Foundation Documents

This page contains links to important historical/foundational documents of Mennonite Church Canada. A notation in the General Board meeting minutes of 2001-4 (November 15-17, 2001) states: “CONSENSUS 3 – General Board affirms that Mennonite Church Canada is a successor “owner” of Mennonite Church and General Conference Mennonite Church statements until they are revised or replaced.” Mennonite Church USA has taken a similar action.

These links are helpful for research, verification, and affirmation of key church decisions of the past.

Special thanks to John E. Sharp, Director, Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee for assembling these documents.

The statements before 1997 have been scanned from the Proceedings or Minutes of the Delegate/General Assemblies where delegates of the respective denominations approved them. Other souces are noted. Our thanks to the following Goshen College students, who assisted in the scanning and formatting of documents: --Tim Nafziger, Aaron Lehman, Abby Trollinger, Katie Yoder, Emily Hershberger, and Theresa Wallman.. Also, thanks to Dennis Stoesz, Goshen archivist, who cheerfully retrieves relevant documents upon demand!

More foundation documents are available from the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO). They maintain a searchable database which includes many more historic documents.