Looking Back, Living Forward

The five hundredth anniversary of Anabaptism in 2025 gives the church a unique opportunity to celebrate and dream. To celebrate the Spirit’s calling together of diverse people across all boundaries of culture and geography. To dream about how more people can be invited into and participate in leading and shaping Anabaptism’s future. To celebrate how young people have made faith their own for centuries, and to dream how young people today can become even more deeply engaged and empowered to help lead the Anabaptist movement into the future. To celebrate all the ways God has been faithful, and to dream about how we can mend what’s been broken.

MennoMedia invites you to celebrate and dream with us as we embrace the hope and possibility created by this momentous anniversary.As our world continues to evolve and change, the church needs to increase our capacity to offer creative, imaginative resources that inspire people to commit to and grow in Christian faith. MennoMedia’s vision is to lead the way in helping North American Anabaptist Christians experience spiritual renewal by creating fresh, forward-looking resources for Anabaptism’s quincentenary celebration. Each resource will offer spiritual inspiration, connection, education, and invitation to the Anabaptist community and to the broader Christian church.

Possible products for the Anabaptism at 500 project: 

  • Anabaptist Bible with contributions from five hundred Anabaptists around the world
  • Anabaptist Bible app 
  • Children’s products (2–3 books)
  • 365-day devotional that draws on the Bible
  • Photography/story book of Anabaptist witness around the world today
  • Bible study curriculum for adults
  • Bible study curriculum for youth
  • Bible study curriculum for children 
  • Intergenerational activities for congregations
  • Worship series
  • Articles and blog posts
  • “Why I’m Anabaptist” themed books (2–3 products)
  • Podcast series

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