Can I join a Mennonite church, even if I didn't grow up Mennonite?
What changes would I have to make to join a Mennonite church?
Would I be welcome in a Mennonite church?
I've been asked these questions and many more, which is why I was excited to review We Sought and Found, a book compiled by Russ and Wendy Boyd.
Ten people share the stories of their spiritual journeys that brought them into a conservative Mennonite church. A couple of these writers I knew personally but most were unknown to me. Some were young when they first interacted with the Mennonites, maybe through Sunday School. Others spent many years searching for God and a place they could fellowship with believers before God led their path to the Mennonites. Some have been part of the Mennonite church for only a few years and others have been Mennonite for fifty years or more and are watching their great-grandchildren.
But each of these first-generation Mennonites have in common a desire to seek the Lord with all their heart and find a church where they could grow in Christ.
If you want to learn more about the Mennonites, I'd recommend We Sought and Found. It will give you a glimpse from real-life testimonies of those who have chosen to to be Mennonite.
I'd also highly recommend the book for those whose ancestors have been part of the Mennonite church for generations. You will learn to better appreciate your church and also how to welcome seekers who visit your church.
You can purchase We Sought and Found at Christian Light Publications.
(I was given a free review copy of this book but all opinions in this review are my own.)