WHO WE ARE
Evana Network is a movement of pastors and churches who want to see God's kingdom come through the power of Jesus Christ. Our common ground is an evangelical Anabaptist theology, as articulated in our network covenant. Our common vision is to see Jesus bring transformation to our local communities.
HOW WE STARTED
In January 2015, more than 170 Mennonite and Anabaptist leaders, representing 75 congregations, met to pray and discern about forming a new Anabaptist/Mennonite ministry network with a strong evangelical commitment. During two days of sharing and listening, several common themes emerged: a desire to move into mission together, for empowered and accountable leadership, for renewed focus on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the Great Commission which defined the early Anabaptists, and renewed emphasis on church planting, community engagement, and leadership development.
Our vision is to see local churches focus on community transformation by deeply engaging with the local community; seeing God's heart of love for broken people; and responding with healing presence, radical hospitality, and strategic compassion.
WHAT ANCHORS US
Evana provides a home for men and women seeking to covenant together around the primacy of Jesus, obedience to Scripture, and bold evangelism. Our covenant is based on the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, 1995. The four C shapes in our logo point to the four C's that are primary to our identity.
Confessing Jesus Christ as our Savior and the Bible as authoritative in our lives.
Submitting to God and others in accountable relationships that foster obedience.
Caring for people with self-sacrifice and love.
Sent by the Holy Spirit's power to evangelize, heal, and make disciples in Jesus' name.
OUR CORE VALUES
Jesus Christ is the heart of our faith and cornerstone of our lives.
We submit to the Bible as the authoritative guide for our lives.
We embrace the Anabaptist commitment to peace and nonviolence, with lives marked by discipleship, community, and evangelism.
We are passionate about sharing the Gospel with love and making disciples of Jesus with boldness.
We commit ourselves to accountable relationships to foster obedient living in a fallen world.
We bear witness to the Gospel by the way we intentionally care for people with self-sacrifice and love.
We seek the activities of God above human strategies.
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