Global Anabaptist Profile

“The Brethren in Christ Church in the U.S. has agreed to participate in the Global Anabaptist Profile study (GAP). This is the first major study of global Anabaptist-Mennonite churches. The overall purpose of GAP is to gather comparative data from a sample of Mennonite World Conference member churches. Twenty-four national churches have agreed to participate in this study. In addition to BIC U.S., Brethren in Christ churches in Canada, Malawi and Zimbabwe are participating in the study.

All members and participants in Brethren in Christ churches in the U.S. are being invited to complete an on-line survey. Invitations to participate in the study are being sent to email addresses available through the general church offices. Your participation is of critical importance. If you did not receive an email and would like to participate you can access the survey through the link here.

By gathering this data we will have a better understanding of our church and its place in a global community of related churches. These results will also help the global church to better understand its member churches and congregations and will encourage future growth and development. The goal is to present results of this project to the world Mennonite Conference which will convene during the summer of 2015 in Harrisburg, PA.

If anyone has additional questions about this project, please contact Ron Burwell (rburwell@messiah.edu) who is serving as Research Associate for the Brethren in Christ Church in the U.S. participation in GAP. If you would prefer a paper copy of this survey, please contact Bridget Nace at bnace@bic-church.org.”