Anabaptist Practices in the Local Church

The Anabaptist movement in the sixteenth century resulted in the emergence of hundreds of new churches. Although these varied from place to place, many of them adopted practices that reflected distinctive Anabaptist emphases and were very different from the practices of other churches.

Some of those practices are now common in churches from many traditions, but the Anabaptist tradition continues to inspire and challenge Christians to rethink local church life and practice. In herited churches from many denominations and emerging churches are drawing on this tradition in various ways.

In this section we offer resources to encourage further reflection and practical outworkings of the Anabaptist vision.