.
  • Conflicts in the world are reconciled.

And connecting it all together

  • The Holy Spirit’s work is essential.