Dortrecht Confession of Faith

The Dortrecht Confession of Faith was adopted in Holland in 1632 by Dutch Mennonite leaders, and was later adopted by some Mennonite groups in the United States in 1725. The document is written plainly, heavily quoting scripture, and for the most part, shares evangelical Protestant beliefs. However, it emphasizes believer’s baptism, footwashing, shunning, church discipline, the nonswearing of oaths, marriage within the same church, strict nonresistance, and a stronger adherence to obeying Christ rather than following a system of doctrine. The Dortrecht Confession of Faith is still recognized by the Amish and the more conservative groups of Mennonites in the United States and Canada.

Read the Dortrecht Confession of Faith.