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Shared Beliefs and Values: EVANA Network embraces the teachings of the Confession of Faith in Mennonite Perspective, 1995. God is the creator of all that exists. The Bible is our fully inspired and trustworthy guide for who God is, what God is doing in the world, and how we can live as God's people. Scripture also exposes the sin that holds us and our world captive to the forces of evil. We can find salvation through Christ alone.  Through the atoning and victorious work of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection we may be reconciled to God.

All who open themselves to the Holy Spirit’s transforming power can experience forgiveness, healing, new life, and a new community of peace and joy. As baptized believers, we proclaim and live out Jesus Christ’s good news in a broken world. We gather regularly to worship and celebrate, discern God's will, give and receive counsel, bear one another's burdens, and be sent into God’s mission in the world. We seek to be peacemakers and wise stewards of the resources God has given us. Though we often fall short of God’s plan, the church is the foretaste and instrument of God's reconciling activity in the world. We look forward to the day when Jesus Christ will return to make all things new.

Mission:  EVANA Network invites people to faithful living in Jesus Christ by forming and enabling congregations to be healing and sending communities.

Vision: EVANA Network seeks God’s direction in calling out and sending forth a growing, ethnically diverse community of believers, empowered by the Holy Spirit to transform the world and to be transformed through Jesus Christ’s reconciling work.

Congregational Qualities: EVANA Network believes that certain shared commitments are essential for participation in God’s mission.  EVANA seeks congregations that:

We recognize that as a provisional partner congregation of EVANA Network, we are ambassadors.  We represent Christ, the Christian church, EVANA Network, and ourselves to everyone.  By signing below, we acknowledge that we adopted this rule of life within our congregation as we explore joining with EVANA Network.

Signed: __________________________________________ Date: ___________________________

(Congregational chair)

Signed: __________________________________________ Date: ___________________________

(Lead Pastor)