About Us

Who We Are

We believe the church is not merely a collection of individuals, but is a community which makes God’s hopes for the world a present reality in our living.  We seek to follow Jesus’ example of peace, nonviolence, forgiveness and reconciliation.  We support worldwide efforts of peacemaking and justice work.

We afirm all people as children of God. We wish for our congregation to be a safe place for our differences – a place where one can voice their convictions, and ask questions.

Leadership at Columbus Mennonite is shared.  We encourage people of all ages to share their gifts, and we also believe church should be a place where one discovers gifts one didn’t know one had.

Columbus Mennonite Church began in the late 1950s when a group of graduate students at The Ohio State University began to meet once a month for fellowship. Soon the group decided to gather every Sunday morning for worship and Christian education in a home in the OSU area. A church building at 6th & Neil Avenues was purchased in 1965 where we worshiped until 1998, when we moved into our current building in the Clintonville neighborhood to provide a larger facility for our growing congregation.  About a third of our congregation now lives in the Clintonville area, but we live in urban, suburban, and even rural areas in and around Columbus.  We come from many different faith and non-faith backgrounds and over half of the congregation did not grow up in a Mennonite church.