An Intro to Anabaptist Theology
Part Three: Community is the Centre of our Living
Teaching Segment by: Brian Bauman
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

The Commons Church Community in Hamilton, Ontario will officially be entering into the tribe of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in the Spring of 2013. To help us understand more about what this means for our little community we invited Brian Bauman of the MCEC to come talk to "The Commoners" about the Anabaptist Theology that the Mennonite Tribe holds so dear. Brian has been journeying with The Commons since 2011 as the MCEC Mission Council Minister. He has been a great resource to our Cohort Leadership team as we sought out a wider faith community to partner with.


The Commons is an urban holistic Christian community that Lives, Works and Plays in the inner city neighbourhoods of Hamilton, Ontario. Quite simply, we are a community of people who are committed to making the Kingdom of God tangible in our neighbourhoods. We believe that people should be able to touch it, taste it, see it, sense it. We want to live the “Good News” wherever it is we find ourselves throughout the week. We seek to be part of the rhythms of our city, to be good neighbours, good friends, and good servants.

We are a community that is defined by our values. The Commons is committed to working together to creatively live out Justice, Hope, Beauty, Authenticity, Truth, Community, and Peace. As we seek to be the community that God is shaping us into, we continually see our values reflected in the life of Jesus and the example that He set during His time on Earth. For us “Commoners”, our values are not just words but rather sign posts that we use to help guide us on our collective journey.

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